Wednesday, 3 June 2009

X marks the blood

Friends, anonymous visitors, and cordial foes...

We’re many of us going to be busy tomorrow hoping that we’re doing the least bad thing.

Lest we despair and stay at home, let's remember the rude fellows and madmen who bought those pencil Xs we can choose to use or squander. They paid with their hearts' blood and their widows' tears, or else were Suffragettes and starved for their share and their daughters who wore this country's uniform to keep those X's real. Left or Right, they didn't seem to mind.

Let's also remember the neighbours who'll be missing from our home-towns tomorrow because they're keeping up the payments in the dust and the sand and the hills, because freedom is always rented and never owned freehold.

Though we are not well led, we should do the best we can to follow those absent friends with gratitude.

Vote proudly for their sake, if nothing else.


Lawson Narse said...

Well said that man.

Tory Poppins said...

Brilliant BRILLIANT post, and very well said.
I will link to it if I may.

North Northwester said...

My friends, give it some...

TT, how the hell does a Google blogger comment on twitter?

CherryPie said...

My message to everyone is please go out and use that pencil tomorrow.

It is important for us all to make that mark, use your democratic right and make your voices heard.

If you don't I fear we will lose that democratic rights!

JuliaM said...

Excellent post!

We owe it to the people gone before who died to give us the vote to use it.


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