Islam is the acid that will dissolve the nation-state and led to the total breakdown of civilization.
A spreading problem in the West.
See McCain-Feingold and "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" for further details.
The objectives for most politicians and bureaucrats has become incumbency and accruing power. "Public service" has become the very essence of corruption...
This is probably why the socialists jealously guard PC and try to ensure that everyone else conforms to their own world view.
So where is respect for Western Civilization taught? How is it imparted from generation to generation?
Not in the schools, not in the popular media, almost not at all, it must be passed person to person by those few who still have a clue what it is and what it means.
Once its gone its gone.
Deal with that problem or watch it all unravel.
And it’s beginning to seem that our GOP elites (bush and the RNC) are also “actively hostile to the interests of citizens”—
The Labour (I wouldn’t call it “Blair”) governments failure is not unlike the last time Labour was in power for a time.
Ironically, it is not the Labourites themselves who are to blame, it is the British people who elected them, who in effect have punished themselves for their bad judgment. And this does not excuse the supporters of the Tories, either, as they, too, have shown themselves to be ineffectual, incompetent and undeserving of power.
In a manner of speaking, this has all been the case for one reason: there is no truly Conservative political party in Britain.
By this I mean whose philosophy is truly Conservative. In America, we can only point and laugh because our Conservatives are generally crystal clear, sharing such a similar set of values and ideas that arguments among them are generally over only fine points and incremental steps.
Most of us can easily recite off a list of the core values of Conservatives, with little variation. But where in Britain is there a group of people that embrace the same values?
(In no particular order.) Smaller and less intrusive government. Serious punishment for violent crime, including the death penalty. The right to keep and bear arms. Free enterprise over socialism. A strong military. Lower taxes. Good schools. A strong economy. Etc.
Now granted, individuals in Britain may feel just the same way as we do on these issues. But politically, they get no respect. Those who might advocate *some* of these things, also advocate totally wacky and bizarre things, making them unpalatable to most people.
But if you compare their Labour party with their Tories (don’t even call them “Conservatives”), you will find that they are just two shades of the same color (or colour), of pink.
Both parties are Europhiles. Both are anti-military. Both are soft on crime. Both show their inefficiency by emphasizing control over the minutiae in people’s lives, instead of the big issues of the day. Both parties believe in intrusive and surveillance obsessed government. Both parties are more than willing to cede power to their foreign masters in Brussels.
And until somebody in Britain stands up like their version of Ronald Reagan, and clearly and succinctly states to the people what core Conservative values really are, Britain will continue to wallow in decay and decline, living in an increasingly greedy and shallow nanny state, victimized by the brutal and vicious, ever poorer and in greater despair.
The first thing to be done is to abrogate any European agreement that diminishes British sovereignty. To establish that Brussels is to facilitate European accord, not to rule over it.
Second is to build prisons equipped to handle new and tougher laws and mandatory punishments for societies criminal deviants.
Third is to slash the taxes and largesse of government, to restore the right of the people to retain their wealth. To reduce the size of government by half or more.
Fourth is to restore health care to Britain by privatization. And to open broadcasting to the public by privatization.
Fifth is to use the increase in revenues from lower taxes and a growing economy to rebuild the British military.
This restoration of Britain to being a first world nation is what a return to real Conservative values would bring. But until British voices and votes bring forth such a restoration from the people themselves, Britain will remain under a deep and abiding curse.
Such a hero to lead his nation out of darkness would deserve the sword Caledfwlch (Excalibur), from the Lady of the Lake.
Is there a GOP candidate for POTUS who will use this in a speech?
Every thought, sentence and observation - Perfect in every way.
Thanks for the post.
When the State exceeded the scope and size necessary to provide for the basic needs of civilization, it became the enemy. For European states, that was long ago. In the US, it may have happened as early as Lincoln. It certainly happened with Roosevelt.
The State should now be called Leviathan: a self-important beast that considers the citizens to be captive tax-slaves who exist only for funding “vital services” and “unmet needs”, by which the State earns its living by continually positioning itself as the arbiter of groups that it maintains through other policies.
For example, this is the very reason for the current push in the US by both parties, to grant amnesty to millions of (mainly) Mexican illegals. Not because these people deserve somehow to be citizens, but so the government can incorporate them into the tax system, and then can offer them more “services”, like free healthcare and free, Section 8 housing.
A related example is found in the relatively new law that demands any US citizen who leaves this country and gives up his citizenship is still liable to report and pay taxes on his income for another 10 full years, no matter where he earns it and no matter where he moves to.
And pretty much yup here in the good old USA.
Americans have absolutely nothing to be smug about in this regard.
“Free” health care will happen and cost us more of our attenuated freedom.
Telling the truth cost most of the Soviet version of the census bureau their lives in the mid/late 30s. Their published statistics showed a huge population decline in the Ukraine following the Famine. An ‘Inconvenient truth’ of rather a different sort, embarrassing Stalin and undermining the effort to hoodwink the world as to the true nature of things, despite the best efforts of the OGPU, Mr. Duranty and the NY Times. Following a purge of the statisticians the population figures were revised upwards.
To me, the last sentence is the scariest part of the entire article.
He could just as easily be writing about the US.
Thanks for posting this.
Bump for later reading...looks interesting.