Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Message From the Not So Distant Past


This has a lot of meaning for my British readers.
For my American readers, this was the poster that appeared all over London during the months of the Blitz. The Blitz was nightly air raids by the German Luftwaffe over all major British cities that killed about 41,000 in London alone.
We in New York live with the constant threat of a terror attack. London has much more experience with living under threat. Now, as ever, people are wringing their hands over the disintegration of Western Civilization (a favorite pastime of the past 2500 years). People are anxious for the future of the Republic and the world. People are deeply affected by the recession and wondering what their futures will be.

Yes, I know the poster is so British, but it is right. What else can we do but keep calm and carry on?

Hat tip to Mother Crafton at The Geranium Farm.

4 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Counterlight, before I reached the end of your post, I thought to myself, "What else can we do?" Well, I suppose we could go crazy or give up.

it's margaret said...

Believe it or not, my Bishop quoted this very poster/courage campaign at his taking-leave-of-ministry liturgy this past Saturday... yeah.... I agree with Grandmere... and what else are we supposed to do?

Counterlight said...

"Now is no time to panic!"
"It's as good a time as any!"
I think that's from the Marx Brothers, but I wouldn't swear to it.

I keep a copy of this poster as an icon on my computer at work; and yes, I sometimes need that reminder.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Amen, dear Brother!