april memory



25th April, 1907 : Today, three months after the War Office declared its opposition, the Bill to facilitate the construction of a railway tunnel under the Channel was withdrawn from Parliament. One of its sponsors blamed Government hostility for the proposal’s lack of popular support. He was convinced that had the plan been fully discussed by a Parliamentary Committee the merits of the scheme would have became greatly appreciated. But in view of the widespread fear that the tunnel is a threat to the nation’s defences, the sponsors realised they had little chance.

[“Between 1995 and 2000 the newest problem the Immigration Service faced was the growth in asylum seekers entering via the Channel Tunnel with 700 a month presenting themselves at Waterloo station.“]


About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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One Response to april memory

  1. Sweat Later says:

    It is too late, the West gave up. Enjoy your last months.

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