Saturday, September 30, 2006

Solidarity, people.

We are not powerless.

It's easy to despair, to think 'there's nothing I can do about it.' But we are not powerless, we are not helpess, and we are not alone.

This is the stuff they don't teach you in history class, how an army was defeated by poor, working-class familes, fighting with rubbish and old mattresses. How an army was brought to it's knees by schoolchildren. with marbles. This is the history they don't teach you in school.

10 comments:

First Nations said...

i wish this could be posted up on billboards all up and down every road in america. in the world.
my granddad helped organize the woods back in the 1920's by participating in this kind of activity.

homo escapeons said...

I am relieved to discover that 'losing your marbles' can be a good thing.
Great story. In today's Politically Correct world we would be infringing on the Rights of Sir Oswald Mosley's Lonely Fascists Heart Club Band to make complete asses of themselves..

Wow what a Who's Who of downtrodden and weary: Irish Catholic dockers/East Enders/Trade Unionists/Jews/Communists and lowest of the low Labour party members!
*sigh....If only the Trilingual Wiccan Vegan Lesbian Orthonomy Society could have been there....

Anonymous said...

'All it takes for evil to flourish is for a few good men to do nothing...'

MinCat said...

and then there the far more recent example of the poor the least privileged and mot dispossesed, who, when their right to choose was violated, stood up and yelled, organised themselves, communicated by motorcycle messenger to recuse their hero, hugo chavez.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

FN: in the '20s my granddad was boot-legger, rum-runner, and owner of an illegal tavern/speakeasy/blind pig. woo-hoo family history!

Homo: glad to see you mosied over. take off your coat and stay a while. (you can leave your hat on. ;-p )

Anon: oh aye, me laddie. good ol' Edmund Burke.

Mincat: Hello! Welcome M.E. Gracias for keeping us current, mi amiga!

ZB said...

All history is selective. All history serves an agenda. All history leaves stuff out.

Fact. Honest. Sorry.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

I know that. We all do. Which is why it's refreshing to read a piece of history that promotes MY agenda, for once! ;-)

ZB said...

I've never met a woman who didn't promote her agenda...

Chaucer's Bitch said...

har har

Kieran said...

I hate the way Mosley has become a figure of fascination, almost a figure of fun, for so many tv-historians. Good link.