out of a lifetime. So?
I’ve just sat through an impassioned speech by a young lady whom some might call a firebrand (or a bitch). Whichever, however, the lady is involved in her topic. Kudos.
Essentially her topic is Canada.
And immigration, and the fact that she likes being herself. (Don’t we all?)
She doesn’t like being forced to ‘like’ people with different values being foisted on her (and I suppose on her downlines too if she has any).
Her u-tube is well worth watching—
—even if you don’t don’t give a damn. Why should you? Isn’t ‘change’ the only constant? So why dislike the inevitable, why kick against the pricks when life is so much easier if you just go with the flow?
AS A CONSPIRACIST
I try to make rational sense of what is being done to my way of life without my consent. I have my own values and dislike what I see as other peoples’ lack of values overriding mine in my own country. Hence I relate to the lady above.
WHAT TRIGGERED ME THIS TIME?
I have a token in my home (somewhere) from when I did time in HMAS Cerberus. The motto was ‘SEMPER VIGILANS’.
Pretty self explanatory … and tonight I was tracking through a train of thought triggered by GP’s recent post on HMAS Australia and ended up with a modern souvenir image of Cerberus, and now look at it—
Related … a few weeks ago I visited the website of a South Auckland school, where the blazer/badge image was of an ancient Grecian athlete holding aloft a burning torch, with the motto “Digne Lampada Tradas” which as everyone once knew was “Worthily, hand on the torch” …
… but which has likewise been modernised in translation to now be understood as meaning something quite different—
So understandably moderns are too dense to appreciate subtleties—and why the hell waste time on deceased archaic obsolete defunct meaningless languages?
Is this why the Christian Bible is translated endlessly into ‘Noddy book’ turns of phrase, lest the simplest of simple messages be lost upon the
But if nothing is sacred, what then provides continuity from one generation to the next?
What defines selfhood, nationhood, community?
What can give a sense of purpose, unity, and the bondings that such provide?
Or are we being set up?
Are clever minds invoking the ages old
And we, being incapable of reasoned thought, are simply accepting it?
At least the passionate damsel in the video above has seen the light. Too little, too late, but I’d be happy to watch her again. And I shall …