Re: note to uk.people.gothic readers
- From: "Certic" <PJS@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 20:45:16 +0100
Grave <grave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "Ghost" <dj_ghostuk@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> > Only warfare has changed an awful lot since WW2 and the likelihood
> > nation lacking a standing army being able to raise one, train one,
> > equip one and field one in the event of being invaded, in time for
> > to do any good is about zero. Therefore I would contend that
> > professional standing army is a necessity.
> funny, but britain hasnt been invaded since they invented modern
> battleships and planes. in the days of yore werent they invaded
> by anyone who happened to be passing?
Britain was invaded before naval warfare was invented. As for
modernity, you'd think that would make it easier, wouldn't you,
though? I mean, in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries when nobody could
get past the Royal Navy (put your hand down, the Dutchman at the back)
preventing invasion was easy. With having to worry about paratroops
landing or bombers overhead, modern warfare screws up that idea.
It hurts sometimes more than we can bear.
If we could live without passion, maybe
we'd know some kind of peace.
But we would be hollow.
Empty rooms, shuttered and dank...
Without passion, we'd be truly dead.
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