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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://repwblic.informe.com/viewtopic.php?p=3683#3683

The fall-out of The European Union Referendum in the fallings-out of The Democrats in Westminster is going on and on and ... >sigh< ... can we ... >sob< ... nefer end em ?

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[ A text to a friend - a pleasant reminder that our political ideals are a commonplace ... indeed are our commonwealth ... ]

Recreational - Educational - Historical : Pete Seeger on C-span in1998 - giving a nicely put definition of Communism =

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MrM_TGX-KMk

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I wish that I was still as much of a pleasant character as Pete Seeger was - I hold much the same sorts of sentiments - but a series of events in 2012 led me to make the unexpected decision in 2013 to entirely reject Democracy as not merely corrupt but corrupting - and not a political system at all because it is not based upon facts and arguments. This is not in fact as radical as it may sound to those not familiar with the history of Republicanism and who understand what this decision means in terms of Republican political arguments. All I really knew in 2013 was that I could no longer make any further excused for what I had previously been advocating on Y Repwblic which was Republican Democracy i.e. Democratic involvement in terms of joining political parties and / or voting for them - everybody striving to behave well and raise the bar/tone of Welsh Public/Political Society but not by founding a Democratic Republican or any other kind of party : the emphasis and slant being upon promoting non-party campaigns which the members of any party or none could support, the emphasis upon promoting non-sectarian societal cohesion.

I regarded my rejection of Democracy as inevitable for me because of what I have witnessed but I worried about how I would explain it to others and I was embarrassed to be working out the consequences in such a publicly visible way as I wrote out versions of my new ideology over the next couple of years on Y Repwblic. The new ideology was not that new however : it was the logical outcome of the arguments that I already believed in being unravelled and laid out straight - but although this stripped down sloganised " Pure Republicanism " lends me a framework to write from ... is it of any use to any of the readers of Y Repwblic of whom 99% are not in The United Kingdom ? ... Or the 1% who are ? ... Until the recent events of 2016 I assumed that I was dealing mostly in The Art of Politics - that I was writing polemical pieces reflecting an isolated experience ... but now I see that I was sensing the mood of The People in Wales if not The World : they have lashed out and the fraying hole which I thought that I saw at the centre of Welsh Political Society is now a gaping jagged rent as The Electorate voted first for UKIP and then for BREXIT because they thought that they had found The Democrats Who Listen because UKIP promised them everything they asked for knowing that they will never form The Welsh Government ... It grieves me that The People in Wales do not understand that in leaving The European Union they have thrown away The Human Rights Act 1998 and trade union, consumer and citizens' rights - and have probably destroyed The National Health Service : I can only hope that I am wrong - but I reckon that The People in Wales must either re-discover what The Republicans in Wales knew in the 19c or ... Well there is no " or " because there simply is no time left to re-invent The Wheel. ...

... The Republicans in Wales ought to worry about any politicians being elected through the non-political system called The United Kingdom because it practices divide and rule to mis-govern The People in Wales who respond to and elect The Democrats which offer the biggest bribes and make the biggest threats - to the extremists who then proceed to squander the money given to us by The People in England to compensate us for the harm done to our economy by The Democrats in Westminster. In the next thirty years - by 2050 - it will be the economic situation which will determine whether " Wales " is a label which denotes a populous society which is united and owns itself - or a depopulated geography which has been divided and sold off to others.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36775634 - What do liberty, equality, fraternity mean to France now ?

By Lucy Williamson - BBC Paris correspondent - 14 July 2016

" France will be holding its annual celebration of Revolutionary history on Thursday, with a military parade down the capital's most famous boulevard, a presidential address to the nation and a vast fireworks display. But amid the glorification of the Republic and its ideals, do the values of equality, liberty and fraternity still hold true in France today ? ... "Bastille Day is a way to celebrate the past, to celebrate the famous triangle of core values," he says, "but everybody knows that we must give a new definition to these values today. ... "'Liberte, egalite, fraternite' worked in a country with a cultural unity, but with cultural diversity, is this triangle still effective?" ... It's such a tricky question, he says, that the country's politicians find it easier to keep celebrating the past than tackle what these concepts might mean in France today. ... But, he adds, "repeating is not the same thing as believing". ... The concept of fraternity was somewhat neglected before the attacks, he says, but "because of them, fraternity has gained a new meaning; that it's not just an attachment to the country, but also to everyday relationships". ... "

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13.45 pm and I have not even got any bread in the house let alone stuff to shove in it ... and nothing prepared for this evening's Y Dydd Rhydd ... I write a lot because I remember nothing ... including any tunes, hence I am not keen on reciting or singing in public ... especially if I end up arguing with Dafydd about my preferring Billy Bragg's version of it ...

Billy Bragg's version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BIvqbyku5g

sung by The Invisibles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elaxY4iufok

Original version sung by Alistair Hulett - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DTbashsKic - ( I think that it is just as well to remind people of the mayhem that The Conservative & Unionist Party unleashed in the 1980s - when Thatcher and others made speeches about " peace " and " unity.")

American ( Communist ) version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUw_aaBjCpE

SOOTHING & 51 languages - 2+HRS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O9hSjYF2Hc

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We really ought to find a " White Flag " song that is singable -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebILIKHi9wo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vpR_bihuJE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAn4eSrScV4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPARZTXtTgE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxNxg_JMLew

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFNWlL7PsDI - Yr Undeb Rhyngwladol

Uploaded on 28 Mar 2011 - http://www.kampflieder.de - Das Archiv der Arbeiterbewegung.

Yr Undeb Rhyngwladol

Deffrowch, orthrymedigion daear,
Cyfodi mae'r newynog lu
Daw gwirioneddau'r bywyd newydd
I chwalu niwl yr oesoedd fu.
Wele gaethion y cystudd hirfaith
Yn ymuno'n fyddin fawr,
I gyhoeddi rhyddid i'r cenhedloedd
Ac i'r ddynolryw doriad gwawr.
Henffych weithwyr y gwledydd,
Dyma'r frwydr ola'i gyd;
Mae'r undeb rhyngwladol yn newid seiliau'r byd.

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FROM BOTTOM OF - http://repwblic.informe.com/viewtopic.php?p=2329#2329

THE WELSH INTERNATIONALE - FROM THE SAME WEBSITE AS ABOVE, SO BELOW - http://www.antiwarsongs.org/canzone.php?lang=en&id=2003&infos=1#agg1970

The standard Welsh version by T.E. Nicholas ( first stanza and refrain.)

https://cy.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yr_Undeb_Rhyngwladol

Yr Internationale neu Yr Undeb Rhyngwladol (L'Internationale yn Ffrangeg) yw'r gân sosialaidd enwocaf, ac un o ganeuon enwocaf y byd. Ysgrifennodd Eugène Pottier (1816–1887) eiriau'r anthem ym 1871, ac ym 1888 cyfansoddodd Pierre Degeyter (1848–1932) y dôn. (Y dôn ar chyfer yn wreiddiol oedd La Marseillaise.) Mae hi'n cael ei chanu'n dradoddiadol gyda'r llaw dde yn ddwrn caeëdig.

Mewn llawer o wledydd ewropeaidd, mae'r Internationale yn cael ei chanu gan bleidiau cymdeithasol democrataidd a chomiwnyddol ill dau

[ EVER FEEL PATRIOTICALLY EMBARASSED ? ]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJXt3VTOMgA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFNWlL7PsDI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8pcP8c5tUQ

YR UNDEB RHYNGWLADOL

Deffrowch, orthrymedigion daear,
Cyfodi mae'r newynog lu
Daw gwirioneddau'r bywyd newydd
I chwalu niwl yr oesoedd fu.
Wele gaethion y cystudd hirfaith
Yn ymuno'n fyddin fawr,
I gyhoeddi rhyddid i'r cenhedloedd
Ac i'r ddynolryw doriad gwawr.

Henffych weithwyr y gwledydd,
Dyma'r frwydr ola'i gyd;
Mae'r Undeb Rhyngwladol
yn newydd seiliau'r byd.
Henffych weithwyr y gwledydd,
Dyma'r frwydr ola'i gyd;
Mae'r Undeb Rhyngwladol
yn newydd seiliau'r byd.

THAT SEEMS TO ME TO BE A BIT SHORT : THIS IS AWAITING THE NEXT FOUR VERSES I THINK ... perhaps this internationalist can supply them ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVN1cER5Y5A

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Running well behind ... I do not think that I can be bothered to decorate the monument this year - I have a " red-white-blue " ( the flag which was raised in 1789 ) awaiting stitching from two or three years ago but it can wait ... I have just knocked this up and I doubt that we will even be bothered to sing this at this rate ... but the aim of the evening is to make ourselves available as billed - for " Y Repwblic : Conversations with Wales' Republicans : Poblachiaethwyr - Repwbligwyr - Gweriniaethwyr " ... now I think that it would make a much better impression overall if I had a bath and did not turn up in my pyjamas ...



Post Script - that did not print up as well as it looks here - and only when I was looking at it in my hand did I realise that it visually does not make any sense to print the chorus twice, but then we sang it to that youtube track - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFNWlL7PsDI


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um ... I was perhaps an hour late and Dafydd righteously complained about it and was right to do so ... he was all for leaving me to it if ... well ... he allowed the years of our friendship to be weighed against my failings and in the event we did arrive on time in Caerphilly ... just at the same time that thousands of police were lining up and beating on their plastic shields before advancing towards the tides of millions of protesters surging forwards to hurl house bricks, bottles and molotov cocktails before receding once again from their being sure ... and then of course the sky suddenly darkened as the cloud of gas canisters soared as if at Agincourt and the police now raced forward behind their packs of especially savage dogs who have actually paid for the privilege to strip naked and put on a collar and be leashed to a constable standing behind them holding his big stiff truncheon and then to crawl around on their hands and knees and paunches trying to nip those raunchy traitors in their buds and ... of course you will have noticed that the BBC never reported this - scenes such as this are simply never reported in the press and so Dafydd and I were glad to be having a picnic in Caephilly instead of getting involved in any such clash as this between what amounts to The Black Factions of The United Kingdom and The Victims of The United Kingdom merely mirroring each other ...

... Perhaps because I wrote about the police earlier a few people - well, every one else - failed to turn up ... which is a pity because the weather was quite pleasant and the lake mirrored the castle ... Dafydd took charge and decided the proceedings should start with Yr Undeb Rhyngwladol and then improvised a Gorsedd kind of ceremony within the circle of stones with an excellent idea worked in at the end : in calling " A Oes Heddwch ? " etc he held his sacred pen above his head in place of the sacred sword of the Archdruid ... well of course I responded appropriately - today is Y Dydd Rhydd so we must all sheath our pens and forget - for an hour at least but not much more - that The United Kingdom was created and is maintained to wage war against The People in Wales and The World ... So we sacrificed some sandwiches upon the altar stone and poured out some libations around it and ... passed the time in doing a crossword ( Daf ) and fashioning handicrafts ( Dai ) ... closed the circle and left a copy of the song at the base of the obelisk and after lingering for a while debating whether the ducks walking there just could not read the sign " DANGER - DEEP WATER " or were Republican ducks demonstrating this to be an abuse of semiological reification to the Democratic ducks who were out on the lake ( and thus refusing to take a stand or even a position upon the mud because of their respect for the authority of the council in erecting this sign ) ... i.e. that you can not more legislate to make an inch of water " DEEP " than The Democrats can legislate for so many of the things which they promise to The People ... er ... oh yeah - we skipped The Game Of Four Halves - and went to buy booze in a supermarket ... and retired back to our respective virtual worlds of virtuous words ...

... The fact is that these two old broken cocks have grown old crowing for The Dawn of The Glorious Day from our respective dung heaps ... now even old broken clocks get the time right twice a day ...

... But we only want to be right once - and we would like it to be in our lifetimes ... Yesterday please !
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36800548 - [ Roy Calley ] BBC reporter: 'All hell has broken loose in Nice' - 33 minutes ago

A lorry has struck a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, with reports of many dead. ... The incident took place on the famous Promenade des Anglais during a firework display, media reports say.

[ THIS IS NOT WHAT WAS SAID ON THE MIDNIGHT NEWS - WHICH QUOTED SIXTY DEAD - THE DRIVER DELIBERATELY RAN PEOPLE DOWN AND THEN USED A GUN ]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36800730 - Many dead as lorry hits crowd in Nice - 2 minutes ago

" A lorry has struck a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing about 60 people, officials are quoted as saying by local media ... Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said that "a lorry driver appears to have killed dozens of people". ... Sebastien Humbert, the prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes region, told France's BFM TV that the lorry driver had been shot dead. ... Prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre said the lorry drove two kilometres (1.2 miles) through a large crowd, the AFP news agency reports. ... Some reports spoke of shots being exchanged between police and the occupants of the lorry but these have not been confirmed. ... Social media video showed people running through the streets in panic following the incident. ... A journalist with the Nice Matin newspaper reported from the scene that there was "a lot of blood and without doubt many injured". ... One eyewitness told BFM TV: "Everyone was calling run, run, run there's an attack run, run, run. We heard some shots. We thought they were fireworks because it's the 14th of July. ... "

[ BY THE LOOK OF ONE PHOTO THE POLICE MUST HAVE POURED A HAIL OF BULLETS AT THE DRIVER - THE WINDSCREEN IS PEPPERED WITH HOLES ]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-36799172 - Nice latest as lorry hits crowd

NOW [ 00.30 ] - There are now unconfirmed reports that at least 73 people have died. ... Christian Estrosi, a leading regional politician in the area, said on Twitter it was "the worst drama in the history of Nice with more than 70 victims already". ... News TV channel iTELE put the death toll at 73 shortly, citing a police source.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the events above - I am waiting for the 01.00 am news - I thought that I would take a look at some French websites : the following is how The Democrats in France do the 14th ... The People in France ignore it and picnic and wait for the fireworks ...

http://www.france24.com/en/20160714-france-bastille-day-military-parade-paris-state-emergency-hollande

... but one thing about that - La Fete Nationale was held one year after the Bastille fell to celebrate how a peaceful revolution had taken place during that year - with a picnic ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd1Hk7Dn1gY - Fête de la fédération 14 juillet 1790
... Note that The King & Queen of France [ 2.40 ] are part of these celebrations in 1790 and applauded by the crowd - and note the use of The Open Hand gesture [ 2.00 ]

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http://www.france24.com/en/20160714-vehicle-ploughs-crowd-french-city-nice-possible-attack

Circa 01.00 am - " Nice Matin journalist Damien Allemand, who was at the fireworks display in Nice, has described the attack. ... He said the crowd had got up to leave when they heard a noise and cries. ... "A fraction of a second later, an enormous white truck came along at a crazy speed, turning the wheel to mow down the maximum number of people," he wrote online. ... "I saw bodies flying like bowling pins along its route. Heard noises, cries that I will never forget." ... "

http://www.lemonde.fr/police-justice/article/2016/07/15/attaque-de-nice-j-ai-vu-des-corps-volaient-comme-des-quilles_4969615_1653578.html

Attaque de Nice : « J’ai vu des corps voler comme des quilles »

Un camion a foncé dans la foule qui était réunie sur la promenade des Anglais à Nice pour assister au feu d’artifices jeudi 14 juillet. Au moins soixante-dix personnes ont été tuées selon la préfecture. Les témoins évoquent des scènes d’horreur et de panique.


http://www.thelocal.fr/20160715/dozens-likely-killed-after-van-ploughs-into-crowd-mayor-of-nice

An AFP reporter described seeing a white truck driving at high speed onto the famed Promenade des Anglais as people were leaving after the annual Bastille Day celebration display. ... "We saw people hit and bits of debris flying around," he said. ... Terrified pedestrians screamed as they fled the area. "It was absolute chaos," he added. ... Soldiers and armed police flooded the streets in the centre of Nice following the carnage.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FROM - http://repwblic.informe.com/viewtopic.php?p=3719#3719

Marianne said - " When you consider what a lighthearted, joyful occasion Bastille Day usually is, with the kids off school and everyone dancing in the streets into the small hours, this attack looks especially contemptible, an attack on happiness, an attack on the principles of a modern civil society, an attempt to destroy as many human lives as a truck full of hand grenades can manage. "

Those sentiments strike home and very deep for me - but there are two Bastille Days in France : the " unofficial " one with picnics and conversations and fireworks which we want to celebrate, and the " official " one with tanks and planes and uniforms marching past ... that being said ... it is worth noting that the French seem to make a point of the idea of defence rather than offence and so all sorts of uniformed services make their appearance not just soldiers, sailors and airmen ... I turned to the news at midnight and the story in Nice was just breaking and I followed it for an hour - gobsmacked ... according to the BBC News the following morning an American had been killed ... they had searched for eight hours to find somebody British amongst the corpses but in the end they had to settle for somebody who could barely speak English - oh ! - and a childs' fluffy toy got run over too ... that they had to use as a substitute for the fluffy pet animal ... oh - and some foreigners got squashed too ... possibly French ones ... probably immigrants ... Actually one of those interviewed was an English Member of Parliament - and that interested me : when we go out and celebrate the birthday of The Republicanism in Europe on a budget with sandwiches and sodas sitting in the park - as The People in France do - we are at best treated as insane or worse - criminals ... or worst, criminally insane ... but if we were wealthy and jetted off to Nice to stay in a posh hotel and watch the fireworks over the Med ... well the BBC would interview us in hushed tones of hallowed respect for participating in " The Festival of Freedom " - YEAH : the BBC actually called " The 14th July " that when describing it for their audience this time ... of course in France nobody knows what you mean if you call it " Bastille Day " because it is " La Fête Nationale."

http://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/le-14-juillet-la-fete-nationale-francaise-bastille-day

BTW - care to add your thoughts ? - http://repwblic.informe.com/viewtopic.php?p=3698#3698

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Post Script : from above -
http://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/le-14-juillet-la-fete-nationale-francaise-bastille-day

In France, if you talked about “le jour de la Bastille”, people would be dumfounded. They may not even understand what you mean. In France, we never speak of “Bastille Day”. The name of France national day is either “la fête nationale” ( " the national day " ) or “le quatorze juillet” ( " The 14th of July " ) ... July the 14th is the French national day - it's called "Bastille day" outside of France but never in France ! "Le Quatorze Juillet" is a day of celebrating French culture. Numerous public events take place: military parades, city meals, dances, parties and many amazing fireworks. But what are French people really doing on that day ?

On Bastille day, the French often watch the parade on TV in the morning, and then they meet up for a dinner among friends or family, maybe even a barbecue or a picnic by the water or in a city parc. If you go to a restaurant, you better book on that day! Some cities organize city meals. ... In the evening, the French watch fireworks and then go dancing in a “popular ball” which is often organized by villages. French people love to dance! Villages also sometimes organize French bowling competitions, games for children, when there are no fun fairs around ! ... Even if you don’t live in France, there is probably something organized for Bastille day not too far from you: it may be something official that you’ll find in your town’s newspaper or website, or something done privately by a French school, restaurant or shop… So open your eyes and ask around
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http://theclinkcharity.org/tag/the-clink-restaurant-at-hmp-cardiff/

Due to popularity of other ‘Inside Story’ lunch events at The Clink Restaurant in Surrey and London, group restaurant ambassador Vic Laws will be hosting a four-course lunch at The Clink Restaurant at HMP Cardiff on Thursday 14 July. ... Enjoy a delicious and seasonal lunch, cooked and served entirely by the prisoners training in the restaurant. After lunch guests will hear from some of the people behind The Clink Charity as well as the prisoners currently in training at the restaurant, who will share their stories and how working in the restaurant is helping to turn their life around. .... The lunches offer a fantastic insight into the hard work and dedication that lies behind the training and prisoner rehabilitation that the restaurant delivers every day. The addition of the talks means that not only do guests enjoy an impeccable four-course meal but also discover and understand how The Clink is giving prisoners a second chance at life.


https://www.brasseriezedel.com/bastille-day

Join us at Brasserie Zédel to mark Bastille Day on Monday 14th July 2014 - Celebrate French style with a complimentary meal!

Any diner who turns up after 5pm on le 14 juillet dressed in a BLUE & WHITE STRIPED BRETON SHIRT and wearing a BERET will receive a three course Menu Formule, with wine & coffee. Moustaches are optional.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to have policemen on my mind ... John F Wake's " And Tiger Bay Died Too " is not just about Butetown - I have been reading about the police in Grangetown also ...

Way back before The First World War_The Squad of Plods from Grangetown swore_To use their truncheons to beat The Irish_Who came wielding their sheleleaghs and expressing but one wish -_Which was truly duly granted by their bruising baseball score

Way back before The First World War_
The Squad of Plods in Grangetown swore_
To use their truncheons to beat The Irish_
Who came wielding their shillelaghs and expressing but one wish_
Which was duly truly granted - by their bruising baseball score ...

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dai repwblic = Dai Saw = David B Lawrence : the author asserts his moral right - not to sue for copyright !


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Baseball_Union

The Welsh Baseball Union (WBU) (founded 1892) is the national governing body of British baseball in Wales

http://www.welshbaseball.co.uk/history/the-game/

" The sport we now know as Welsh ( or, more accurately, British ) baseball dates back to 1892 ... In 1749 a game of “bass-ball”, as it was called, took place played by none other than the Prince of Wales and the Earl of Middlesex ... There are literary references to ‘base ball’ in Britain as long ago as 1744 ... Unified rules were formalised in 1927 with the formation of the International Baseball Board, which remains the sport’s governing body, with representatives from the Welsh Baseball Union and the Liverpool-based English Baseball Association. ... The game now remains in its heartlands of Cardiff, Newport and Liverpool and whilst there may not be the 8 or so divisions playing in the 80’s, the passion of the game remains at the heart of the game for those who play and play a part in the game. ... "



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Ladies_Baseball_Union

The WLBU headquarters are based at the Grangetown Catholic Club, Grangetown, Cardiff

http://www.wlbu.org/

Welcome to the Welsh Ladies Baseball Union website for 2016 - Divisional Cup Finals Trelai Park Tuesday 19th July 6.15pm knock off [ THAT IS NEXT TUESDAY - FOUR DAYS TO GO ! ]

http://birchleafladies.wix.com/birchleafladies



[ I hope that you will excuse me ladies for linking to your picture to portray a jolly image to the Americans etc of how we play baseball in Wales ... well ... Cardiffians invented it really - didn't we ? ... Surely it was first played by the trimmers chucking lumps of coal at each other and fending them off with pit props and then running round the ship's hold to look busy if the boss ... of course there are those other - spurious - claims about The Irish inventing it on the spur of the moment to disguise their potato rustling and that Scottish clam that it was really some kind of poor man's golf where the only hole available to aim the club at was someone's empty mouth - but surely ... um ... I am not claiming that you endorse my politics here you know ... er ... I mean ... exactly how did ... look - I have to wear glasses you know : I put them on as soon as I see any of my sincerest critics even approaching me ... the main advantage of Y Repwblic is that 99% of my critics are overseas ... and very few of the rest know where to find me ... ]


I am always pre-occupied with writing projects - but I used to walk around a lot before I went lame ... OK ok ok - maybe my writings have always been lame - but my legs were not : I found it enjoyable to find myself down on The Marl watching the baseball players put on their spectacles without hitting anyone -

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8200569.stm

WBU RULES - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJJHQ9Tebcs ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ3QUPLB8UI
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I am sure that you understand that one of the things that I am thinking about is what others might regard as a " failing activity " or a " failed demonstration " in " Y Dydd Rhydd " but no - it does not feel like that to me because I really rather long ago ceased to think and act in accordance with the ideas taught to me as " politics " by those whose norm is Democracy. My disposition is to do the right thing which therefore has to be done and be indifferent to success or failure which after all are judgements made by the uninvolved and for their own purposes : the activist is not an actorist - whilst theatre can be a vehicle for conveying political ideas the political part of the drama is in the script and therefore in the mind and not in the acting out of it for the benefit of others. There are numerous stories of political activists who travel with difficulty for hours even months in order to give speeches or to conduct meetings only to find that they have no audience - but they resolutely do it anyway and it changes them profoundly, which illustrates the fact that in meetings it is as often as not the audience which educates and changes the speakers ... from my point of view - a quasi Post-Modernist one unpopular one with Modernist Republicans - this is to do with the religious side of Republicanism which was once emphasised but was swept aside by Marx and his followers in their delusions born out of a fundamental ignorance of the workings of the basic tool available to us - The Human Mind which is not as those pseudo-scientific political philosophies asserted - an isolated individualised lump of soggy grey matter locked within a bony box - the brain ...

... Nobody is I hope going to argue that all minds are equal - anybody who has observed how the initially promising minds of children evolve through talking to people into the consciences of those who embrace membership in society - nor anybody who has observed the once promising minds of the elderly devolve through refusing to talk to people into the unconsciousness of those who refuse membership in society : our consciousness is constructed through our participation in society but it is not something which society does to us but something which others give to us and which we give to them in our relationships : Freedom - which can only be given to others and received from others ... the term " Freedom Fighter " is an oxymoron - we can not seize Freedom from others because to use coercion in order to get what we want inevitably means that we must encompass and enforce the state of Slavery upon others through which we then inevitably become Enslaved ourselves : obtaining what we want through coercion means that we can never be free, that we must live in constant fear - a fear born out of dependency upon others who may not only withdraw the things we crave but absolutely deny us what we are dependent upon ...

... This is not a parable comparing drug addiction to Enslavement : what their drug addicts do to their families is what our politicians do to our societies - strictly speaking, the model of Republicanism which I have developed by using The Ideo-Rational Analysis as a Meta-Ideology predicts that societies become enslaved to perverted Sensations when they are in The Aristocratic Stasis ... and you can track the rise of mass drug addiction in The United States of America to the rise of the characteristic socio-conomics of Aristocracy i.e. decade by decade since c1930 the wealth of The USA has been concentrated into fewer and fewer hands leaving The People in America without the economic basis to follow natural human lives ... yes - they have even more " stuff " than we do and it is even " cheaper " than in Wales e.g. you do not have the means to meet a spouse and start a family - and that basic biological urge is gnawing away at you, your body is screaming at your mind ? Hell : distract yourself with sports on tv or ... writing about Republicanism on Repwblic ... Confused ... not succeeding ? ... See if pornography will plug the hole in your soul ... Still miserable ? ... Try alcohol or ... something more expensive ? ... There will always be someone there to sell you a solution - to take away even more of what little they allowed you in the first place : we call them The Aristocrats.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36838808 - Angela Eagle drops out of Labour leader race - or - " The Eagle Has Landed - On Her Arse ? "

... perhaps she was just a stalking arse ? ... http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Stalking+horse

stalk·ing-horse ( stô′kĭng-hôrs′ ) n.

1. Something used to cover one's true purpose; a decoy.

2. A sham candidate put forward to conceal the candidacy of another or to divide the opposition.

3. - a. A horse trained to conceal the hunter while stalking.

3. - b. A canvas screen made in the figure of a horse, used for similar concealment.

... we really ought to applaud The Democrats in Westminster for providing The Republicans in Wales with such abject examples of their non-political method ... But this praise for those in The House of Commons should not be withheld from those whom they have appointed to collect the kinds of sums of money from The Wealthfare State which we would be prosecuted for even dreaming of ... not that I dream of being appointed to The House of Lords ... Now there is a fraud story being carried by the BBC today - but not the one on the front page of The Daily Mirror : Lord Hanningfield has walked out of The English High Court after The House of Lords intervened to declare that they - and therefore he, she, it and the alien life forms which GCHQ have hidden under the floorboards there in order to conceal their existence from the CIA - are constitutionally above The English Law i.e. they declared Lord Hanningfield to be protected by the non-political principle of " Sovereignty " which privileges him to be tried only by his fellow bandits ... The Aristocrats !

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/lord-hanningfields-trial-collapse-prompts-8451873

Lord Hanningfield's trial collapse prompts fresh calls for House of Lords reform

Updated 20:22, 19 Jul 2016 By Ben Rossington

The pilfering peer walked free from court on Monday after Parliament stepped in at the eleventh hour ...


So how many crooks in The House of Lords
Have bought their way there with large awards
Of money to The Democrats ?
I might be cynical but I think that's
An opinion often cited - of " The House of Frauds."

= dai repwblic = Dai Saw = David B Lawrence : the author asserts his moral right - not to sue for copyright !
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The farmer finally left his wife_After suffering years of married strife_But before he went he shed a tear_And wrote a note addressed " John Deare "_Because he already missed his combine harvester - the darling of his life ! = I hope you are OK : I won the argument & I am taking a holiday in bed = OPERA+POLITICS+SUNSHINE ( NOT GUARANTEED ) = https://www.wno.org.uk/news/join-revolution-student-revolt-comes-barry = Kommilitonen! IS BEING STAGED BY WNO YOUTH


The farmer finally left his wife_
After suffering years of married strife_
But before he went he shed a tear_
And wrote a note addressed " John Deare "_
Because he already missed his combine harvester - the darling of his life !

= I hope you are OK : I won the argument & I am taking a holiday in bed

= OPERA+POLITICS+SUNSHINE ( NOT GUARANTEED )

= https://www.wno.org.uk/news/join-revolution-student-revolt-comes-barry = Kommilitonen! IS BEING STAGED BY WNO YOUTH


( I decided to add this to this thread so that I can point out the bizarre double standards that The Welsh Establishment conduct the cultural life of our nation upon : here it is perfectly OK to depict The White Rose ( Republican ) Movement in Nazi Germany if anybody tries to oppose The Fascists in The United Kingdom they are treated as traitors not heroes. ... Republicanism can be celebrated as long as it is just a means to make money, a cultural cash-cow whose political culture can be robbed with impunity and without any regard to its ideological integrity e.g. " Let's have a Human Rights Act ! " cooed The Labour & Cooperative Party in 1997 " But let us redefine " Human Rights " so that The United Kingdom only looks as if it now subscribes to the idea - let us make sure that such " rights " can not be enforced as laws but are merely privileges which we dispense only when we can use them to get ourselves elected ... and they wonder why The Republicans in Wales despise them ...

... What " Human Rights " mean in Wales is the right of The Democrats in Wales to do such things as to denounce their opponents and use The State to seize The People's Children because they are too poor to look after them because The Democrats believed that smashing The Trade Unions and imposing Zero Hour Contracts would lead to prosperity ... GOSH ... it did not : who would have thought that lousy conditions and low wages would lead to the corruption of the fabric of our society ? ... Oh - yes : of course - those of us who obtained a basic level of education and aged seven or eight years of age were able to read The History of Wales ... Of course some of those who can read and write treat the descriptions contained in The History of Wales and The World as exciting manuals upon how to do it - " So that is how you water the workers' beer - you piss in it ! " ... )

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http://www.memoartscentre.co.uk/events/kommilitonen/

Kommilitonen!, an opera for young people about young people, is the latest production by the acclaimed WNO Youth Opera following the RPS award winning Paul Bunyan in 2013. Each WNO Youth Opera production gives the brightest emerging performers, musicians and technicians an opportunity to take centre stage benefitting from the support and expertise of this world-class opera company.

Kommilitonen! intertwines three stories of student revolution in the 20th century – the Chinese Cultural Revolution; the Civil Rights Movement in the USA; and the White Rose movement in Nazi Germany. The three stories come together at the end of the opera, locating the action between the present and the past, and evoking the tyranny of the three political systems that the opera explores.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Rose

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwarze_Kapelle

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Orchestra_(espionage)

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This might be the time to invite our American readers to get in some mental adjustment training ready to cope with President Donald Trump ?

http://www.blackorchestra.com/

Meanwhile one of us ought to take a look at this lot - but I don't want to ...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rose_for_Italy
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