Nay, this is a situation where nobody is to be blamed, hence this is a rant more than anything else. Directed by Martin Stellman. With Sylvia Hoeks. In places where I know calling myself an atheist would raise a lot of trouble (particularly one hospital in Malaysia – where I was lectured about the evils of not believing in a silly deity – that hospital was where I learned the lesson to avoid trouble), I would self-identify as a Buddhist. “I’m glad to see young men dressed in suits. Fairness, in my mind should be judged based on individual effort. Queen and Country is a 2014 British drama film written and directed by John Boorman. Queen is the Crown, the Crown is the State, ergo Queen and Country. That’s why the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP) launched a nationwide campaign to pray the rosary in every state capital for the nation’s conversion and return to order. All this is done in the name of racial justice. June 7, 2017 | Queen and Country, God and Guns. In fact if you had read this blog since its inception in 2004, you would have known I have blogged less, and appeared to be less opinionated on some things – it was partly due to having less time, and also partly due to a lot of re-evaluation of my values and knowledge (essentially there was a period in 2008-2011 when I thought I really didn’t know enough to comment on anything). “Yes, I am. And time it is for the personal story. With Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis. The English Brownie Motto is: "Lend A Hand" (LAH) Hong Kong. TFP.org will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages. QUEEN AND COUNTRY is the hilarious follow-up to John Boorman's HOPE AND GLORY (1987 nominated for 5 Academy Awards), when 9-year-old Bill Rohan … Interview: For God, Queen and country . Directed by Ridley Scott. 4 of the 5 jobs were based in California, and two of them were US government and Australian government related jobs (not ASIO – though I would LOVE to work for ASIO too, but I have since given up hope on working in intelligence * Afterall, machine learning and pattern seeking is a thing that any intelligence agencies would use ). Chewxy As someone who has studied evolutionary dynamics, and the math of complexity (even giving a talk on complexity a few years ago), I know that my being born to my parents in a country called Malaysia about 20 years ago into a booming economy is actually a cumulative effect of a few generations of my ancestors’ efforts. “Socialism rocks!” croaked an old man as he sputtered past. Good, my ass. Of course she knows that I am agnostic to all of these, and hence the joke. If we were to judge fairness based on individual effort, then it is by mere good luck that I was born in a relatively peaceful country with relatively good educational advantage. Mini Teaser: Over the centuries, the causes and justifications for war have evolved. Jim Quinn. Moreover, violent rioters are toppling Catholic monuments everywhere and working to destroy America’s rich Catholic heritage. Under the Oaths Act 1888 (51 & 52 Vict. It was something along the lines of “do your duty for God, Queen and Country”, to which I replied, “but I don’t believe or endorse any of those concepts to be good concepts!”. “So many well-dressed Catholic men! The salary to the royal family? Am I to really believe I was blessed by an invisible sky daddy, that I above the millions of people in Africa, were born into a fairly middle class family whose parents are able to feed, clothe and most importantly educate me about the world? Men Screaming ‘Hail Satan’ Disrupt the R... Augusta, Maine: “Today is the happiest I... Rosary Rally Calls Satan’s Bluff in Linc... TFP Rosary Campaign to Restore America Blog, Catholics in New Mexico Take a Stand for God, Queen, and Country, https://www.facebook.com/Tradition.Family.Property.TFP/. The lands surrendered from King George to the British Parliament now earns the UK 200 million quid a year. God, Queen and Country - A Rant on Fairness - Bigger on the Inside. Rose Hudson-Wilkin was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where she began preaching at the age of 14. But if some countries were to lose their monarchs or even make their monarchs lose some ruling power, there’d be lots of probably positive changes to the welfare of their people. It shows people that you take your work seriously. It is not my ancestors who reap the rewards of their efforts but their offsprings, generations after their passing. If you read enough of this blog, you’d know that I self-identify as a strong agnostic atheist. The announcement of the new provision comes four months after the Guides broke with 102 years of tradition by dropping the promise to serve God and country … It was screened at the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival . ... All this time. Loyalty To Queen Or God? Of God, Queen and country. It is from this view I reject a belief in a god as described by Judeo-Christian tradition – which more often than not has been described as merciful, and good. All rights reserved. This is great!” The volunteer explained that the caravan had been traveling throughout the Southwest to pray for the country. “Oh, you’re TFP?  •  July 5, 2018. I’d answer “fuck no, I’m atheist, never will be muslim” and the atmosphere instantly changed again. It is a liege thing dating back all the way to the Middle Ages, with the lord and his vassal, feudal responsibility. Imam Asim Hafiz is Muslim Chaplain for the armed forces. Visit Guest's Website. I think they’re cute, but I will not explicitly support any monarchy. American born and bred but lived in an English colony for a short while when I was 9 or 10 years old. When one particularly foul-mouthed man spewed out venom, the volunteer waved back, making the liberal more furious. Upon receiving a flyer, once man stared at the volunteer and demanded, “How old are you?” “I’m 20,” the volunteer answered.  “And you are against socialism?” he asked incredulously. I get so angry when I see how poorly these students treat you on campus. Turns out if you were Queen Elizabeth II, your ancestor, King George III had done a lot of work for you. With Alun Armstrong, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman, Anthony Calf. The other father exclaimed, “Good job! Be Sure to listen to "joy." Of course they wouldn’t be singing My Country Tis of Thee, but that’s how I … I believe the American constitution has some parts right – the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness are amongst the many rights a human being should have. When a woman observed a sign saying “Honk Against Communist China,” she forgot about communism and blurted China is full of nice people! I have long railed against the concept of a country. While the Catholics prayed with enthusiasm and fervor, locals passing by in cars began honking supportively. She then pulled up a petition from TFP Student Action on her phone. “How dare you pray for this in front of the Basilica spreading hate!” raged another woman. There exist some monarchies of which the monarchs have absolute power over the fate of any of their citizens. If the British royals lose their ruling power today, they’d just be a very ridiculously rich family – pulling in over 200 million quid a year in revenue, and they’d be no different from the Walton family. Directed by Matthew Evans. “We’re not just here to pray the rosary, but to grieve for the nation,” explained rosary rally leader Cesar Franco to a group of over forty Catholics gathered outside Santa Fe’s State Capitol Building on June 30. Hence I reject any support for any form of royalty (in terms of ruling power). You don’t see anything like that anymore.”. Those positions included treasurer, controller, and head of strategic planning. There is undoubtedly much to cause grief. Yes, despite the fact attitudes may be made up on the fly, I do think that I have some values and attitudes I hold on to – and I like to think I have carefully analyzed and reanalyzed those values I hold to. There is undoubtedly much to cause grief. No. Which is to say that Boorman’s latest is not for folks who’ve never heard of John Boorman. I get emails from John Ritchie,” she said. I have taken some time and thought for some time on my opinion on this, and while I will agree that there are some benefits to retaining silly human-drawn boundaries (not Australia though – we’re a land girt by sea), I still think that in the larger picture, the concept of a country is detrimental to the growth of humans. A retired British soldier struggles to adjust to everyday life, with increasing difficulty. The caravaners were shocked by the venom of some remarks. Liberation and subversion, imperialism and class struggles, war and hypocrisy, betrayal and solidarity, are the variegated plot themes running through this eclectic collection of British films I have selected. While setting up, a woman in an approaching truck rolled down the window and angrily queried, “What are you doing in front of the cathedral?” When the volunteer explain that “We’re praying the Rosary,” the lady was relieved. They were ready to continue the spiritual fight for the Catholic Church and America’s return to order. May Our Lady, the Queen protect America from the virus of socialism, which is creeping into the country under many different forms. Early in my university days, when I mentioned that I was from Malaysia to any new group of people, one of the first few questions I would be asked is “oh, so you’re muslim?” and immediately any conversational atmosphere changed – you can feel people tiptoeing in conversation, trying to skirt the issue. My Country, ‘Tis of Thee “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee,” also known as “America,” is an American patriotic song, whose lyrics were written by Samuel Francis Smith. Coronaphobia and socialist legislation from COVID-19 lockdown are destroying the social fabric of our nation. Contact Us | Search | Site Map | Fundraising Disclosure Notice | Privacy Policy© 2020 The American TFP. One gentleman expressed appreciation for the well-dressed caravan members. The origin of both the words and the music is obscure. I am also very and painfully aware that I was born into relative wealth (compared to say, the average Sudanese), and that many people are indeed suffering worse fates than having a few job opportunities slam shut in their face. For Queen & Country (1988) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Kristin Tennyson's signature body of work "God, Queen and Country" was exhibited at KickArts Contemporary Arts from 11 November 2011 to 7 January 2012. It fucking well isn’t my fault. QUEEN AND COUNTRY, GOD AND GUNS #12164678 07/23/17: Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 11,064 Here he talks to TrueTube about the issues surrounding the practice of Islam in the military. Eager to at least see what opportunity lies out there for me, I replied, indicating my interest, but also raised concerns that I am not an Australian citizen (yet). © 2020 The American TFP. 2020 Dear God, I pray You will be put in Your rightful position in this country. It is from the album "joy. [2] The film is a sequel to Boorman's Hope and Glory (1987), and features several of the same characters, although, because of the passage of time, David Hayman is the only actor from the first movie to reprise his role. You see, visas are harder to get for Malaysian citizens, and hence despite an being an international job opportunity, it was really open to the first world countries. … It was something along the lines of “do your duty for God, Queen and Country”, to which I replied, “but I don’t believe or endorse any of those concepts to be good concepts!”. “I don’t think that people should make up their minds until they are 30. The melody used is the British national anthem, “God Save the Queen,” arranged by Thomas Arne and used by many members of the Commonwealth of Nations. It shattered the false consensus of public opinion that says everyone, especially young people favor socialism. Our all-metal, hand-painted, 1:30 scale figures (about 60mm tall) cover the broadest spectrum of history – from Ancient to Modern and many points in between. 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