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The Tony Blair legacy
26.02.2008. Britain is experiencing the worst "brain drain" of any country as highly qualified professionals settle abroad, an authoritative international study showed yesterday. Record numbers of Britons are leaving - many of them doctors, teachers and engineers - in the biggest exodus for almost 50 years. See article in The Telegraph.
HonestThinking comments: There are of course other factors than just immigration behind the currently ongoing exodus of Britons, but judging from readers' comments to this article, the degradation of British society as a consequence of demographic processes is the one single factor that stands out. Tony Blair apparently set out to dismantle the British nation, and is now well on his way to succeeding.
The Tony Blair legacy
16.02.2008. Excerpts from a recent article in The Asia Times (emphasis added): Violence is oozing through the cracks of European society like pus out of a broken scab. Just when liberal opinion congratulated itself that Europe had forsaken its violent past, the specter of civil violence has the continent terrified. That is the source of the uproar over a February 7 speech by Archbishop Rowan Williams, predicting the inevitable acceptance of Muslim sharia law in Great Britain.
Not since World War II has British opinion been provoked to the present level of outrage. Writing in the Times of London, the editor of the London Spectator, Matthew d'Ancona, quoted former British Conservative parliamentarian Enoch Powell's warning that concessions to alien cultures would cause "rivers of blood" to flow in the streets of England. Times columnist Minette Marin accuses the archbishop of treason. [...]
I had not intended to mention James J Sheehan's silly book on Europe's postwar conversion to pacifism, Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?, the object of many glowing reviews by soft-headed liberals, most recently by Geoffrey Wheatcroft in the February 8 New York Times. Sheehan admires modern Europe for abandoning war; it does not occur to him that Europe also has abandoned being European. Abysmal non-immigrant fertility rates condemn most of Europe's peoples to effective extinction during the next century or two. It deserves a one-word review by Homer Simpson, namely, "Doh." If there are to be no future generations, what soldier will lay down his life for them? The word "demographics" does not appear once in Sheehan's plodding account, which liberal reviewers praised as if it were a roadmap to the millennium.
Sheehan is woefully misguided. Europe may not have war, but it already has violence: its political authorities cringe and scurry and evade and lie in the face of actual or threatened violence by its Muslim communities. If its duly-constituted governments abandon their monopoly of violence to self-appointed religious leaders, the likelihood is that a river of blood will flow, just as Powell warned in 1968.
HonestThinking comments: If anyone deserves to be accused of treason, it is former prime minister Tony Blair who has ensured that the UK for the foreseeable future will have problems so serious it is not at all obvious it will ever recover, not the liberal Archbishop Rowan Williams who has been stupid enough to say in public what any idiot can see for him- or herself, namely that Sharia law is inevitable if the current developments continue.
14.02.2008. White candidates should be barred from standing for Parliament in up to eight constituencies in order to get more black and Asian MPs elected, says a controversial report commissioned by Labour's deputy leader, Harriet Harman.
Positive discrimination is illegal in the UK, but the report concludes that, without a change in the law allowing parties to impose all-black shortlists, it would take more than 75 years for Britain's ethnic make-up to be fairly reflected at Westminster. See article in The Observer.
HonestThinking comments: This story nicely illustrates another inconsistent aspect of the multicultural ideology. The multiculturalists are fond of saying that race and ethnicity are irrelevant; we are all just human beings. Why is it a problem then, if, in free and democratic elections, people choose to vote for white candidates? Why must the various races and ethnic groups have proportional numbers of representatives in parliaments and other democratically elected bodies if race and ethnicity are irrelevant phenomena?
The answer is obvious: race and ethnicity are not at all irrelevant, and never will be.
Another Swedish horror story
07.02.2008. The Swedish Migration Board has demoted — and in practice fired — Asylum Assessment Manager Lennart Eriksson, 51, for voicing support for democracies such as Israel and the USA on his personal website. The Migration Board has not alleged that Eriksson’s personal beliefs have in any way affected the quality of his work, nor is it alleged that he has behaved in any way inappropriately while at work, acknowledging that he manages his website entirely in his own private time. It is for his political beliefs that he is being persecuted. Eriksson is a Conservative. Read the story at Gates of Vienna.
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