Thursday, December 01, 2005

Setting Sons II

JJV notes the passing of two more sons of empire, one adopted:
He spent a lot of time flying over Malta when it was not a good idea to do so if you were British.

He was born in Ukraine, relocated to Poland, and married an Irish woman two days after the Germans invaded. Subsequently he was active in the resistance movement in the concentration camps (warning: atrocity described).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, I just found a band called setting sons that apparently is some sort of 1979 punk outfit. Suffice to say their opinion of these men and the British Empire is not mine.

Here is some of the leftist nihilists lyrics.

Little Boy Soldiers

Think of honour, Queen and country,
You're a blessed son of the British Empire,
God's on our side and so is Washington.

Come out on the hills with the little boy soldiers.

Come on outside - I'll sing you a lullaby,
Or tell a tale of how goodness prevailed.

We ruled the world - we killed and robbed,
The fucking lot - but we don't feel bad.

It was done beneath the flag of democracy,
You'll believe and I do - yes I do - yes I do -
yes I do -

stupid punks.

"Get you sons like your fathers got and God will Save the Queen."