|Adryan (Ted) Johnson|
"Cave quid optes"
Membership Level: Full
Whilst politicians defraud and steal from the public and deny effective equipment to the fighting services so that they can have more money to spend of the ’expenses’ things will never change.
The experiences of the lady defy rational description and the really sad thing? The very service her husband was so proud to have been a part of were totally uninterested.
Terry Carey mentioned Kipling; he, Kipling, summed it up well even as far back as the 1890s:
You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it’s "Saviour of ’is country" when the guns begin to shoot;
An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool -- you bet that Tommy sees!
The more things change, the more they remain the same!