Jack and Jill Charity promoting British Army Band
I notice that the Jack and Jill Charity is hosting the Irish Guards band in a fundraiser at the K-Club this Friday, 6.30. This is being described as a "great follow up to the Queen's visit."
The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation are delighted to be the beneficiary charity for the Irish Guards Band’s upcoming performance in Ireland. This event which is being organised by the SESIF (Security and Emergency Services Ireland Forum) will be a great follow up to the Queen’s visit and will be one of the pieces of history that will help to cement the new found platform for the relationship between England and Ireland.
Why is a Childrens charity promoting militarism? Couldn't they find something associated with peace to use as a fundraiser? Why does it feel obliged to adopt a political position on something like the Queen's visit? why is that it's business? Why does it think it has to make political history?
If the charity is so concerned about children why is it hosting a unit of an army that has been involved in the killing of numerous children in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. ? Is the message that white Irish kids are important but that brown kids in far off places can be murdered with impunity while we go to applaud the killers? What about the history of the British Army in Ireland? Are we supposed to celebrate that as well? What is the Security and Emergency Services Ireland Forum that the Foundation has alligned itself with and what is it's agenda?
There is something very strange about all this. I wouldn't recommend that people support this dubious "charity".
A time between ashes and roses is coming
When everything shall be extinguished
When everything shall begin