We are all of us descended from men of Oak.
We ordinary men stood at Agincourt and defeated a Nobles Army. At Waterloo my forefathers stood in ‘line and square’ and defeated the great Dictator Napoleon. It was the ordinary man who won the future in 1939 – 1945 and secured Democracy, not the rich, not the Lords and Ladies, and certainly not the Kings.
The great Edward R. Murrow wrote the following about the horrifying threat to ‘Democracy’ that ‘McCarthyism’ represented.
“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men.”
Today; here in the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Rupert Murdoch has attempted to use his Newspaper ‘The Sun’ to besmirch the name of a good man by branding him with unproved and tenuous association a COMMUNIST and sadly and all too rapidly, other News Media like the BBC and LBC have jumped on board this ‘McCarthy Style Witch Hunt Train of Unreasoned Hate’ in order to confuse the minds of ordinary men and women in their continual diabolical attempts to confound the hopes of a younger generation for better world for their children.
We are all of us born from Men of Oak, and I say to Rupert Murdoch and his entire ilk, “that it is they, the Industrialists, the Capitalists, the men and women who pay NO TAX and support our society in NO WAY who are the 5th columnists that we British Men and Women have to be alert against. It is they who are the real threat to Democracy and not the ordinary men and women on the streets who protest their random vilification's, their hateful plotted McCarthyism, their hacking of phones of dead Servicemen and children, their Tax Dodging schemes, their desperate political machinations to hold on to their ill-gotten power and privilege, their un-British attacks on Jewish People, on Muslim People, on Black People, on Immigrants, on our Neighbours in Europe who have fought valiantly side by side with us ‘twice’ in the last hundred years against the Fascist Principles that Rupert Murdoch and all his ilk hold so dear.
My old Regimental Sergeant Major would have branded Rupert Murdoch and all his kind “Cowards who would never put themselves on the line for a comrade.”
He would have spat then and moved on, but this was his view of Platform 5 motherfuckers, but he would have been wrong to ignore the threat Murdoch poses and so may I say on behalf of all thinking men and women who have actually fought for this country – and I paraphrase another man’s rebuttal of your McCarthyism here...
“You've done enough Mr. Murdoch. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”