Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday morning ode to fighting on

I missed out on the Friday night fun since I was at the Ian Tyson concert at the East Longview Community Centre last night(and Neil Young on Sunday night. What a week for classic Canadian acts). Now I don't mean to intrude on the party and I may be a day late and a youtube short but the lyrics from Impolitical's offering reminded me of one of my favourite Robert Service poems: "The Law Of The Yukon".

To me one portion speaks to all of us who stand against denialists in general and Harper et al. in particular.

And I wait for the men who will win me -- and I will not be won in a day;
And I will not be won by weaklings, subtle, suave and mild,
But by men with the hearts of vikings, and the simple faith of a child;
Desperate, strong and resistless, unthrottled by fear or defeat,
Them will I gild with my treasure, them will I glut with my meat.

Or to use a different metaphor, Canada is often down after the first period but we always expect a thrilling and historic comeback for a win.Recommend this Post


Mentarch said...

Welcome to Teh Fun Friday Nights - see you next Friday, eh? ;-)

Impolitical said...

well put

I guess this friday thing is becoming a "thing" now...:)

Mentarch said...

Oooh yeah! :-D

Constant Vigilance said...

I guess the quote I used doesn't leave me in a position to be able to gracefully back out now, does it.

See you Friday.