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Itís This Bad [Outsanding from Dalrymple on England's descent into liberal hell]
City Journal ^ | 4/18/2006 | Theodore Dalrymple

Posted on 04/19/2006 5:32:55 PM PDT by Uncledave

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Simply brilliant
1 posted on 04/19/2006 5:32:58 PM PDT by Uncledave
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2 posted on 04/19/2006 5:39:22 PM PDT by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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Pretty bad when you have to move to France.


3 posted on 04/19/2006 5:40:14 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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. . .zeitgeist of the country is now one of sentimental moralizing combined with the utmost cynicism . . .

Sounds much like another country I know.

4 posted on 04/19/2006 5:44:57 PM PDT by madprof98
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England is in the grips of Liberalism and this is just one of the results.

Advanced stage would be when a Blair is gone and a Mugabe takes over. Just a case of moving from "moderate" liberalism to the end product.

This is because Liberalism is social AIDS. Once entrenched, it removes a country's ability to resist more serious social diseases such as despotism.


5 posted on 04/19/2006 5:45:59 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (China & India: Doing jobs Americans don't want to do (manuf., engineering, accounting, etc))
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“If there were real justice,” he said, “they would have gone to prison for life.” Could any compassionate person disagree?

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE comes to reality.

Of course if Mr Wareing had been armed and shot his attackers, they would have thrown him in prison - and for a lot longer than nine months!

6 posted on 04/19/2006 5:47:46 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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"soft and creeping totalitarianism "

Before you realize it, its too damn late to do anything short of revolution to change it.....it's a sad state of affairs - and it may move across the Atlantic.

7 posted on 04/19/2006 5:48:05 PM PDT by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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There is an absence of any kind of idealism that is a necessary precondition of probity, so that bad faith prevails almost everywhere.

Excellent point. Without idealism, without the idea that there is something greater than our individual selves, without ideals to aspire to we sink to the cynicism and hopelessness that is symptomatic of leftism.

8 posted on 04/19/2006 5:57:06 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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“Excuse me,” said the young man to the policeman, “do you realize your horse is gay?”

He was arrested and charged under the Public Order Act for having made a “homophobic remark."

Europe is decadent.

The Islamic imperialists, the Chinese oligarchy, the Marxist and sociopathic leaders of the Western Left, and all other enemies of Western Civilization are well aware of this.

The only people who don't seem to know this are the morons who compose the rank and file of the Left, but these morons are too stupid to comprehend anything. That's why they're Leftists.

9 posted on 04/19/2006 6:02:21 PM PDT by Savage Beast ( The Spirit of Flight 93 is the Spirit of America. R.I.P., Todd Beamer.)
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One consequence of the liberal intelligentsia’s long march through the institutions is the acceptance of the category of Thoughtcrime. On the other hand, political correctness permits genuine incitement to murder—such as the behead those who insult islam placards carried by Muslim demonstrators in London four months after the publication of cartoons of Mohammed in a Danish newspaper—to go completely unpunished. Other people, other customs.

The result when PC is taken to its (il)logical end.

But one does not feel the defects of a foreign country in quite the same lacerating way as the defects of one’s native land; they are more an object of amused, detached interest than of personal despair.

I don't know, reading this filled me with despair, and I'm not even a Brit. Are they past the point of no return I wonder?

10 posted on 04/19/2006 6:04:38 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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Brilliant. Beautifully written. There's nothing like a well-educated British writer. Those with the best educations in England have always been well educated indeed.

But perhaps that is no longer true. A sad business.


11 posted on 04/19/2006 6:07:29 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Chirac boasts of hedonism. In Britain and Ukraine that means drunkeness, as far as I can tell.


12 posted on 04/19/2006 6:16:17 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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Yep, I last visited Great Britain on vacation in 2000 and everything I've read of that country since has reinforced my determination to never ever go there again. The inmates are firmly in charge of the asylum.

It's a shame too. My wife and I spent our honeymoon there and went several times after that. It's a fascinating and beautiful country, but it ain't worth my life.

13 posted on 04/19/2006 6:16:27 PM PDT by OldPossum
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“If there were real justice,” he said, “they would have gone to prison for life.” Could any compassionate person disagree?

Slight disagreement. If there were real justice, the attackers would have been dead.

Otherwise, a great article. Thanks for posting it.

14 posted on 04/19/2006 6:19:50 PM PDT by PGalt (Compassion for the guilty is TREASON to the innocent)
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I wonder when the English will revolt. Their greatness is in there somewhere.
15 posted on 04/19/2006 6:20:50 PM PDT by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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We in America should bow our heads every day and thank God for giving our nation's founders the wisdom to write and include the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights. I realize that the Second Amendment was included primarily as a tool for armed revolution against a possible future tyrannical government, but it also comes in mighty handy for dealing with common street thugs as well.


16 posted on 04/19/2006 6:20:56 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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17 posted on 04/19/2006 6:22:07 PM PDT by Drew68
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18 posted on 04/19/2006 6:25:46 PM PDT by fso301
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Before you realize it, its too damn late to do anything short of revolution to change it.....it's a sad state of affairs - and it may move across the Atlantic.

If the Dems come back or the Pubs don't grow some cojones it will.

19 posted on 04/19/2006 6:27:13 PM PDT by Tribune7
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One definition of decadence is the concentration on the gratifyingly imaginary to the disregard of the disconcertingly real. -Theodore Dalrymple

E.G. "I'm protesting Bush trampling on civil liberties" versus ignoring Islamic extremists that blow you up or put you under Sharia law.

20 posted on 04/19/2006 6:27:23 PM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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