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Britainís Already Dead, It Just Hasnít Been Buried Yet
Pajamas Media ^ | 06/05/2012 | Kyle Smith

Posted on 06/05/2012 9:01:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Don’t be fooled by the pomp and dazzle of the Queen’s royal Diamond Jubilee flotilla easing past the tourists, celebrity-spotters, and pickpockets on the Thames. Britain is a country rotting from the inside, the first nation on earth that elected to destroy its culture with political correctness.

Asks British columnist Rod Liddle, “Who are the people who have made Britain what it is today, the ones who ensured that we became a limp-wristed and decrepit, post-imperial satrapy of incompetence, sanctimony, self-obsession and self-loathing?”

Who indeed? (By limp-wristed, Liddle means lacking in conviction, not gay). The short answer is the new aristocracy, the bien pensant, well-shod, culturally aloof types who watch the BBC, read The Guardian, and vote to nudge the country ever farther along its current trajectory, which has not even slightly been altered by the return of a Conservative to the premiership. Against the wishes of the average citizen, Britain has a government that is simultaneously abdicating its core functions and pretending to take responsibility for other duties for which it is spectacularly ill-suited. It has abandoned a proud, concrete culture in pursuit of a hazy dream of a transnational ideal. The people’s response has been to fume lightly and do nothing, because they’re British and expect things to be bad and get worse.

A few days in London will quickly cure you of any notion that, for instance, New York is a chaotic city. It only barely rated notice in most of the media the other day when five of London’s 11 subway lines went down simultaneously [1] at rush hour due to signal failures and train breakdowns. It was about 80 degrees at the time and most trains have no air conditioning. Subway unions are threatening a strike. And yet a glance at the national news sources, which are obsessed with the massacres in Syria, the Jubilee, the Olympics, and the never-ending Leveson Inquiry that vaguely promises a sinister new truth czar will be empowered to decide in advance which media stories can be published, turns up almost zero outrage at all of this.

The “respectable” media outlets don’t much bother with the latest outrages on the crime front, such as the fatal convenience-store stabbing [2] that resulted in only a ten-year sentence for the assailant, who is expected to be free in four. Unleash a nutty racist tirade on the subway [3], though, and you stand in contempt of that BBC-transnational ideal of a multiculti wonderland. Judges will express no leniency whatsoever, handing out five month sentences for the crime of… speaking.

So the government can’t make the trains run on time or make people feel safe on the streets. (a friend who lived in New York for many years tells me of how, after moving to London, he witnessed a stabbing, called the police, and waited a number of minutes for them to arrive, by which time the perpetrators were long gone. The nearest police station was about 300 yards away, but the constabulary decided to send representatives from a farther one instead, lest they risk crossing paths with any violent criminals.)

Never let it be said the government is satisfied with this state of affairs; no, instead, it is advancing into brand new areas of incompetence. The prime minister has been boasting of his exciting plan [4] to literally head a nanny state as he sets up, for new parents, an office to send texts, hold classes, and give “tiredness counseling.” (For a play-by-play of Britain’s collapse, consult the blogger-columnist Peter Hitchens [5], who, ever since writing The Abolition of Britain [6] over a decade ago, invariably takes the most pessimistic imaginable view of things and yet is rarely wrong.)

On the business side of things, a government-commissioned venture capitalist’s report called for some obvious changes in labor regulations that would make it easier to fire workers (and consequently make businesses less leery of hiring in the first place). The left-wing, Liberal Democrat “business minister,” whose relationship with his field is much like that of an “infectious diseases specialist,” called the plan “completely bonkers” and suffered no repercussions from his boss whatsoever. The plan will gather dust. Another government minister, Conservative William Hague, actually gave an interview in which he told business to stop “complaining” and just hire [7]. Currently, when a business wants to fire someone, it often has to justify the decision before a labor tribunal [8]. A proposed reform would substitute a sort of pre-settlement in which the fired worker gets a cash payout instead of the right to endless litigation.

From offshore, Britain finds itself in the absurd version of a V-2 attack, with almost weekly regulatory strafing coming in from the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights. Britain, which voted simply to join a common market in 1973 but never voted to be ruled from the continent, is so used to such indignities as being told that it must not deport al-Qaeda terrorist Abu Qatada and must furnish prisoners with ballots, that even David Cameron’s Conservatives generally respond by being loudly huffy and doing nothing. Cameron’s latest solemn vow is that he will ignore the ECHR directive to give votes to prisoners. We’ll see. If he is going to deny the ECHR the sovereignty it plainly lacks, why doesn’t he go all the way?

Because he’s afraid of the BBC.

We joke about the “state media” in America, but in Britain by far the leading media outlet is the BBC, which operates independently but is effectively funded by a tax (a large one, more than you pay for HBO). Awash in public funding, it does exactly what you’d think it would do: attack competitors and promote a left-liberal worldview, for instance by portraying anyone opposed to the grand European project as eccentric and possibly demented. Now that Europe is imploding and Britons say, by a 51 to 28 margin, that they want to leave the EU [9], the political-media complex is scrambling to prevent the issue from ever coming to a vote (though if it does, the same complex will move mountains to ensure the vote is the correct, transnational one). George Osborne, the number two man in the Tory party, has actually suggested that the solution to Europe is more Europe — fiscal and policy integration, i.e., a superstate with its capital in Brussels and its biggest source of power in Berlin. Britain would finally relinquish all claim to authority over its own affairs and essentially cease to exist as a political entity. What Hitler and Napoleon couldn’t do, the dull Eurocrats and their silky-voiced, terribly respectable media cheerleaders are intent on doing. But then again, Britain is already dead, it just hasn’t been buried yet.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: britain; europe; queen; royals; socialists; uk
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1 posted on 06/05/2012 9:01:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
sa·tra·py (str-p, -trp, str-p)
n. pl. sa·tra·pies 
1. The territory or sphere under the rule of a satrap.
2. A nation, state, territory, or area controlled as if by a satrap: "No military legions from the West are going to liberate their Eastern European satrapies" (John Hughes).

2 posted on 06/05/2012 9:05:50 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Limp wristed Liberals are a disease everywhere...


3 posted on 06/05/2012 9:09:44 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: CatherineofAragon; UKrepublican; SunkenCiv

Ping


4 posted on 06/05/2012 9:13:57 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SeekAndFind

“Who are the people who have made Britain what it is today, the ones who ensured that we became a limp-wristed and decrepit, post-imperial satrapy of incompetence, sanctimony, self-obsession and self-loathing?””

Wish I had written that.


5 posted on 06/05/2012 9:15:25 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: SeekAndFind

Excellent article, thanks for posting. Britain is toast - specifically, toasted pita the Muslims are dipping into the hummus of Sharia to eat, while Brits are arrested for injuring home invaders and then deprived medical care while prisoners are given full hospitalization.

And the Rats want nothing better than to intall the same self-destruction here.


6 posted on 06/05/2012 9:20:01 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Cyman

I suspect they’re not the same people.


7 posted on 06/05/2012 9:26:04 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: SeekAndFind

A few generations ago the Brits ruled half of the world and their navy ruled the oceans of the world.

They sat on top of the greatest empire ever assembled.

Now their government doesn’t even allow them to own a pistol, to carry a pocket knife or use a pointed stick for self defense.

We are well on our way to the same collapse and liberal hell.


8 posted on 06/05/2012 9:26:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt)
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To: Iron Munro

Oy’m not dead...


9 posted on 06/05/2012 9:27:31 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1232 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: All

Cracks started appearing in the British psyche, 70 years ago, when they threw out hands-down, national hero Winston Churchill, to elect the Labour socialists, in a decisive electoral defeat.


10 posted on 06/05/2012 9:29:33 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: null and void

I don’t want to go on th’ cart.


11 posted on 06/05/2012 9:32:12 AM PDT by Basil Duke
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To: Cyman
“...limp-wristed and decrepit, post-imperial satrapy of incompetence, sanctimony, self-obsession and self-loathing...”

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So in other words, the once great British Lion, is now a shallow, narcissistic, homosexual pussy.

12 posted on 06/05/2012 9:37:10 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bump


13 posted on 06/05/2012 9:41:29 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: EyeGuy
EXCUSE ME?!???

WE have the shallow, narcissistic, homosexual pussy!

14 posted on 06/05/2012 9:42:04 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1232 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Iron Munro
Pointed stick?

Ho ho ho!

15 posted on 06/05/2012 9:46:40 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: null and void

“WE have the shallow, narcissistic, homosexual pussy!”

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That we do.

However, the description in the article, was citing British society as a whole.

Our America-hating, RaceMarxist, Faggot in Chief aside, they are a lot further down the destructive, politically-correct, socialist spiral than we are.

For now.


16 posted on 06/05/2012 9:51:21 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Perdogg

Thanks for the ping.

Two things England can do (but won’t) to right itself: bring back guns for the populace, and kick out every Muslim.


17 posted on 06/05/2012 10:01:15 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Talisker

1—96% of the UK is not Muslim. And Sharia law exists in just five English cities as a purely civil law, legally subordinate to English law. With no plans to expand it.

2-As explained numerous times, it is British police procedure to ‘arrest’ all those involved in a burglary incident, where the burglar has been killed or injured. It is simply procedure, which allows the police to seperate the parties, and officially interview the people involved.
In almost every case, the homeowner is released within a few hours, when the evidence supports their testimony.

I myself was a victim of burglary in Sept 2008, and incident where my brother and I beat and held the suspect, with injuries to myself and the burglar. So I KNOW the reality of this issue.

It is a myth, a complete myth, that we in the UK are no allowed to defend our homes. In fact the Tory govt now, and even the Labour govt, STRENGTHENED the law in regards to homeowners right to self-defence.

3—Deprived medical care?. Rubbish. On the NHS, no one, even trivial cases, are denied medical care. You have been reading myth.


18 posted on 06/05/2012 10:03:39 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: EyeGuy

People who bang on about that ignore WHY it happened.

It happened because the British people blamed (rightly) the prewar Tory govt of getting us into the war in the first place, by failing to stop Hitler. Nobody in 1945 had anything but great admiration for Churchill as a man and as a PM, but that wasnt the issue.

The other reason is, and remember we are talking about a country exhausted and literally destroyed by war, that Labour’s vision of a ‘new Jerusalem’ was so enticing to voters, with an NHS, new housing, new infrastructure, new schools, a vision which literally sought to rebuild Britain.


19 posted on 06/05/2012 10:07:54 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: Iron Munro

The Brits were highly respectable as recent as the 80’s, under Margaret Thatcher.

It shows that total collapse happens very quickly.


20 posted on 06/05/2012 10:10:23 AM PDT by kidd
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