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Don’t let’s be beastly to the Islams


This is not the first time the British urge to appease its enemies has come under criticism.

“Sterilization simply isn’t done.”

It might be well to think about what happened after the War. My mother grew up starving. Yes, literally starving. She was a good five inches shorter than I; I could put my chin on the top of her head. This is because she grew up in Manchester after the War during rationing. She told me the story of lining up twice a week with all the other children on her block in Wythenshawe to receive exactly one glass of orange juice. Rationing went on in Britain until 1953, while the allied nations busied themselves with rebuilding the countries they’d just defeated.

It’s also worth noting that this song by Noel Coward was banned in Britain during the war, for being too critical of the government.



2 thoughts on “Don’t let’s be beastly to the Islams”

  1. dana says:

    I can remember my mother gathering food supplies and clothing to send to starving British children. We were very poor too though we didn’t know it…five children, my dad serving in the Pacific…but we had food to eat. I remember not being allowed to leave anything on my plate because there were starving children in England and Europe who would have loved to have it. Many Americans were sending what they could, so you shouldn’t forget that. Also, it was most unfortunate that Britain decided to become socialist as that is what prohibited their getting aid. I’m not saying it was right! It was just the way things happened.

  2. Grace Clark says:

    Thanks, I hadn’t heard that song before. Coward was clever!

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