What is the advantage of being born royal? The reply came back as expected – “sorry mate, they were only looking for Aussie citizens”. I wish I could have been there.” Another lady was very touched by the campaigns “You men are a light in the darkness. Upon receiving a flyer, once man stared at the volunteer and demanded, “How old are you?” “I’m 20,” the volunteer answered.  “And you are against socialism?” he asked incredulously. But if some countries were to lose their monarchs or even make their monarchs lose some ruling power, there’d be lots of probably positive changes to the welfare of their people. It shattered the false consensus of public opinion that says everyone, especially young people favor socialism. “Stop spreading germs!” someone yelled. 4 of the 5 jobs were based in California, and two of them were US government and Australian government related jobs (not ASIO – though I would LOVE to work for ASIO too, but I have since given up hope on working in intelligence * Afterall, machine learning and pattern seeking is a thing that any intelligence agencies would use ). American born and bred but lived in an English colony for a short while when I was 9 or 10 years old. Those positions included treasurer, controller, and head of strategic planning. At Christmas 2008, Foreign Office employee Annabel Tilson's body was found in a frozen lake, the assumption being that she killed herself after suffering a miscarriage and demotion at work when her lap-top, containing sensitive information, was stolen. Rory Stewart gives his argument in proposition for fighting for Queen and Country. If they can do their rallies [referring to the riots], so can we.”, One lady curiously took a flyer. I get emails from John Ritchie,” she said. For Queen & Country (1988) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The salary to the royal family? Under the Oaths Act 1888 (51 & 52 Vict. They are one of the less powerful monarchs on this planet – as in the Magna Carta has their executive powers limited. Interview: For God, Queen and country . Jim Quinn. Directed by Ridley Scott. Film Add to a list. The concept of fairness plays a bit part in my mind, and what I consider my values. All this is done in the name of racial justice. I have long railed against the concept of a country. The melody used is the British national anthem, “God Save the Queen,” arranged by Thomas Arne and used by many members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Catholics in New Mexico Take a Stand for God, Queen, and Country. It is a liege thing dating back all the way to the Middle Ages, with the lord and his vassal, feudal responsibility. Nay, this is a situation where nobody is to be blamed, hence this is a rant more than anything else. But for cinephiles who’ve followed this 82-year-old British filmmaker’s long and sometimes eccentric career with interest and admiration, “Queen and Country” will be a sure winner. In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their … There is undoubtedly much to cause grief. I never ended up being firm friends with any of those people who asked similar questions* one or two of them are good for networking . The English Brownie Law is: A brownie guide thinks of others before herself and does a good turn every day. Again, if one were to judge on individual effort,  it would not be fair to compare a member of a royal family to a commoner. Directed by John Boorman. But this does not mean I must put on a stiff upper lip and go about my day. People look up to Singaporeans, and by virtue of a similar accent, I could momentarily gain social benefits * I must add though, the long term benefits will almost always reduce to zero . A few days ago, a recruiter forwarded me a few very interesting jobs in statistical analysis and machine learning – which coincidentally is what I happen to be very good at (at least to my mind). My Country, ‘Tis of Thee “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee,” also known as “America,” is an American patriotic song, whose lyrics were written by Samuel Francis Smith. I love it! One gentleman expressed appreciation for the well-dressed caravan members. by for KING & COUNTRY.  •  “I don’t think that people should make up their minds until they are 30. “There was a rosary rally? There is undoubtedly much to cause grief. And I used the British royal family as an example. Intercession For Our Land. A caravan of TFP volunteers traveled to New Mexico and set up its campaign banner, standard and honk signs for all to see. You look professional.”, “Oh my goodness!” burst out a Catholic lady. Now her twin Minnie has unearthed a video … One man even applauded from his car as he honked supportively. “Socialism rocks!” croaked an old man as he sputtered past. The current standard oath of allegiance is set out from the Promissory Oaths Act 1868 in the following form: I, (Insert full name), do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her heirs and successors, according to law.So help me God.. On the Dawkins scale, I am likely a 6 or 7. “We’re not just here to pray the rosary, but to grieve for the nation,” explained rosary rally leader Cesar Franco to a group of over forty Catholics gathered outside Santa Fe’s State Capitol Building on June 30. Husnain Mohammed has been in the RAF for 7 years. The first time I heard God Save the Queen sung there I was truly perplexed; holy cow, they got the words wrong! Queen and Country is a 2014 British drama film written and directed by John Boorman. QUEEN AND COUNTRY is the hilarious follow-up to John Boorman's HOPE AND GLORY (1987 nominated for 5 Academy Awards), when 9-year-old Bill Rohan … QUEEN AND COUNTRY, GOD AND GUNS #12164678 07/23/17: Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 11,064 Special Ops agent is on the run after assassinating a powerful figure in Eastern Europe. May Our Lady, the Queen protect America from the virus of socialism, which is creeping into the country under many different forms. When a woman observed a sign saying “Honk Against Communist China,” she forgot about communism and blurted China is full of nice people! This has happened more times to me than I care to admit. With Denzel Washington, Dorian Healy, Sean Chapman, Graham McTavish. If the British royals lose their ruling power today, they’d just be a very ridiculously rich family – pulling in over 200 million quid a year in revenue, and they’d be no different from the Walton family. Of God, Queen and country. I get so angry when I see how poorly these students treat you on campus. “I’m glad to see young men dressed in suits. “How dare you pray for this in front of the Basilica spreading hate!” raged another woman. Of course she knows that I am agnostic to all of these, and hence the joke. Some people chose to reject the prayer campaign from the comfort of their cars. Of course she knows that I am agnostic to all of these, and hence the joke. … If we were to judge fairness based on individual effort, then it is by mere good luck that I was born in a relatively peaceful country with relatively good educational advantage. July 5, 2018. In fact if you had read this blog since its inception in 2004, you would have known I have blogged less, and appeared to be less opinionated on some things – it was partly due to having less time, and also partly due to a lot of re-evaluation of my values and knowledge (essentially there was a period in 2008-2011 when I thought I really didn’t know enough to comment on anything). Rose Hudson-Wilkin talks to Charissa King. Comments Policy: TFP.org reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. [2] The film is a sequel to Boorman's Hope and Glory (1987), and features several of the same characters, although, because of the passage of time, David Hayman is the only actor from the first movie to reprise his role. I think they’re cute, but I will not explicitly support any monarchy. Mini Teaser: Over the centuries, the causes and justifications for war have evolved. It was screened at the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival . Being born royal is again, a circumstance of birth. James Quinn has held financial positions with a retailer, homebuilder and university in his 30 year career. I’d answer “fuck no, I’m atheist, never will be muslim” and the atmosphere instantly changed again. During the rally, a few TFP members walked down the main street handing out a TFP statement against socialism. I believe the American constitution has some parts right – the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness are amongst the many rights a human being should have. Contact Us | Search | Site Map | Fundraising Disclosure Notice | Privacy Policy© 2020 The American TFP. I am painfully aware of the irony of me complaining about unfairness when there are people who are freezing to death in the cold without Internet access. However, at the root of these actions is an attempt to destroy everything that represents Christian civilization. She then pulled up a petition from TFP Student Action on her phone. We begin in Ancient Egypt before travelling on to the time of Christ and Imperial Rome… Am I to really believe I was blessed by an invisible sky daddy, that I above the millions of people in Africa, were born into a fairly middle class family whose parents are able to feed, clothe and most importantly educate me about the world? Part of why I disagree with the concept of “duty to”, “God”, “Queen” and “Country” is because of fairness, and in one of the cases, a very recent event has left some bitterness and hence triggered this post. 2020 Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895) wrote the America text in 1832. “So many well-dressed Catholic men! My partner made a joke earlier when we went out for dinner. Moreover, violent rioters are toppling Catholic monuments everywhere and working to destroy America’s rich Catholic heritage. WELCOME TO KING & COUNTRY… WE are one of the best-known and most-collected producers of toys soldiers and miniature figures in the world today. With Sylvia Hoeks. Of course, the Sovereign is also the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. 40 million quid – to what some brits think is them doing nothing. I think back then the issue was mainly with terrorism, and Malaysia was often lumped in with Indonesia as a terrorist hotbed (despite that Malaysia actually did a very good job at containing any acts of terror before they happened). The Queen having returned to her Chair, (her Majesty having already on Tuesday, the 4th day of November, 1952, in the presence of the two Houses of Parliament, made and signed the Declaration prescribed by Act of All rights reserved. “We’re not just here to pray the rosary, but to grieve for the nation,” explained rosary rally leader Cesar Franco to a group of over forty Catholics gathered outside Santa Fe’s State Capitol Building on June 30. Here he talks to TrueTube about the issues surrounding the practice of Islam in the military. The English Brownie Motto is: "Lend A Hand" (LAH) Hong Kong. For God, King and Country. Several people offered lodging the next time a caravan would be in town. Hence I reject any support for any form of royalty (in terms of ruling power). Is it my fault that people have stereotypes, or that I was born in a country which excludes me from a lot of opportunities by virtue of nationality? As the rally ended, the rally participants felt rejuvenated by the overwhelming support. And I am lucky, in that none of these rights are restricted * think about it, I could be born a female human being in Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan, and due to the lack of knowledge accessible to female humans in those geographic region, I wouldn’t even begin to understand what a better life could  mean , and exercising these rights by working towards improving my personal circumstance (for example: acquiring an Australian citizenship ASAP), the personal circumstances of people close to me (family, friends etc – helping them make their dreams come true), and the personal circumstances of any potential future generations of mine. Heck, even the job opportunities mentioned in the story above was opened to Singaporeans. Fairness, in my mind should be judged based on individual effort. To keep a long story short, I think the concepts of a country is simply tribalism blown up. The lands surrendered from King George to the British Parliament now earns the UK 200 million quid a year. God, Queen and Country - A Rant on Fairness - Bigger on the Inside. Our all-metal, hand-painted, 1:30 scale figures (about 60mm tall) cover the broadest spectrum of history – from Ancient to Modern and many points in between. Turns out if you were Queen Elizabeth II, your ancestor, King George III had done a lot of work for you. Oddly Singapore never got such treatment. Directed by Matthew Evans. But I shan’t blame it on the people who make stereotypes either. Early in my university days, when I mentioned that I was from Malaysia to any new group of people, one of the first few questions I would be asked is “oh, so you’re muslim?” and immediately any conversational atmosphere changed – you can feel people tiptoeing in conversation, trying to skirt the issue. One father took a flyer and responded enthusiastically “This is awesome. It is from the album "joy. Directed by Martin Stellman. It was something along the lines of “do your duty for God, Queen and Country”, to which I replied, “but I don’t believe or endorse any of those concepts to be good concepts!”. You don’t see anything like that anymore.”. TFP.org will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages. The many candidates for authorship include John Bull (c. 1562–1628), Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1583– c. 1633), Henry Purcell (c. 1639–95), and Henry… It fucking well isn’t my fault. For God, Queen, and Country. Many people yelled objections and insults from their vehicles. Yes, despite the fact attitudes may be made up on the fly, I do think that I have some values and attitudes I hold on to – and I like to think I have carefully analyzed and reanalyzed those values I hold to. Dear God, I pray You will be put in Your rightful position in this country. No. Visit Guest's Website. God … Stereotypes are unfortunately very necessary for the brain to function. “Oh, you’re TFP? They were ready to continue the spiritual fight for the Catholic Church and America’s return to order. Be Sure to listen to "joy." Imam Asim Hafiz is Muslim Chaplain for the armed forces. It is not my ancestors who reap the rewards of their efforts but their offsprings, generations after their passing. © 2020 The American TFP. Two families were pleased by the flyer and rally. Eager to at least see what opportunity lies out there for me, I replied, indicating my interest, but also raised concerns that I am not an Australian citizen (yet). Liberation and subversion, imperialism and class struggles, war and hypocrisy, betrayal and solidarity, are the variegated plot themes running through this eclectic collection of British films I have selected. Comparing my childhood to the childhood of a child growing up in the poorest parts of Africa (don’t forget – Africa is one huge ass continent), it would be quite clear that I had the unfair advantage of being born in the right place at the right time to the right people (whom I might add – after years of introspection – are quite pretty much the most awesome parents I know), and under the right conditions. What’s wrong with that?” came the reply. I submit this to you, dear reader, as unfair. When the volunteer mentioned the Rosary rally in front of the state capitol, the lady was surprised. By Indranie Deolall. With Alun Armstrong, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman, Anthony Calf. It’s a beautiful country, and you’re racist for being against China.”. Good, my ass. It was occasionally socially beneficial for me to claim I was from Singapore – people are friendlier instantly for example. It was something along the lines of “do your duty for God, Queen and Country”, to which I replied, “but I don’t believe or endorse any of those concepts to be good concepts!”. Queen is the Crown, the Crown is the State, ergo Queen and Country. In places where I know calling myself an atheist would raise a lot of trouble (particularly one hospital in Malaysia – where I was lectured about the evils of not believing in a silly deity – that hospital was where I learned the lesson to avoid trouble), I would self-identify as a Buddhist. As someone who has studied evolutionary dynamics, and the math of complexity (even giving a talk on complexity a few years ago), I know that my being born to my parents in a country called Malaysia about 20 years ago into a booming economy is actually a cumulative effect of a few generations of my ancestors’ efforts. A statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which goes with the caravan, entered in procession to a center of the rally while participants sang “Immaculate Mary.”, “Ladies and gentlemen,” announced rally leader Cesar Franco, “we are those Catholics who were called upon at this moment in our history, June 2020, in the midst of this crisis and the unraveling of our country. It would be painfully clear that these unfair advantages conferred upon me were a product of happenstance. We are called to stand in the breach, with our rosaries, the Blessed Mother, the angels and the saints and say ‘Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart will triumph.’”. While setting up, a woman in an approaching truck rolled down the window and angrily queried, “What are you doing in front of the cathedral?” When the volunteer explain that “We’re praying the Rosary,” the lady was relieved. When one particularly foul-mouthed man spewed out venom, the volunteer waved back, making the liberal more furious. A retired British soldier struggles to adjust to everyday life, with increasing difficulty. You see, visas are harder to get for Malaysian citizens, and hence despite an being an international job opportunity, it was really open to the first world countries. Kristin Tennyson's signature body of work "God, Queen and Country" was exhibited at KickArts Contemporary Arts from 11 November 2011 to 7 January 2012. All rights reserved. In the Coronation ceremony of 2 June 1953, one of the highlights was when The Queen made her Coronation Oath (taken from the Order of Service for the Coronation). 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