Irishman shares his horrific World War II experience
James Wilson @jameswilson1919 April 10, 2017 05:04 AM
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Even by the standards of the Greatest Generation, the life of Derryman Harry Callan has been nothing short of extraordinary.
Now 93 and living in north Dublin, Callan first went to sea at the tender age of 16. Conscription was never introduced to Northern Ireland during the Second World War, but young Harry joined the Royal Navy anyway.
Joining HM Armed Forces at such a perilous time in British history was never going to be risk-free and Callan’s ship was captured.
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When I read these stories, I want cry and yell.
‘I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!’ I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Then we’ll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: [screaming at the top of his lungs] “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!” — the character Howard Beale played by Peter Finch in the movie Network (1976)
How do we change this disastrous meme?
Take the advice of Nancy Reagan?
JUST SAY NO!
Dona Nobis Pacem
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