Any thoughts from the Brock community?
Guilty Men was a British polemical book written under the pseudonym “Cato” and published in July 1940. It attacked 15 public figures for their failed policies towards Germany and for their failure to equip the British armed forces adequately. It is the classic denunciation of appeasement, which it defined as the “deliberate surrender of small nations in the face of Hitler’s blatant bullying.”
The book’s slogan, “Let the guilty men retire,” was an attack on members of the National Government before Winston Churchill became prime minister in April 1940. Most were Conservatives, although some were National Liberals and one was Ramsay MacDonald, the late leader of the Labour Party. Several were current members of Churchill’s government. The book shaped popular thinking about appeasement for 20 years and effectively destroyed the reputation of ex-prime ministers Stanley Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain and contributed to the defeat of the Conservative Party in the 1945 general election. According to historian David Dutton, “its impact upon Chamberlain’s reputation, both among the general public and within the academic world, was profound indeed”
I agree. FATCA treats every nation (excluding the US so far) as a tax haven, and every US person as a tax evader. It’s absurd that the US would consider Canada and Canadians to be either. We also have a long history of citizens flowing relatively freely across each other’s borders, which is going to diminish as the US further isolates itself.
Unfortunately for us, what started off as a bark, turned into a whine and a retreat into a corner by the Canadian government.
You have a way with analogies and descriptions, bubblebustin. That’s one of your best!
I am picturing more of a submissive role onto the back, legs spread, with lots of licking of US hands, rather than a retreat into the corner.
Thanks, Calgary! The imagery helps sometimes.
ooops…roll, not role.
Great imagery, Bubblebustin. Of course the bad, bad puppy also pissed on a million innocent heads as it backed submissively into that corner.
Anytime a government rolls on its back hoping for a “tummy rub” from Uncle Sam, it is just as likely to get a kick instead. Never lick the hand that beats you.
*ooops…roll, not role*
I was like dang… what do u read.. lol… honestly… both words would work….
@US_Foreign_Person, LOL…a slip of the Freudian tongue.
… almost ooopsed again..started to type ‘foreign’ while thinking ‘freudian’. FATCA has messed with my brain.
I was going to ask what u read… since my reading lately has to do with saying goodnite to a moon…. singing some stupid Barney song when I really want to tell the kids… Barney is not your friend but a pedophiler but my sister said that could open a new can of worms with questions… lol