WE NEED ONE BIG HIT – ETON – IN OCTOBER

TOFFSCUM

Whatever else we do in 2014 campaigning on benefits, bedroom tax, ATOS, rent levels we will still need a big hit in the autumn to lift our own agenda into the mainstream.
We need a red and black flag flying over Eton, playing fields and quadrangles occupied, the school closed down, the toffs removing their sprogs the week before……..fear and loathing………..naked class war on the streets and on the election agenda……….OCCUPY ETON COLLEGE…..NO MORE SERFDOM……….OCTOBER 2014

‘THE CLASS WAR WILL BE WON ON THE PLAYING FIELDS OF ETON’
Duke of wellington – yer not wrong mate!
http://www.etoncollege.com

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2 responses to “WE NEED ONE BIG HIT – ETON – IN OCTOBER

  1. Uncle Sam

    ‘THE CLASS WAR WILL BE WON ON THE PLAYING FIELDS OF ETON’ — well, let us tread softly if we can.

    The playing fields are bound to have received their due repayment after more than a million bushels of the bones of men and horses were harvested from the battlefields of Napoleon’s wars (Austerlitz, Leipzig, Waterloo and others). This was shipped to England, and ground into fertiliser, according to James Hillman (“A Terrible Love of War”, Penguin, p. 18), and no doubt the finest parks and pitches in the land including the glorious green acres of Eton were among the first to receive a generous dressing.

    Other places it would have been spread would of course have been the wheat and barley fields (of which the folkies love to sing) so that our forefathers might eat and drink their own forefathers’ remains to the profit of the landowners, millers, bakers and brewers!

    The indigestible parts of what was consumed would have been shat out and gone to form among other things the mud of the Thames Estuary, which may yet carry Boris Island Airport. Now there’s a thought…

    • Uncle Sam

      I was of course making reference to an earlier version of the quote, ‘The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton’, also attributed to the victorious British general the Duke of Wellington, although (A) he apparently hated Eton, (B) he seemingly learned little or nothing while he was there (he left when the family money ran out, and eventually did much better in an academy in France), (C) Eton had no playing fields at the time, and (D) what saved the day for the Brits on the battlefield was the attack on the French flank by 25,000 German troops who arrived late.

      It seems quite possible on the other hand that the Old Etonian bigwigs back then were as puffed up, useless and up themselves as they are today, and therefore that the Duke, had he actually used those words, would have said them with no little sarcasm.

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