Sunday morning music

Britain is to officially leave the European Union on January 31st, 2020.  It’ll continue to observe EU rules and regulations for the rest of the year while an agreement on future relations with that body is hammered out, and will become fully free of their encumbrance at the end of this year (at least, that’s the current plan).

To honor Britain and its people as they regain some of their independence, and in the hope that the island nation may be restored to at least some of its former glory, here’s a quintessentially English anthem.  It’s “Jerusalem”, a poem by William Blake set to music by Sir Hubert Parry.  The text may be found here.  This rendition is from the Last Night of the Proms concert in 2009;  the annual “Last Night” traditionally features the song in its conclusion.

May formerly great Britain indeed shake off the tangled snares of bureaucratic obfuscation and political correctness, and regain at least something of the Churchillian spirit that inspired it to win two World Wars.



  1. I will now quote from the Ode to Kratman (edited to be slightly less NSFW):

    F the European Union!
    F the Hague and ICC!
    F their rules and regulations;
    F the whole bureaucracy!

    Asshats, Bastards, Cowards, Dimwits,
    Excrement-Feeding, Gallows-bait.
    Hang the swine Higher than Haman,
    Ignorant Jackasses, Knaves.

    Watch them purge the bent banana.
    See your taxes rise and rise.
    See your nations fall to ruin.
    Watch as every freedom dies.

    Lick-ass Morons, Nincompoops, Oh,
    Pity the Quagmire these Reds made.
    Sycophants and Thieves, the whole crew,
    Underworked and overpaid.

    Friday Mornings EUnuchs sign in
    To ensure their holidays
    Are paid for by lesser beings.
    Others call those people, “slaves.”

    To the lampposts, Europeans.
    Tie the knots and toss the ropes.
    Fit the nooses, haul the free ends
    Stand back; let the bastards choke.

  2. Perhaps one day they will also advance to the 18th century notion that a “royal family” is a real thing.

    I thought Real Americans put that fairy tale to rest. Heh.

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