pussercdo said:Watching all this unfold, one thing has been conspicuous in its absence amongst these evacuees; any sense of gratitude to the FCO and RN for rescuing them for free.
Most seem to have no grasp of the logistic effort and diplomatic work needed to undertake an operation of this nature; they appear to be wallowing in self-pity and blaming everyone but themselves.
Classic example on Radio 2. Mother had sent her 12 year old boy out to 'visit relatives'. Phoned in to complain that not enough was being done to 'save him' and appeared to be under the delusion that her problem should be the main effort of the whole operation.....
....we shouldn't be giving air-time to the oligoneuronic ingratiates. They make two short planks look like a f***ing computer.
Well you must have been watching different telly to me I have seen plenty of people who were really quite appreciative when they actually got on the ship.
I would suggest that it is very easy to be critical of others when it is not your children who are missing or it is not you cowering under the kitchen table waiting for the nest bomb to drop. For many peple the thing that pushes them over the edge so to speak is the waiting and the uncertainty, and of course in time of war there is a hell of a lot of waiting and uncertainty.
We of course have been trained for that but Joe public has not.