Britain: Where Are the Minutemen…Er, Home Guard?
Observing the meltdown of the Anglosphere`s
cultural hearth over the last few years has been a
painful experience, as Britain marches off a cliff
self-inflicted cultural oblivion. The place has an
alarming number of Muslims who
openly declare their intention to
conquer by demographic means and establish a
beachhead sharia-stan in Europe. Yet the British people
are not reacting to the threat.
Don`t Brits understand that in today`s war for
civilization, the people must lead? Perhaps they were
Winston Churchill putting away the appeasement
creature of his day (Neville
Chamberlain) and leading the nation against the
Nazis. But there seems to be no Churchill waiting in the
wings this time. The people must step up to the plate.
In varying degrees, elites of every nation perpetuate
the problem, as they tiptoe around the touchy question
of how much diversity is acceptable. (Hint:
honest sociology reveals that
less is better, because
diversity decreases trust.) Authorities of varying
stripes apparently believe that naming and criticizing
enemies would hurt their
feelings—what kind of leadership is that? One major
drawback to the philosophy of globalist cultural
relativism: the wrong-headed idea that the concept of
enemies is outmoded; there are only people who are
not yet socially included.
In July 2005,
52 persons were killed and many more were injured in
terrorist attacks on London. The killers were
offspring of immigrants, following the jihadist
kill infidels. Yet the BBC in particular wanted to
responsible (Muslims) and the underlying cause (unwise
immigration) even though the horror and carnage were
None of this developing unpleasantness comes as a
surprise, but the accumulation of jaw-dropper news
stories has been concerning. Whatever happened to the
people who stood alone against Nazi fascism in 1940? The
symptoms of devolution have been unsettling to behold:
British history requires a rewrite to include
Muslims, according to Trevor Phillips, head of a new
equality commission. It`s apparently not enough to
history into a cartoonish
diversity fable (Angles and Saxons and
Jutes, oh my). Hostile Muslims now must be
written in as positive characters to satisfy the
nanny-state on steroids, despite the many
Britons killed on their own soil by immigrant
- A political hopeful who made a perfectly
reasonable remark about immigration was forced to
resign. Conservative Nigel Hastilow said he was only
expressing the opinion of his constituents. "When
you ask most people in the Black Country what the
single biggest problem facing the country is, most
say immigration," he wrote. "Many insist: `Enoch
Powell was right.`" (`Rivers
of blood` candidate forced to resign, Times,
Nov 5, 2007)
- No area of cultural tradition is safe from
Britain`s diversity police. According to a recent
report from the Labour Party,
Christmas should be
downgraded in order to increase self-esteem
other religions. Whatever happened to the idea
of the immigrants assimilating to the nation of
their choice? Britain has reversed the most basic
premise of immigration: When in
Rome, do as the Romans do—an aphorism
St. Augustine early in the Christian era.
- The medical professions are often persuaded into
disturbingly PC behavior. A hospital in northwest
burqa-style gown to suit Muslim preferences. In
another instance of fawning to foreigners,
overworked nurses were made to move Muslim
patients` beds toward
Mecca five times daily. One nurse remarked,
"It would be easier to create Muslim-only wards
with every bed facing Mecca than have to deal with
- In a rare naming of the problem, a senior church
official warned that territory claimed by Islamists
for Allah could be unhealthy for non-Muslims.
“Islamic extremists have created `no-go` areas across
Britain where it is too dangerous for non-Muslims to
enter, one of the Church of England`s most senior
bishops warns today.
“The Rt. Rev
Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester and the
Church`s only Asian bishop, says that people of a
different race or faith face physical attack if they
live or work in communities
dominated by a strict Muslim ideology…
Bishop Nazir-Ali, who
was born in Pakistan, gives warning that attempts are
being made to give Britain an increasingly Islamic
character by introducing the call to prayer and wider
use of sharia law, a legal system based on the Koran.
warns of no-go zones for non-Muslims, By
Jonathan Wynne-Jones, Telegraph UK, Jan 6 2008]
For his honesty, Rev.
Nazir-Ali has been condemned by Muslim groups that
demanded he resign. Shadow foreign secretary William
Hague—from the Conservative party! — got weaselly about
the existence of no-go zones in Britain, saying, "I`m
not sure where these no-go areas are, I don`t recognize
that description." (Muslims
call for `no-go` CoE bishop to resign, By
Caroline Gammell, Telegraph, January 7, 2008)
No-go zones are part of the diversity paradise
promised by multiculturalists in actual practice. There
no-go areas in France also, where Muslims attack
outsiders, including police and firemen.
Daniel Pipes notes that these places are called
Sensitive Urban Zones: so polite.
Clearly, no instance of
truth-telling about Islam can be allowed to stand in
the sharia-friendly British Isles.
And so it goes. There are so many examples of British
Melanie Phillips wrote a book titled Londonistan
enumerate the ways that immigration has transformed
Britain for the worse. Policies designed to mollify
Muslims have not turned them into loyal British:
40 percent of Muslims surveyed in 2006 want to live
under Sharia Islamic law in Britain.
However, polling of British people revealed that they
are not happy with their diversified homeland. More than
four-fifths of the public believe that
immigration should be reduced substantially. Another
indication of unhappiness is how many Brits are voting
with their feet:
4,000 per week are trying to leave.
Is it already too late to organize and fight back?
anger is there, but where is the British version of
In any event: thank you, Britain! For providing a
vivid example of what happens when a people surrender to
hostile, invading immigrants regardless of legal status.
The extent of possible
social breakdown would be difficult to imagine
without seeing the nightmare made real.
The lesson to be learned here is, first and foremost,
don`t welcome likely enemies as immigrants. That is,
admitting persons from cultures with values antithetical
to our own—Somalis
Saudis, for example—is a guarantee of trouble.
And yet, the national security dimension of
immigration has been
little discussed by Presidential candidates, even
those hoping to use the border issue to their advantage.
Can America learn from their disastrous course and
not repeat the same insanity? Let us hope so, as we work
for a better result.