Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thought for The day



Only the British could have a statute outside their parliament of a man who did his level best to destroy it and stamped on the Levellers and their ideas about democracy.

4 comments:

Malc said...

Yes, it's a big one for the irony fans, isn't it? Cromwell was a religious fundamentalist every bit as evil as Osama bin Laden. His views on the Catholic Irish were similar to Hitler's on the Slavs. Still, he did have the right idea when it came Kings.

The Birdwatcher said...

malc - except that deep down he really wanted to be one and was very tempted to take the offer to become Oliver the First. Instead he ensured the return of the monarchy by smashing all the republican opposition.

Ginni Dee said...

Love your snow photos!

Ginni

The Birdwatcher said...

ginni dee - hi. Thanks. We have had our first snow of the winter today so there is much excitment.