Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Love for the nation, not hatred for the outsider

As both Der Spiegel and the Telegraph report, the latest of the weekly 'public witness' gatherings in Dresden has grown to over 17,000 people from around 10,000 a few weeks ago. This week they gathered to sing carols, much to the disgust of the State Opera and and the Protestant Church. Germany doesn't quite know how to handle the peaceful convocation against the Islamicisation of German society that draws support from all social classes and which has sprung up in Dresden, a city that actually has a low immigrant population compared with many other cities in Germany. And just so long as they affirm their love of national identity rather than any hatred towards Moslem immigrants they present the German State with an insoluble problem.

Regular readers will know this blog's much repeated caution, that immigration isn't the fault of immigrants. The scale of immigration to the UK is primarily the fault of politicians and the political class, many of whom are no more than well-meaning idiots still blind to the consequences of their actions. As Der Spiegel reports, the governor of Saxony has urged Dresden that Saxons 'should not have walls in their heads and that they should be open and curious about experiencing enrichment'. The Saxon State Opera switched its lights off and displayed the messages 'Open Doors' and 'Human dignity is sacrosanct'. The Protestant bishop of Saxony has accused the carol singers of exploiting Christianity. 

Western liberals have a huge problem with Islam. As Nick Cohen - not normally one of my favoured commentators - writes in Standpoint (Hat Tip Greg Tingey), our liberalism has allowed Birmingham schools to become madrassas and has allowed the mass-abuse of vulnerable teenage girls. Some 'enrichment'. It takes some care and attention to the nuances of creeping Islamicisation to halt its advance. 

If you have fifteen minutes, listen to the first segment of this Woman's Hour podcast. Baroness Cox debates with Sharia law advocate and UK solicitor Aina Khan the principles of applying Sharia law in parallel with UK law. Aina Khan is a sensible, liberal, responsible Muslim trying hard to change UK legal systems to accommodate Islamic practice - under which a widow gets nothing, and male children get everything, when a man dies. She counters by explaining that in Islamic societies this is fair because the son then has the duty of looking after the widowed mother and his sisters. Khan is not evil, not a terrorist, nor is her objective to undermine our traditional society, its laws and way of life - yet that is exactly what she is doing in trying to introduce Sharia to the UK. Liberals who support it seem content to ignore the alien sex discrimination inherent in Sharia.

And this is the debate now in train. Liberals see it as unfair and unjust that Moslems should not be able to re-model European society to reflect their faith - the ordinary people of Germany in convocation on the streets of Dresden, whilst they have no hostility or animus towards Moslems, believe that Islam should not change German national heritage, but adapt to it.   

And as long as love for our nations, and not hatred for the outsider, governs our talk and our writing we can keep this time of change on an even keel. 

With great thanks and appreciation to all readers of Raedwald, I'm now taking a break for a few days. May you all have a very merry Christmas.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Hitchins and Booker in tune

Peter Hitchins and I share the same sort of parents; we are the children of those who were very young adults the last time that we were cursed by war; he writes today in the Mail
It seemed fairly clear to me from her experiences that war had in fact been a miserable affair of fear, hunger, threadbare darned clothes, broken windows and insolent officials. And that was a victory, more or less, though my father (who fought in it) was never sure of that.
If anyone really is trying to punish the Russian people for being patriotic, by debauching the rouble, I cannot imagine anything more irresponsible. It was the destruction of the German mark in 1922, and the wipeout of the middle class that resulted, which led directly to Hitler.

Stupid, ill-informed people nowadays like to compare Mr Putin with Hitler. I warn them and you that, if we succeed in overthrowing Mr Putin by unleashing hyper-inflation in Russia, we may find out what a Russian Hitler is really like. And that a war in Europe is anything but fun.
Quite one of the oddest and most frightening stories of the year has been the ludicrous and persistent misrepresentation in the West of the reason for the tragic shambles unfolding over Russia and Ukraine. This has been presented as wholly the fault of the Russian “dictator” Vladimir Putin, compared by Hillary Clinton and the Prince of Wales to Hitler, for his “annexing” of Crimea and for fomenting the armed uprising in eastern Ukraine. Almost entirely blotted out has been the key part played in triggering this crisis by the remorseless urge of the EU to draw the cradle of Russian identity into its own empire.
As Hitchins points out, Russia has lost 700,000 square miles of valuable territory since 1989. He forebears from mentioning that every square yard was paid for with Russian blood, Russian military dead of 12m making British & Commonwealth and US dead in WWII of 387,000 and 407,000 respectively look like the result of dilettante sparring. And they were the uncles of those of Hitchins and mine generation in Russia. 

If there has been one theme in Raedwald in 2014 it is this; we have more to fear from the idiots, fools, crooks and glory seekers on 'our' side than from those that they vilify. The people of Europe are at last waking to the monstrous threat to peace from the EU, egged on by a particular form of transatlantic stupidity that parrots the word 'appeasement' like a stuck CD.  

2014 also marked the 70th and last-commemorated anniversary of Britain's last great act as a world-player; 6th June 1944. This was the last and perhaps the finest British and Commonwealth led victory (the US, despite what Spielberg may depict, being in the minority and the junior party in the invasion itself). After D-Day, the US became ascendant and our retreat from Empire began. As a victory it was a fitting end to the nation's defiance that had seen our island stand alone against Hitler's fury until the Japanese eventually brought the US into the war more than two years in. That my own father commenced active service on Sword beach at dawn on that day is a matter of some pride for me. 

Hillary and those like her in north America who today are eager for war are perhaps not so much stupid and ill-informed, as Hitchins would have it, as insulated from any family experience of what living under conditions of warfare was like. The US had it easy in WWII. Their war dead were few for such a large nation, and the war made them all rich. They simply have no idea what war is like - they see through the false eyes of Hollywood, not through the experience of living relatives. 

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Friday, 19 December 2014

It IS possible to loathe Luciana Berger in a PC way

Abused Labour MP Luciana Berger is quite right to complain that she is being vilified for being Jewish. Her faith / ethnic background has nothing at all to do with the real reasons why defenders of democracy should loathe everything she represents - as set out on this blog on 7th June 2013
"Labour blow-in Luciana Berger has been in a spat with one of the local councillors in her Liverpool constituency ("They've found me a safe seat in Liverpool? Where's that? Wasn't that where the Beatles came from?") before she's even been able to remember the major street-names.

Berger of course is the poster-girl for the new breed of political class who are driving voters away from the Labour and Tory parties in droves. Like most of her contemporaries, she was privately educated (Haberdasher Aske's) and from a Labour political dynasty. And no, she's never had a proper job or done a single day's proper work in her life. It was student politics, then a bit of expenses-experience with a health quango before Parliament.

She was screwed into one of  Labour's safe Liverpool seats for the 2010 election by the party's London HQ against local opposition. As Wiki records "In the run-up to the General Election, the Liverpool Echo tested Berger with a four-question quiz on Liverpool life and history. She scored two out of four, not knowing who performed Ferry Cross the Mersey and not recognising the name of former Liverpool F.C. manager, Bill Shankly."

It's Berger and her like that that are worth 10,000 votes each to UKIP and the alternative parties; the sickening and nauseating 'jobs for the boys and girls' nepotism by the dying private clubs of the main parties being truly out of favour with voters."
Care with comments please - anti-semitic slurs will be deleted. 

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Enlisting against evil

Today I shall call at the Pakistan High Commission somewhere behind Harrods to sign the Book of Condolence. In recent years we have seen so many children dead from our wars that the number of this particular incident fades against those killed in Iraq from car bombs, or in Afghanistan from western drones, or hacked to death as part of the Sudanese oil war. There are two reasons why this latest event is an outrage against civilisation - the first, that the children were the sole targets of the hell-bound spawn rather than merely collateral casualties and secondly that they represent every facet of civilisation so hated by the evil ones. 

Peshawar is a British army garrison town frozen in the 1950s - think Colchester. The pink sandstone church is in the perpendicular style, the golf course is there, as is a garrison swimming pool and athletics track, and an area assigned as officers' quarters. Or colony, as the Pakistan army now has it. And of course a garrison school, its uniform little changed from the days in which scions of Indian Army officers scratched their names in the brick. This is the Pakistan that has custody of the Nukes, that sends its offspring to universities in the UK and its subalterns to Sandhurst. 

The other Pakistan is a place of dirt-poor villages, rape, incestuous marriages, imams who can neither read nor write, where disabled children born from inbreeding are quietly killed, a place of debt and servitude, of grinding poverty, ignorance and hatred, a place in which twelve year-olds can field-strip an AK74. This is the Pakistan of primitive Islam, of superstition and unenlightened bigotry. Any school teaching more than rote-learning of the Koran is haram. No wonder they shot Malala. No wonder they hate and loathe everything that the Peshawar Public School represents. 

There is more than one war embracing the globe. Whilst the Islamic civil war plays out, there is also the war of primitivism against civilisation, typified by those evil spawn of hell in Pakistan, and by Boku Haram in Nigeria. There is no accommodation with such people; they must be destroyed, like smallpox. 

And every name written in the Books of Condolence at Pakistani embassies and high commissions across the world is a warrior in the fight of civilisation against the evil darkness.    

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

What defence against dysfunctional Muslim nutters?

The Islamic fantasist now thankfully shot dead by Australian police is from the same mould as the two African Muslim nut jobs who killed Drummer Lee Rigby. They had a history of public frustration, run-ins with the police, mostly as a result of delusions of worth; they thought they were special, the societies about them didn't accord them the status they imagined they deserved, and eventually they caused the death of others. I'm sure every police force in the UK has a list of this type of Muslim nutter. They push the boundaries as far as possible - ranting at beat coppers, sending offensive letters or being prats on Twitter - and of course make no secret of who they are or their perverse, deviant world views. They are a breed of threat, in other words, in clear sight - and now they are being encouraged to rise up and slaughter the Kaffir (that's us).

They should not be confused with 'professional' terrorists, who make every effort to be invisible, not to stand out, to hide in the anonymity of mass populations. The Jihadi nutter is exactly that - more likely than not to be suffering from a mental disorder, commonly delusional fantasists. Which doesn't mean they can't use a gun or edged weapon to cause havoc. And unless we introduce internment - and our experience from Operation Demetrius in Northern Ireland from 1971 - 1974 has demonstrated how pointless and counter-productive that was - we must wait until they act before taking them down.

And yes, taking them down is about the only logical and sensible way of dealing with them. They must be shot down like mad dogs. There is no defence against such people - we will have to accept a low level of attritional casualties until they expose themselves and can be lawfully culled.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Labour's alternative planet

The Telegraph scores a neat coup this morning with the publication of Labour's secret anti-UKIP strategy document. Labour's core electoral strategy on immigration - to pretend it doesn't exist - is on a par with anything ever conceived by Monty Python and no doubt the news media will in due course serve us some farcical fare of Labour candidates talking to constituents without ever hearing points they may make about immigration.

What is really telling however is the arcane and alien language in which the document is written. Labour recognises that working class voters feel "that the party has left them behind in pursuit of better-educated, middle-class, white-collar voters". White collar? The last time I heard the distinction made between white collar and blue collar must have been forty years ago, and it must surely be meaningless to anyone under forty, unless 'white collar workers' is some secret new code for workers in the public sector such as police officers and Council officials who wear white uniform shirts. It takes me back to reporters standing outside Transport House and union capi going into Number Ten and suggests that the author doesn't quite inhabit the same planet as the rest of us. 

The same with 'coalfield communities'. Do they actually mean ex-mining areas? There are some lovely bits of Kent sitting on top of unmined coal deposits, so perhaps they mean constituencies with coal under 'em. Or perhaps the coal seams need to be exposed at the surface for these 'coalfield communities' to rub their faces with coal dust and perform clog dances around a capitalist tied to a head wheel? Whoever wrote this stuff needs to change their medication. 

But then Miliband and his cronies do inhabit a different planet to that of the rest of us, as this document clearly demonstrates. I look forward to further pre-election advice from Labour HQ - perhaps on the wearing of flat caps, or on issuing Party whippets to PPCs. This is going to be fun. 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Labour: Party before Democracy

Labour's deeply corrupt fundament is showing again. This is a Party that is quite clear that its priorities are Party first and second, nation and democracy a poor third. Labour's recent sabotage of perfectly fair and reasonable measures to bring the Electoral Quotient within a very broad measure of +/- 5% when just about every developed nation in the world achieves +/- 3% is an utter disgrace, and a reason by itself why no voter who values democracy and freedom should ever again vote for this Party of chiselling, rapacious crooks. There are also some 3m voters on the electoral rolls who shouldn't be, and some 3m missing who should be; the former largely a result of Labour's decision to make voting fraud simpler by introducing a universal postal vote, a measure that benefits the Party greatly, most frauds and crooks in the nation preferring to vote Labour. And they tried hard to stop the introduction of electoral checks that would help prevent impersonation and stolen and false identities, on the grounds that this would deprive the party of votes.

Now of course they are attempting to sabotage Home Rule adjustments for England to place our nation on parity with Scotland, and they are trying to block the moves purely for Party interest, because they would lose Scots Labour votes in the Commons. Shame on Labour, shame on Miliband - that this creepy little fraud puts his nasty corrupt party before the interests of 38,597,137 English voters.