Wednesday, 23 January 2013

God Save the Queen

God might save the Queen, but who is going to save her people?

God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God Save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God Save the Queen.

The second verse is occasionally sung as well:

Thy choicest gifts in store
on her are pleased to pour,
long may she reign.
May she defend our laws,
And give us ever cause,
to sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen.

Now let’s break this down. This stirring anthem is from another time, another Great Britain, some might say even from a parallel dimension. It was a time of Empire, the time of renaissance, a cultural movement dating back to the 14th to the 17th century. It was the era of great writers, dramatists, poets, painters and composers. Our people defended our country from the French, Dutch, Spanish and Germans, and much blood was spilled on foreign soil.

Nationalism, Patriotism and loyalty to the Crown were the opiate of the people and were values encouraged by our past great leaders.

The first definitive published version of the present tune appeared in 1744 in Thesaurus Musicus, as a setting of the familiar first verse, and the song was popularised in Scotland and England the following year, with the landing of Charles Edward Stuart. It was recorded as being sung in London theatres in 1745.

Think about it, the Battle of Trafalgar was on 21st October 1805. Now 264 years later from the first performance of the National Anthem it has little meaning, certainly to a high proportion of our immigrant population, many of them might even find it provocative, even deeply offensive.

If that was not enough I would say you would be hard put to find a politician today that would dare utter the words Nationalism, loyalty or Patriotism in the same breath. It has been deliberately associated with extreme, far right National and Patriotic ideology which our ancestors died for.

There has been a frenzied and deliberate attempt to conjure up references of Nationalism and Patriotism with visions of death camps and Jackboots all for a political advantage. It is rampant political prostitution where anything is allowed whether by fair means or foul.

This disgusting, unimaginable state of affairs took only 60 years to transform this country from proudly patriotic, brave people to a populace with little backbone who are now terrified to show any loyalty or patriotism to their own country for fear of being accused of being racist and frightened by the possibility of a visit by the Political State Police even if they dare put a Union Flag in their front room window.

In the continuum of time it is barely one beat of a butterfly’s wings.
Many of our people died on the battlefield protecting this Island, now our leaders are offering it up as a sacrifice for reasons of personal political gain, wealth and prestige. No words have yet been coined to describe the sorry wretches whom our history, our unique culture, our ethnic identity and our debt to our fallen mean absolutely nothing.

So back to our National Anthem;
May she defend our laws,
And give us ever cause,
to sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen.

Well for a start she doesn’t defend our laws, to be honest apart from opening flower shows and hospital wards and visiting festering parts of our enriched cities, I don’t really know what she does. People might say she lives on another planet; she has completely lost touch with her people.

I would like to ask her one question; if we sing ” May she defend our Laws” why are our laws made in consensus with 27 European countries and why did she co-sign the acceptance of the EU constitution (Lisbon Treaty) which negates OUR constitution, and violates her Coronation Oath; a valid question from the peasantry.

A month stay in Tower Hamlets or in a decaying Moslem designated area of Oldham or a host of our other cities or towns. Yes even a very slow walk down Wembley High street with heavy security might make her face up to reality as to what her ministers are doing to her country and to her people. I cannot ever give cause to sing with any joy;

To sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen.

I would sing God save the Queen if she would promise to save us from the traitors within her cabinet and from the rampant colonisation of our country. Until then I do not owe her my respect or allegiance.

Let us finish with this verse.

O Lord our God arise,
Scatter her enemies
And make them fall;
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix,
God save us all!

This verse should be particularly relevant to our Queen. I would start with a look at the treachery by the Prince of Darkness or the South African communist and then visit the criminals in Brussels; these are the enemies she should be scattering, confounding their politics and frustrating their knavish tricks.

On thee our hopes we fix?

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