The following was posted to a mailing list I'm on by a British gentleman I like to think of as a friend, even though we have never met face to face.
One year ago today, six British MPs were murdered in Iraq. I taught one of them in school.
He was one of the good guys. I was always on his case about taking that damned cap off indoors. Guess he finally found a hat I approved of.
Amid all this sickening 'patriotism' from people waving England Football Team Flags (how many of these 'patiorts' were flying those flags on our national day???), I'm just taking a moment to remember a real patriot.
Thank whatever you believe in that there are still some like him...