Benn the prophet dies

Tony Benn kicked the bucket earlier today.
Unlike Baroness Thatcher, who died less than a year ago he never wanted his carcass to be given the trimmings of a state funeral. Her state funeral cost the taxpayer £3 million. 

He would have wanted any legacy to him to go to areas of real need. The homeless, the unemployed, the elderly, and the sick. 
This, because unlike Thatcher his love was not of his own carcass, but of humanity, and those that are the worst off in the world.

I became acutely aware of Tony when some years ago he debated with atheist Richard Dawkins on Christianity. Benn argued that he became a Christian because of the influence of his mother, who had taught him that the Bible was about poor people being downtrodden by the Kings, but who believed in the prophets, who led them to the promised land.

Tony, you did your best to lead us to the promised land, and it behoves us to follow your dream.

   

Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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