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Monday, 16 February 2009

For Shame (II): The Death Knell for Freedom in Britain

Last Thursday afternoon Geert Wilders, the controversial Dutch MP, arrived on British soil. Upon arrival he was 'detained' by immigration officials at Heathrow airport, shown the letter from the Secretary of State banning him from the United Kingdom, and escorted on to the next available flight back to the Netherlands.

You may have heard that Geert was arrested, or at least be under the impression that being locked in a room by uniformed officials is being arrested; but no, he was simply escorted and detained. That's our story, and we're sticking to it. But, if anyone ever tells you that Britain no longer leads the world in any field, you know better; simply look at this individual, smile, and say:

"Oh yes it does. Great Britain leads the world in Orwellian political euphemisms."

At the moment, I am ashamed to be British. I have never before found myself in the position where I'd prefer to tell people I come from elsewhere; but today, that's exactly how I feel. Islamic militancy is perhaps the defining issue of our age; it has been part of the mass public consciousness since the 11th September 2001 attacks, but in reality has existed in a recognisable form since the Iranian Revolution at least.

It is far more dangerous than the most rabid ethnic nationalism, the evil we're constantly told to watch out for, whilst casting aside any politician or party that thrives on even a modicum of group interest which is not approved of by 'multiculturalism' - for example Mr Wilders' 'Partij voor de Vrijheid'.

It is dangerous because people do not understand it. Most ideas of racial, national or cultural supremacy or increasingly ethnic or racial identity are either unthinkable or easily derided, because our society and education system innoculates us so well against them.

It immunises us similarly from any ideas that are seen as outdated, old-fashioned, or standing in the way of reason, progress and one beautiful world where people of all nations and colours stand in a huge circle, holding hands and singing. Whilst singing, they are thinking about how much better they are than their fusty, bloodthirsty ancestors who did crazy, madcap things like love their country, die for flags and ideas, care about the future of the society they'd built. Well, not much better, obviously, because that would imply judging, and that's a dirty word in New Britain, one of the very few things that absolutely must not be done unless you're Simon Cowell.

However, this immunisation has worked too well. Because not only have we lost most of the natural urges needed for national or cultural survival, we have also ceased to be capable of understanding anyone who has not lost these urges.

For example, take the constant pressure the UN puts Japan under for not wanting to take in large numbers of immigrants from the Third World; as if this attempt at national preservation is a great and baffling evil. But then, looking at the general results of mass immigration elsewhere, why would the Japanese government wish to replicate what many citizens in Western countries see as a failed social experiment at their expense?

This is just one example of how something which would have made perfect sense to almost everyone a mere 40 years ago is seen as archaic, even wrong, today.

A few years ago some research came out that suggested children who lived in homes which were very clean had worse immune systems than those wo were regularly exposed to dirt; the body needs to come into contact with germs in order to build its defences against them, and thus if it has no contact at all, it is less healthy as a result.

I fear modern Britain, and the modern Western world as a whole, finds itself in a similar position. We have cast aside our demons, apologised for our past; but in the process we have cut out a huge swathe of healthy tissue along with any tumour. So much, in fact, that it's touch and go whether or not the patient will survive.

We live in a country that prides itself on many things. One of those things is freedom of speech. That died on Thursday when Mr Wilders was turned away from Heathrow. In any case, its death was perhaps no real surprise; our society has been very sick for some time. However, most of our country's political elite seem to think that we've never had it better.

They spend much time, money and effort fighting 'isms'; these 'isms' are apparently the root of all evil, and once they are finally eradicated society will be peaceful, healthy and free. Racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism and the others that get added to the list every so often will all be on the dustbin of history, and a triumphant populace will unite in the cause of progress.

If you doubt that many members of society's educated elite actually feel this way, the best way to check is to get hold of a school textbook. There is no historical or social issue that cannot be boiled down to the concept of discrimination. Nothing is worthy of pride or respect; we stole and pillaged it all.

Another example is television and the media. I recenty looked up 'The Twilight Zone' on wikipedia. The original series ran in America from 1959 - 1964, but there were a couple of remakes, the second of which ran from 2002 - 2003. Why am I telling you this?

Well, the original version was filmed and screened in a country in which racial segregation was a fact of life; widely accepted, and supported. However, the blurb for the modern series insists that many of Rod Sterling's original scripts were tweaked to 'tackle contemporary issues... like racism'. This, 7 years before Barack Obama captured 45% of the white electorate. This, in the age of affirmative action.

All very interesting.

There's a huge problem though. The vast majority of us have had the 'white nationalism' jab, and it was pretty painless. Many of us have also had the British/American/German/Swedish etc nationalism jabs, and are safely immunised against such quaint notions. Some even go on to a programme of 'one-world-no-borders-no-person-is-illegal' supplements, although these may cause mild nausea.

This political immunisation, however, distorts reality almost as much as the ideologies it so desperately wants to defend you from. Probably a bit more. Because Westerners are pretty much the only people on earth who think this way.

The government may have successfully defeated ideas of white/British/European supremacy, and in doing so chipped out a huge chunk of our identity alongside; but there are other supremacist ideologies out there. One in particular the government is afraid of; in fact, far from being defeated, this particular supremacist ideology is on the rise, throughout the West and the wider world.

Its very name means 'submission'.

This ideology is Islam.

Now, this self-confident, aggrandised supremacy exists alongside a native culture which has all but withered and died. It is, at the very least, a shadow of what it once was. In my opinion, this is because successive governments have deliberately deprived the British from any sense of their own value and worth, and tried to re-shape identity through 'multiculturalism'. They abandoned our history and culture as 'offensive', yet insist we treat values that genuinely are offensive as equal.

So let's put the strands together; we have an aggressive, supremacist Third World ideology which has a long history of conquest; not just military conquest, but cultural, linguistic and political conquest. This is now growing in a Britain which has completely lost faith or confidence in itself, in which a version of any potential conqueror's history is taught in the schools already, in which many citizens have been stripped of all but the most trivial facets of their identity and told they're evil if they even think of resisting.

We can already see the ill effects, however, and the Geert Wilders debacle was the pinnacle of something that's been growing for some time. You see, what's happening in this country today is exactly what happens when people lose all contact with their own past.

Even if we know about historical figures and events, many assume these people were so different and so detached from our reality that we're incapable of making the same mistakes. This is perhaps one of the most dangerous aspects of the multicultural movement.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith must know about Hitler, the threat that Nazism posed in the 1930s, and Neville Chamberlain's attempts to appease him by selling out the Czechs. Yet it seems she has learnt no lessons from history at all; sometimes, giving in to people isn't enough. It can even embolden them, make them certain they're dealing with people who are weak and ineffectual, who will give them anything under the right circumstances.

This is a problem with supremacist ideologies like Nazism, and for that matter Islam; the chosen, whether they be defined as Germans, Arabs or Muslims, are always right. By definition, anyone who opposes them or stands in the way is wrong, an enemy.

This is where the lack of understanding we discussed earlier comes in; Jacqui Smith, like Chamberlain, casts her own mindset on to her opponents. She assumes everyone is like her, a seemingly rational actor who desires peace, tolerance and compromise. She thinks that because she goes to the meeting of minds ready to bend before anything has been said, so must everyone else.

But peace has many definitions, the simplest of which is simply a status quo; Europe could have known peace of sorts had it simply let Hitler do exactly as he pleased. Of course, it would be a different kind of peace from the one with which we're familiar; but no one would be fighting back, that much is certain. That is why 'peace' for its own sake is a ridiculous notion, because there's always a time when enough is enough, and the option of compromise has passed.

Please proceed in an orderly fashion to Part 3.


Anonymous said...

Actually, it appears to me that a good case of "white nationalism" would do a world of good for all of the English speaking nations of the world, beginning where it all started, England. White people have contributed almost all of the advancements that comprise modern life, and we make up a very small fraction of the total population of the world. Further, it is a shrinking fraction. We must not disappear from the earth, for the good of all mankind.

We most urgently need to return to discrimination, the idea of making proper judgments based on rational bases. There was a time when it was a most honorable thing to be known as a discriminating person, and we need to restore that sense. We have been come a people who can make no distinctions at all, and that is very foolish because things are NOT all equally good.

It takes a bit of backbone to do what is right when all around you are doing what is popular, but that is what we need nevertheless. We will never save any part of the Anglosphere without courage to stand up for what is right over what is popular. Courage seems to be in very short supply right now, as does wisdom.

You said, "We have cast aside our demons, apologised for our past" but that is exactly where things have gone wrong. England and all of the Anglosphere have a glorious past. If we should apologize for anything, it is the present. The present is the thing we can correct, so rather than apologize for it, we should simply correct it by reasserting our proper dominance over our own lands. We must rise up! -- Dr.D

(Blogger does not recognize me tonight.)

USpace said...

Very well put. Is the UK selling Britain for Sharia cash? The only good thing about all this is that it is just causing 10s of millions more people to watch 'Fitna', and thus start to wake up to the realities of Jihad.

Great speech, at least the House of Lords viewed 'Fitna'. Hopefully he will sue that shrill fascist-wannabe J. Smith, and then thank her for inadvertently causing millions more to watch 'Fitna' and be aware of Islamic Jihad and the danger of Free Speech in Europe and the UK.

Defending your life and culture is not racist or xenophobic.
FREE Partij voor de Vrijheid! The Koran shouldn't be banned. Mein Kampf isn't a 'Holy Book', but it shouldn't be banned either, but you should be able to criticize it and the idiots who agree with it.

As many sane people know, Geert Wilders is NO racist. He is simply against out-of-control immigration; and against immigrants who won't assimilate; and the ones who beat Gays and rape non-Muslim women for not being covered up. He is also very much against the ones who kill their own daughters and sisters for their 'family honor'.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't criticize religions

just use Christian words
substitute for Islam's words

here's an absurd thought -
your Supreme God knew
Jesus as a pedophile

and a raping terrorist
converting slaves by the sword
Muslims are not a 'race' anyway, they are followers of a religion/ideology and its Sharia Law. Most Muslims aren't even Arabs, which by the way, is also not a 'Race'.

But their duty is, according to their Koran, to spread Sharia law over the whole Earth. It might take 100-200 years, if they succeed.

Is that the kind of world we want for our great-grand childrens' great-grand children? A Taliban Planet? I bet not. Muslims are the biggest victims of Islam. Wilders is NOT against Muslims, he is against Islamic Fundamentalism.

We all should read the Koran, but be careful, for some strict Islamists prohibit non-Muslims from having or holding one. Also, it is only 'official' in Arabic, and some Muslims say Non-Muslims can't understand it. I wonder why.

This is BIG, this is REAL BIG! SPREAD THE WORD to the world everyone! The EU Mandarins have crossed the line! If this goes to court, how much more of the public will become aware of this tyranny?
All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. If there is no freedom of speech, then there can be no real freedom.

The Christians and Jews don’t riot when somebody makes fun of Christ or Jews. People must learn to be civilized, and held to account when they are not. Muslims included.

Geert Wilders is a hero spreading the painful truth. He MUST be protected!
here's an absurd thought -
your Supreme God says
Christians are a race

who love the Jewish race
and the peaceful Buddhist race

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
Sharia Law for ALL

submit to glorious life
slavery and servitude

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
outlaw self-defense

exposing violent crimes
shall be deemed hate speech

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
decide to change your race

just simply change religions
your religion is your race

All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon
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The Venerable 1st Earl of Cromer said...

Dr. D:

I certainly agree that the nations of mainly European descent need to recognise that they have similar interests and face smilar dangers.

I also agree that we, peoples of European descent in Western countries, are increasingly looking like a threatened minority in the near future.

As for your comments on discrimination, I would suggest you read Theodore Dalrymple's excellent essay on the subject. Like you, he recognises that some forms of 'discrimination' are rational, and often such snap jugdments are formed for the best of reasons, as nature intended.

I'm personally against apologising for our past, because it's simply a trick; other cultures and civilisations, notably Arab Muslims, have a far more brutal past and much less to show for it in the way of advancement and achievement; however, once people are detached from their own past, they're detached from their own culture and kind, and sadly are anyone's for the taking.

Have you ever read Pat Buchanan's 'Death of the West'?

digitaltoast said...

I have written three blog posts about this incident, and have just received 3 replies from MPs and Euro MPs forwarded to me from other bloggers. If anyone else has a reply from their MP yet, please also forward to me. I will update the page as more information comes in. It also has links to other blogs and youtube videos of MPs defending and supporting the decision.