(tommyrobinsonblog.wordpress.com)A Poem for Tommy Robinson: ‘The Lad of Luton’ by Joseph Charles MacKenzie The Society March 22, 2019 Culture, News of Note, Poetry 15 Comments Though all the world should grovel and bend To the minions of deepest hell, Our days of glory shall not end Where brave men fought and brave men fell! We’ll take a stand to save our land And march with the Lad of Luton! Let cowards crawl to the godless Huns, The head-chopping offspring of Cain, Who rape our daughters, slay our sons, The earth with Christian blood to stain! We’ll take a stand to save our land And march with the Lad of Luton! We’re done with those who kiss the feet Of deviants and desert rats: Westminster’s greedy, false elite Of self-enriching bureaucrats! We’ll take a stand to save our land And march with the Lad of Luton! Invading hordes shall not replace Us lionhearted British folk, Nor shall a German despot place Our neck in Europe’s Muslim yoke! We’ll take a stand to save our land And march with the Lad of Luton! The reign of truth and right is nigh, From every belfry let it ring! Take up the torch and hold it high, To light the way for Christ our King! With Him we’ll stand and save our land, And march with the Lad of Luton! ©Joseph Charles MacKenzie Joseph Charles MacKenzie is a traditional lyric poet, the only American to have won Scottish International Poetry Competition. His poetry has appeared in The New York Times, The Scotsman (Edinburgh), The Independent (London), US News and World Report, Google News, and many other outlets. He writes primarily for the Society of Classical Poets (New York) and Trinacria (New York). MacKenzie has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 15 Responses E. V. March 22, 2019 Good morning, all! JCM, your rhyme and meter are so perfect I could actually hear this poem being paired with music. You’ve also effectively communicated the depth of your convictions. Unfortunately, a large segment of society has rejected the historically-accepted position of: “Although I disagree with you, I’ll defend your right to say it” in favor of a strategy to destroy Freedom of Speech (and thought) by ruining the lives of people with whom they disagree. Their strategy is economic: 1). Get their target fired from his/her job and 2). continue denying their target a livelihood by making him/her unemployable. If we continue on this road where Freedom of Speech is a privilege solely belonging to the independently wealthy, then America won’t be America anymore. Reply Joseph Charles McKenzie March 25, 2019 And indeed, E. V., it would appear that our Tommy is one of the most persecuted figures in British history. The fact that he is Irish and his mother a devout Catholic has everything to do with the hatred underlying the words and actions of his persecutors. Reply Joseph S. Salemi March 22, 2019 A wonderfully rousing poem, in a rollicking ballad-like rhythm that is perfectly suited to its pro-English context and subject. This is true multiculturalism — that a Scottish-Nuevo-Mexicano poet from the American Southwest can pen a tribute to an Englishman who is defending England’s identity. God bless Tommy Robinson, and thank you, Joseph MacKenzie! And let’s all now be prepared for the venom and vituperation that will shortly come to this comments thread from Tommy Robinson’s enemies. Reply Barbara March 23, 2019 I hope this poem extends to the public and Tommy’s strength is self realized by all his fiends and potential fiends. People must come to the truth of what he stands for and share that truth with others, spreading and wiping out the scourge of lies that the ignorant buy into. Reply Joseph Charles McKenzie March 25, 2019 Yes, Barbara, this poem extends to the public. The British people have lived through, are living through, the myriad horrors Tommy has single-handedly exposed in the now occupied isles, but they have done so with a courage that is the very hallmark of their national character of which Tommy is the greatest living symbol of the present, most urgent moment. Joseph Charles McKenzie March 25, 2019 Tommy Robinson’s enemies are enemies of civilization. Reply C.B. Anderson March 22, 2019 I would gladly march with the Lad of Luton. Until I know when and where, I can only do so in spirit. Since many of my ancestors were British (English & Scottish) it causes me great pain to know of the trend toward national suicide in the UK. In stanza 4 you advert to a German despot, and though I assume you are referring to the current leadership in Germany, it is interesting to note that the ruling House of Windsor, before the world war with Germany, was known, roughly, as the House of Hanover. It’s a great deal more complicated than that. The upshot, however, is that the British royal family is basically German. But why neither the Queen nor Prince Charles can be bothered to stand up for the land of which they are titular rulers is something I simply cannot fathom. Perhaps, at heart, they are hopeless “progressive” liberals. Where is King Arthur when we need him? Reply Joseph Charles McKenzie March 25, 2019 “Unless we protect our Christian culture we will lose Europe and Europe will no longer belong to Europeans.” —Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary Reply C.B. Anderson March 25, 2019 Orban’s comment is quite on point. According to the departed Leo Yankevich, Poland and Hungary are pretty much the only European nations willing to stick to their guns and preserve their traditional culture. There are rising voices in other European nations that cry out for similar ideas, but mostly they are muffled by purblind majorities or governmental “leaders.” I sometimes wish I could restrict my comments to matters relating to prosody (a matter of the heart), but I am led, rather, to notice the efforts of those who understand what’s at stake (which is what my gut tells me). dave whippman March 28, 2019 As a Brit, I can tell you that the position of the royalty is complicated. The Queen is head of state, but she is not expected to express views on political matters. Her role really is to deny power to others, not wield it herself. In general, as in the US, things are polarising here in the UK. There is growing feeling against mass immigration; it is clear that Europe cannot cope with the numbers from the mideast and Africa. But the Left tends to regard the immigrants as allies and potential voters for it, overlooking the fact that a lot of the migrants from the mideast are very non-PC in their attitude to (say) women and homosexuals. People like Tommy Robinson are shouted down as “racist”. Sorry if all this seems a bit off the point, but I thought you might like a Brit viewpoint. Reply Joseph Charles MacKenzie March 28, 2019 Thank you, Mr. Whippman, for helping us here in the States to have a more nuanced idea of the British monarchy. Your input is invaluable. All too often, we fall back on false ideas put forth by our media. I do hope you will encourage others in your circle to please add their comments to this thread, as each comment brings greater visibility to Tommy and the British movement. Sally Cook March 24, 2019 Yes — good work for a good cause. Those of my ancestors who signed the Magna Charta must be rolling over in their graves to think of what has happened to their glorious land. Good work for a good cause, Mr. Mackenzie ! Reply Joseph Charles McKenzie March 26, 2019 Thank you, Sally Cook, for your encouraging words of support for a cause which is vital also to American freedom. Reply Evan Mantyk March 24, 2019 Thank you, Mr. MacKenzie, for the poem! A song on the same theme that readers may enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC94Orh_AoY Lyrics: The Luton lad from jail has come, Still calling out Saracen evil. Reporters, politicians, bastards all, Can no longer hide crimes medieval. Land of St. George said Tommy Robinson, The dragon’s preying on your children, Protect the girls of this island, And together liberty we’ll defend. The Luton lad beaten black and blue In the streets of England where he fights for you. Now fight for him, for the honest ones, For our imprisoned brothers and our murdered sons. Land of St. George said Tommy Robinson, Where is the freedom our fathers won? The Lionheart and Churchhill too Would be thrown in jail right along with you. Our Luton lad chained in prisons dark Still stands tall with his conscience free. On all of our hearts he’s laid his mark To defy their tyrannical decree. Reply Joseph Charles McKenzie March 26, 2019 In other words, Tommy is a world-historical figure of the kind that enlivens folk culture. This is indeed significant, a sign that he is truly a vox populi. Reply Leave a Reply to Evan Mantyk Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.