Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Thought For The Day

Looking for something else among the cartoons in the sadly lost "Punch" magazine came across the above.

The idea that President Trump might in many ways be a modern Lord Cardigan, who led the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade, had an appeal.

But there is more to it than that, on the maternal side President Trump is a Macleod, a proud and ancient Clan. They have been present, one way or another in just about all the famous battles and wars.

One, Pipe Major John Macleod, was with the 93rd Highlanders, one of the finest regiments in our history. He was present at the Battle of Balaklava in The Crimean War when the 93rd formed The Thin Red Line to turn away the Russian cavalry.

Also, a little later,  he became famous for his role during The Indian Mutiny at the Relief of Lucknow when the pipers were in the thick of it at the most critical stage of the battle steeling the 93rd at the breach in the wall.

However, it must be admitted that neither The Crimean War nor The Indian Mutiny can be ranked among the successes. Some historians in fact view them as disasters.

It seems possible that when President Trump leaves office there will not be many singing "Will Ye 'No Come Back Again".


  1. I think Trump is still a wait and see. Events rule the political roost.

  2. He seems to weather the incessant backstabbing fairly well. The alternative candidate and her crime family don't bear thinking about.

  3. All that writing to invoke president trump. Remember he is both rich and president and you aint