The most meaningful and powerful message of the 20th century King George vi Emperor of India calls his peoples?
In this grave hour, perhaps the most fateful in our history, I send to every
household of my peoples, both at home and overseas, this message, spoken
with the same depth of feeling for each one of you as if I were able to cross
your threshold and speak to you myself.
For the second time in the lives of most of us we are at war. Over and over
again we have tried to find a peaceful way out of the differences between
ourselves and those who are now our enemies. But it has been in vain. We
have been forced into a conflict. For we are called, with our allies, to meet the
challenge of a principle which, if it were to prevail, would be fatal to any
civilised order in the world.
It is the principle which permits a state, in the selfish pursuit of power, to
disregard its treaties and its solemn pledges; which sanctions the use of force,
or threat of force, against the sovereignty and independence of other states.
Such a principle, stripped of all disguise, is surely the mere primitive doctrine
that might is right; and if this principle were established throughout the world,
the freedom of our own country and of the whole British Commonwealth of
Nations would be in danger. But far more than this - the peoples of the world
would be kept in the bondage of fear, and all hopes of settled peace and of
the security of justice and liberty among nations would be ended.
This is the ultimate issue which confronts us. For the sake of all that we
ourselves hold dear, and of the world's order and peace, it is unthinkable that
we should refuse to meet the challenge.
It is to this high purpose that I now call my people at home and my peoples
across the seas, who will make our cause their own. I ask them to stand calm,
firm, and united in this time of trial. The task will be hard. There may be dark
days ahead, and war can no longer be confined to the battlefield. But we can
only do the right as we see the right, and reverently commit our cause to God.
If one and all we keep resolutely faithful to it, ready for whatever service or
sacrifice it may demand, then, with God's help, we shall prevail.
May He bless and keep us all.
- Leslie GoudyLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Jesus Christ what a load of balls. No wonder you are the way you are and I don't mean that as an insult. There are certain people that are not sheep on ya it's interesting to follow and see what is and I just got a glimpse