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‘Ye Sons of the heroes, whose bravery tamed,
The proud-soaring Eagles of  Rome;
Ye sons of the patriots, whose ready swords shamed,
The Saeson that threatened your home:
Say what is your Watchword? “It is, and shall be,
We are Sons of the Cymry, we are Sons of the Free.”

When the Norman by treachery entered your land,
Your ancestors rushed from their hills;
Repulsed the invader – then sheathed the red-brand;
The mountain-air Freedom instils!
What then was your Watchword?
“It was, and shall be,
“We are Sons of the Cymry, we are Sons of the Free.”

The Leek is your emblem, and bravely your Sires,
That emblem have borne in each clime;
The thought that inspired them, your hearts yet inspires;
And will to the end of all time!
For what is your Watchword? “It is, and shall be,
“We are Cons of the Cymry, we are sons of the Free.”

Oh! cherish the language your ancestors spoke;
Religion, and Liberty’s tongue!
‘Tis upright, and honest, uncalled by a yoke;
The language the Cymry bards sing!
To you then how sacred, that language should be,
The language of Cymry, the word of the Free!

And never let discord, or cowardice come,
In the seats where your fathers have dwelt;
Oh! never let Fashion, that new-fangled Drum,
Be heard, where the Bard’s strains were felt!
Beware of the Saeson; our Watchword must be,
“We are sons of the Cymry, we are sons of the Free.’

From: ‘SOLDANELLA, A Fragment.’

George Lloyd
Brynestyn, Wrexham
1 January 1839

Where women lead some men will go,
Let women show the way,
Their struggle for our kith and kind,
Won’t wait another day,
The deadlier of our species,
Her tongue and poisoned pen.
A woman’s heart the burning brand,
That lights the way for men.

When women set example,
To save our folk, our race,
The fairest of our species,
Will show her other face;
Protective of her children,
Defensive of her kind;
When men are gentle sleeping,
Or true men hard to find.


Michael Walsh

Mike Walsh was a freelance media writer and columnist for thirty-years.

The Irish journalist now writes and broadcasts solely for independent alternative media.


“It is extremely depressing to see Americans whooping for joy every time their government kills someone. The USA is like a laboratory, in which we see the consequences of too much TV and junk food, no interest in foreign affairs, no understanding of history or geography, and extreme consumption of the world’s dwindling resources even as one in four Americans cannot feed themselves without food stamps.”

Land of the free?

Home of the brave?

Don’t be absurd.

The USA is an open-air prison run by clinically insane monsters.”

The Bush regime’s response to 9/11 and the Obama regime’s validation of this response have destroyed accountable democratic government in the United States. So much unaccountable power has been concentrated in the executive branch that the US Constitution is no longer an operable document.

World Trade Center Building Number 7 “Fell Down” in free fall more than five hours after the Twin Towers attack.

Around the same number of Americans who don’t carry passports, remain blissfully unaware of this important piece of contemporary history – “AND HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF BUILDING NUMBER SEVEN!”

Whether a person believes the official story of 9/11 which rests on unproven government assertions or believes the documented evidence provided by a large number of scientists, first responders, and structural engineers and architects, the result is the same. 9/11 was used to create an open-ended “war on terror” and a police state.

It is extraordinary that so many Americans believe that “it can’t happen here” when it already has.

We have had a decade of highly visible evidence of the construction of a police state:

‘The PATRIOT Act, illegal spying on Americans in violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the initiation of wars of aggression –war crimes under the Nuremberg Standard – based on intentional lies, the Justice Department’s concocted legal memos justifying the executive branch’s violation of domestic and international laws against torture, the indefinite detention of US citizens in violation of the constitutionally protected rights of habeas corpus and due process, the use of secret evidence and secret “expert witnesses” who cannot be cross-examined against defendants in trials, the creation of military tribunals in order to evade federal courts, secret legal memos giving the president authority to launch preemptive cyber attacks on any country without providing evidence that the country constitutes a threat, and the Obama regime’s murder of US citizens without evidence or due process.’

As if this were not enough, the Obama regime now creates new presidential powers by crafting secret laws, refusing to disclose the legal reasoning on which the asserted power rests. In other words, laws now originate in secret executive branch memos and not in acts of Congress.


We don’t need no stinking Congress.

Despite laws protecting whistleblowers and the media and the US Military Code which requires soldiers to report war crimes, whistleblowers such as CIA agent John Kiriakou, media such as Julian Assange, and soldiers such as Bradley Manning are persecuted and prosecuted for revealing US government crimes.

The criminals go free, and those who report the crimes are punished.

The justification for the American police state is the “war on terror,” a hoax kept alive by the FBI’s “sting operations.” Normally speaking, a sting operation is when a policewoman poses as a prostitute in order to ensnare a “John,” or a police officer poses as a drug dealer or user in order to ensnare drug users or dealers.

The FBI’s “sting operations” go far beyond these victimless crimes that continue to fill up US prisons.