17 June 2020
“When all the stars are falling down,
Into the sea and on the ground,
And angry voices carry on the wind.
A beam of light will fill your head
And you’ll remember what’s been said
By all the good men this world’s ever known.”
10 June 2020
So statue-destroying has reached a provincial British city, as Edward Colston was toppled from his plinth and dumped into the river by a mob of protestors/rioters. I’ve expressed my views about the foolishness of pretending one can eliminate the bits of the past one doesn’t like before, so I’m not going to repeat it all again, but there are just a few comments - first, who’s next? And secondly, the revolution always eats its children - just ask Robespierre, Danton, Trotsky, for example.