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Thursday, January 19, 2006
IRAN
Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know that I am against anyone bombing anyone. End of story. I often think the best solution would be to get Bush, bLIAR, bin Laden (why do their names all begin with 'B' - I feel a conspiracy theory coming on!) and all the rest of them and put them on some island where they can sort it out among themselves and leave the rest of us to get on with being decent to each other.

Also, anyone who reads this will know that despite loving books I am not much of a poetry person. Nevertheless, with all the Iran stuff building up I would like to put this one and only poem on Thumping the Tub.

It was written by Michael Rosen just after the London bombings. It is called

DEAR NEW LABOUR

If you go into other people's countries
and bomb them
they will bomb you.

You can call them what you like
You can tell us that our cause is noble
You can tell us that they're evil and we are good

But the rule remains:
If you go into other people's countries
and bomb them
they will bomb you.

You can tell us that you've flushed out the troublemakers
You can tell us that you've neutralised the flashpoints
You can tell us that you've sown the seeds of the future

But the rule remains:
If you go into other people's countries
and bomb them
they will bomb you.

STOP F*CKING ATTACKING PEOPLE!
posted by michael the tubthumper @ 6:31 pm  
4 Comments:
  • At 7:52 pm, Anonymous LILY said…

    Well we have crossed paths on many other blogs, so I figured I should come check out your digs. I get overwhelmed by all the places I want to check out, and TIME. But I'm glad I made it over here. I think the poem's message was pretty clear, and it was a good way to comment on the subject, to post it.
    Hope we continue to cross paths because the more people writing/conversing the better.
    Thanks.

     
  • At 8:11 am, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said…

    Simple concept, too bad elected leaders can't seem to grasp it

     
  • At 10:55 am, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    Well, we don't need an excuse, do we?

     
  • At 12:17 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    hi lily and welcome!

    graeme, maybe they do grasp it but don't give a f*ck - it won't be them who get hurt.

    neil. thats because they are all degenerate evildoers and we only murder people for jesus. come on - get with the program!

     
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About Me: Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant. 28 years old, I write and research for a couple of websites and also do my own stuff.
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