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Thread #51709   Message #788884
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
22-Sep-02 - 03:05 AM
Thread Name: BS: (UK Only) Anyone going to today's march?
Subject: RE: BS: 9UK Only) Anyone going to todays march?
Much as I would love to, to try and preserve the livelihood of my family, the industries that kept this country fed in times of war and trouble, to protect the way of life of millions of people who don't happen to live in the the Home Counties or have a 9-5 job, I can't for health reasons. However, they have my support, I've signed any CA petitions that have come my way, I've openly defended their rights to freedom of speech and fought many a verbal battle on their behalf.

And to the small faction that I know are only in this for self publicity and to cause trouble - one day, I hope you need a farmer to provide your food, supply your drink and keep your green land pleasant. What am I saying - unless you eat air and drink rain, you DO need farmers, and dairymen and pickers and planters and all those other dirty, smelly, shit laden, back and heart breaking jobs that you in your nice suburban semis know nothing about.

To (possibly) lighten up, or maybe to just illustrate a point - I overheard a mother/child debate in the supermarket near my work in Central London... child: 'Mum, can I have an apple now?' Mum (in extremely posh voice): 'No, these are for home, there aren't enough, they don't grow on trees you know!'..... I couldn't decide which was worse... a child denied a healthy snack or a grown woman who thinks apples come from factories!

If you are marching, be safe. If not, be supportive.