Skip to comments.PIPES: A 1914 Novelís Prescient Vision of Londonistan [GK Chesterton]
Posted on 05/28/2014 8:19:02 PM PDT by marshmallow
Yesterdays dark fantasy is now coming to pass
Exactly one century ago, the renowned British writer G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), called by his admirers the greatest writer and thinker of the 20th century, published a curious novel titled The Flying Inn. On the cusp of World War I, he imagined the Ottoman Empire conquering Great Britain and imposing Shariah law.
Chesterton rides this implausible scenario as a vehicle to ridicule progressivism that same arrogant, scientific, top-down, and leftist approach to government that characterizes the age of Obama. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes, Chesterton rightly explained, and The Flying Inn mordantly exposes their failings. Along the way, his vision of an Islamized sceptered isle has arresting features deserving celebration on its centenary.
Chesterton tells of a war in which the greatest of the Turkish warriors, the terrifying Oman Pasha, equally famous for his courage in war and his cruelty in peace wins a famous victory over British forces, leading to the occupation of England, to Turks taking over the constabulary, and the growing influence of an eminent Turkish mystic, Misysra Ammon, who argues for such Islamic customs as not eating pork, prohibiting representative images, taking ones shoes off at the front door and practicing polygamy.
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Burgess’ “1985” was also a prescient vision of an Islamist England.
An excerpt about Burgess’ view of the future:
“Kidnapping and skyjacking by dissident groups. Microbombs of immense destructiveness place in public buildings. More thorough frisking at airports and at cinema entrances and on railroad stations indeed, everywhere: restrictions on human dignity in the name of human safety. New oil strikes, but the bulk of the oil in the hands of the Arabs. More and more Islamic propaganda. Islamic religion taught in schools as a condition for getting oil”
Wow. Sound familiar?
GK’s better known “Napoleon of Notting Hill” (supposedly seminal in Ghandi’s decision to become an attorney while in S Africa), could have been cited about the recent UKIP localist political bloodbath in Britain.
Thank you so much! It’s $2 on Amazon for 178 pages.
Meanwhile America is bent on making Brave New World come true
Not on this iPhone it’s not
THE whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have the two great typesthe advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins. He admires them especially by moonlight, not to say moonshine. Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob. This is called balance or mutual check, in our Constitution. G.K. Chesterton: The Blunders of Our Parties, Illustrated London News, April 19, 1924
Ping for your teatime read.. ;-)
Ah,right. Thanks NoC.
We had located the 1984 instuction manual they are following, but not this one.
Must up-load and read.
‘You’ can hear the spinning in the Crypt of St Pauls.
Interesting. Read my tag line