Gladstone Was Right 62


My MA thesis was entitled “Midlothian and Gladstone”. Here is an extract from one of Gladstone’s Midlothian campaign speeches, in Dalkeith, while the Second Afghan War was raging.

Those hill tribes had committed no real offence against us. We, in the pursuit of our political objects, chose to establish military positions in their country. If they resisted, would not you have done the same? … The meaning of the burning of the village is, that the women and the children were driven forth to perish in the snows of winter … Is that not a fact ?” for such, I fear, it must be reckoned to be ?” which does appeal to your hearts as women … which does rouse in you a sentiment of horror and grief, to think that the name of England, under no political necessity, but for a war as frivolous as ever was waged in the history of man, should be associated with consequences such as these?

There could be no clearer indication of how far we have diminished as a nation. Remember, Gladstone was campaigning in opposition to become PM again, for a third time. No senior politician would ever dare today to say:

If they resisted, would not you have done the same?

Anyone who suggested today that the Afghans have a right to resist foreign occupation would be drowned out in screams of “Wooton Basset” and the false, flatulent patriotism of newspaper proprietors and editors sat on their well-padded arses in comfortable offices,

Gladstone won both Midlothian and the general election. But there are no politicians of anything approaching his stature today. Charlie Kennedy actually understood what Liberalism is; Nick Clegg has neither courage nor prinicple.


62 thoughts on “Gladstone Was Right

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  • Alfred Burdett

    You say, “Anyone who suggested today that the Afghans have a right to resist foreign occupation would be drowned out in screams of “Wooton Basset” and the false, flatulent patriotism of newspaper proprietors and editors sat on their well-padded arses in comfortable offices… ”

    But you are wrong. There are those saying that Afghans have the right to resist foreign occupation, and they are being drowned out not by screams of “Wooten Basset,” but by screams of “racist, fascist, Nazi” from the likes of NewsCrap (Asian pornographer, Poop Murdoch, prop.), the BBC and all the other false flatulent voices of Britian’s LibLabConKip establishment, who howl with contempt at those who assert the existence of an indigenous people of Britain.

    I refer, of course to the British National Party, which with admirable consistency, maintains the right of the Afghans to determine their own future without foreign interference as they demand the right of the British people to determine their own future without interference by the likes of the EU, NATO, the UN and the global governance movement.

  • john

    rh,

    “There is no such thing as a Zionist banker, bankers have only one god, as soon as the oil runs out then so will Zionism. The function of Israel is to divide the Arabs and ensure instability in the area, that way you can sell huge quantities of arms to the protagonists . . .”

    How do you assert this–have you proof?

    I believe there are Zionist bankers and I believe that, they have recently caused global mischief and chaos in the banking world–though I am very much an outsider and have no access to any evidence, so I have to look elsewhere for some substantiation for my assertions/beliefs.

    1. The Iraq war was driven by the USA, with AIPAC and the NeoCons–almost all Zionists.

    2. In 2006 the US/UK/UE/UN watched as Israel destroyed the civilian infrastructure of Lebanon, killing thousands of civilians. No appreciable attempt to stop the onslaught was made by the West.

    3. In 2006 again, all Palestinians voted for a party to govern. Hamas was the party elected democratically to govern. Israel, ruled by Zionist, had the USA/UK/EU to impose sanctions against them, which divided p

    Palestinians and created chaos.

    4. In 2009 the Israelis massacred the people of Gaza for 22 days, while the West again did nothing. 1400 died, mainly civilians.

    5. We have just seen the result of an international murder of an officer of Hamas, by “strongly-alleged” members of Mossad, yet Israel will not say whether they were behind it or not. This is Israeli hubris of the kind shown against the verdict of Justice Richard Goldstone’s report against Israel over Gaza.

    6. We are asked to recognise “Holocaust Day”, discriminatingly apart from other savage acts to all manner of civilian people, during WWII–while Zionists of Israel create similar kinds of torture and death as the Nazis. (see the effects of White Phosphorous and Cluster Bombs on civilian areas).

    Israel is contemptuous of the West and the UN.

    Never before have I seen the West so mute and acquiescent, at such arrogant and outrageous behaviour by Israel.

    WHY?

    I condemn utterly the Holocaust, at the hands of Nazis, but lately I’m considering what menace Hitler saw in the power of Zionists, to have been so extreme.

    Watching 1948 Israel develop into “The Jewish State of Israel”–with all that these words imply, I begin to see a Frankenstein’s monster, taking over most of what was Arab land, despite the UN and the terms of the British Mandate of 1948.

    This is not the will of all Jews–but the deliberation of Zionists, who just now seem to be running the western world.

    I would like to be enlightened against these beliefs.

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