Saturday, 17 December 2005

Open invite - let's sing carols together!

Okay, up front - you know I can't be there as I will be elsewhere but I plan to suggest to the crew I'm with that we give at least some to the same charity.

You are cordially invited to a public carol service in Parliament Square at 6pm on Wednesday the 21st of December 2005.

Now boys and girls you should be aware that under Blair's socialist dictat it is likely that singing devotional songs is illegal and this is why that site carries the following disclaimer:
Please note that if you attend this carol service, it will classify as a spontaneous demonstration (of faith, hope, joy and/or religious tolerance) and there is a possibility that you will be cautioned or arrested under Section 132 of the Serious and Organised Crimes and Police Act 2005.
Orwell couldn't have made this up! Carol singers nicked under the Serious and Organised Crimes Act??? At least Maggie needed you to be trying to close a coal mine before she sic'd SO19* on you!

I am so tempted to skip the village stuff and head into town, in fact an arrest would be cheaper than getting a cab back! I also think that if I'm ever going to get arrested it really would be cool to get done for singing carols, my mum would be overjoyed (Heather - any thoughts?)

*For our non-UK based readers - SO19 are the armed response team from the Metropolitan Police (London). Most UK forces have armed response units, usually called "Trojan Units" - their cars are identifiable by large orange circles in the rear quarter-lights - and with the permission of senior officers they can unlock the weapons' safe in the vehicle and use the H&K or whatever they find therin ("Yo boys, It's Christmas! An RPG!!!!"). Most plods in the UK have the nous to realise that if they are tooled up 24/7 the game gets tougher and the blaggers will also go equipped so the cycle escalates. I'm prepared to bet a great deal that the people singing carols on the 21st will not be carrying!

In fact the next time you chaps in America are larging it up about how effective the death penalty is you may wish to consider the correlation between everybody and their dog having a gun and the murder rate - dunno, maybe I'm the first one to spot this and mention it but.........KILLING PEOPLE IS WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope to everything that there is no confusion there!

6 careful considerations:

Angie said...

I take it you don't approve of the death penalty? Perhaps I should just say I do approve and walk away.

kat said...

Killing is the wrongest, wrongest thing there is. The fact that it is done by many could never make it right.

The death penalty is a premeditated act of violence by a large group of people. It is repulsive in the extreme, as is all murder.

Nogbad said...

I'm with you Kat. Two wrongs cannot make a right and murdering a murderer doesn't bring anyone back to life or repair the damage done. It clearly doesn't act to deter anyone.

Bluefluff said...

The invitation homepage for this carol singing is informative. Looks like it's a deliberate attempt to prod the authorities & see if they bite...

I'm with you on the death penalty. Where's the logic in killing a murderer to demonstrate that it's wrong to kill people? I never did get that.

Lil Sis said...

No to the death penalty!

Have to go out on a high in the black mariah - my personal favorite would be a resounding "Christians Awake! Salute the happy morn", top volume in the middle of the street, at midnight as Christmas Eve becomes Christmas day, preferably with a tambourine and a full sally Army band!

Mother would roll her eyes at my latest wuld get a lecture!!

Nogbad said...

Hmmm. Now I know that you are a good deal brighter than I am H but your grasp of physics is a tad askew. Would a black mariah (and I think they are now white and orange) hold a full sall army band? :-)