Being frightened of what you do in war

Discussion in 'General' started by The Aviator, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Sapper - I too wonder about the present day world and wonder why did we bother - then I also think of the lads and they did it so that the world could become better - God knows - we have had enough warnings to be better - but we still know better than Him.
    Ron is an early bedder - early riser so we should hear from him at around 05:30 GMT- before he goes walkies - then I shall be in bed !
    Cheers
     
  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Sapper - I too wonder about the present day world and wonder why did we bother - then I also think of the lads and they did it so that the world could become better - God knows - we have had enough warnings to be better - but we still know better than Him.
    Ron is an early bedder - early riser so we should hear from him at around 05:30 GMT- before he goes walkies - then I shall be in bed !
    Cheers

    Brian

    Tom has nearly got it right :rolleyes:

    I usually turn in at midnight then am up no later than 5:30 am, when I take my first look at the computer.
    Did I see you wondering what I make of the modern world, compared with the one we lived in in wartime ?
    A simple way of assessing it would be to use plus & minus prefixes, + meaning I approve and - standing for this p****s me off.
    Please accept that the list is in no particular order but is just as my thoughts develop.

    - Revisionism
    - Vandalism, particularly in cemeteries
    - Knife crime
    - International terrorism
    - Unwarrented bias in Press reports
    - People swearing in the street and on public transport, particularly the youngsters.
    - The cult of celebrity making which gives no value to whether a person is good or bad but rather how many times his or her name has appeared in the press
    - Footballers who celebrate scoring a goal by covering their face with their shirts and running amok on the field
    + The internet
    + Satnav
    + My Ipod Touch (currently holding 9500 of my photos !)

    That's enough for now, perhaps others might like to develop this theme ?

    Cheers

    Ron
     
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Ron,

    That is not a bad list.
    I could not agree more with your comments.

    Lack of respect by the majority of the younger generation to their elders tops my list.
    Perhaps bringing back a little disciple in school would help in this respect plus compulsory teaching of Ethics in school.

    Regards

    Tom
     
  4. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    The total lack of respect tops my list - by adults -

    this is where the youngsters learn their lessons - particularly on the playing fields of "sport" - look at the recent Ryder Cup - the US captain tells a crowd that "sportsmanship" is all - ten minutes later he is telling them to "BOO" every missed putt by the Europeans !

    Or when Chelsea is penalised for an infraction - the whole team led by Terry and Lampard - surrounds the referee to change his mind !

    Or the captain of Middlebrough trying to break a newcomers leg.....or the diving in the penalty box - the shirt pulling - this is Sportsmanship ? - hasn't been for yesrs now it's merely entertainment... and not very good mostly...but it does hide a need !
    Cheers
     

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