If You Tolerate This…

“The future teaches you to be alone
The present to be afraid and cold”

If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next
Manic Street Preachers

It’s been a hard and emotional week in UK politics. We must now find a way forward in a country almost half of us didn’t want. We must find our voices and our spirit and we must not believe tolerance and unity have been defeated.

We must not be silent. We must not be blind. We must not be restrained.

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If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next

The future teaches you to be alone
The present to be afraid and cold
So if I can shoot rabbits
Then I can shoot fascists
Bullets for your brain today
But we’ll forget it all again
Monuments put from pen to paper
Turns me into a gutless wonder

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next

Gravity keeps my head down
Or is it maybe shame
At being so young and being so vain
Holes in your head today
But I’m a pacifist
I’ve walked La Ramblas
But not with real intent

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next

And on the street tonight an old man plays
With newspaper cuttings of his glory days

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next

Sinful Sunday

15 thoughts on “If You Tolerate This…

  1. Yes, it has been a very hard and sad week in UK politics this week. Plenty of others in all forms of media have made their comment, so not much more to add from me, however, as always, wonderful SinfulSunday images.
    We are where we are – let’s try and do positive and constructive things for as best a future as we can.
    xx

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  2. I am sad with all of you. We are sad with all of you. Where will this all end and how many fools in other countries, including ours, will think they can do the same? So much hate going around, so much intolerance. If only we could live in a world filled with happiness, peace and love.
    Your images are beautiful!

    Rebel xox

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  3. This…. so very very much this. It has been a truly horrible week and I fear it is just the tip of the iceberg as far as that horror is concerned. I am scared for so many reasons but most of all for my children.

    Your images are haunting, beautiful and very very powerful

    Mollyxxx

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  4. When I saw your title I started humming along straight away. As soon as I read your post I stopped. The situation we find ourselves in is truly dreadful, I don’t know how but we will continue to fight against the stupidity!

    Like

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