Thursday, 12 March 2009

The day the worm turned?

Melanie Reid writing in today's Times:

The people of the town, out on the streets to welcome home the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment, clearly did. Their visceral reaction was to turn on the anti-war protesters. There was, for a few minutes, the remarkable sight of the spirit of peaceful, respectable middle-Britain, in its M&S anorak and its sensible shoes, provoked into physical violence.

The scene was brief, but its resonance huge. You can bet that any clever politician who watched will know they witnessed this unassuming, easygoing society of ours reaching the limits of its tolerance. This was the tipping point; the no-go area; the discourtesy too far. You may hate our policies, and disagree with our wars, the people cried, but do not insult our young men and women in uniform.

14 comments:

Elby the Beserk said...

Indeed. My sentiments as well. I would add - I was and remain, utterly against the Iraq war, and totally supportive of our soldiers there and in Afghanistan. Time our Muslim community started to clean their act up, before they are turned on wholesale - after all, it is their problem, not ours, however much they try to make it so.

And, of course, they can fuck off home if they don't like it here.

malcolm said...

Sorry but I think you're vastly over-optimistic: a tiny scuffle in one provincial town doth not a revolution make... What I saw was a victory for the hegemony of successive adminsitrations, and evidence of just how cowed and ineffectual the English are these days. The plods protected those vermin, and the sizeable crowd made no real effort to brush them aside and lynch the bastards, which would have been a healthy expression of irritation. No police helmets went flying, no plods joined the oppressed populace and helped them duff up the Islamists...

hatfield girl said...

‘making mock of uniforms that guard you while you sleep’. (But it's still iffy to know your Kipling.)

There is to be a parade in Watford to welcome returning troops. The police should stay away. Those who have anything to say can say it directly to the soldiers.

Anonymous said...

I hope the Islamists keep it up. I really do. The more they behave like this, the more apparent it will become to the average Briton that these people are not our friends and are not our compatriots. They are the enemy within.

We have welcomed them to our land, we have rained our money down upon them, we have provided their progeny with opportunities and education far beyond anything they could have gained in their homelands. We have gone far far beyond mere tolerance of their religion and culture and have, in fact, given up many aspects of our own culture for fear of offending them.

Yet all of this is not enough for them. They want more. Not only must we give (and give and give and give. Not only must we slave to pay taxes that support their lifestyles. Not only must we see swathes of our country become foreign to the peoples who have inhabited this land for millennia. Not only must we censor our word, thought and deed for fear of offending them. Not only all of this, now we are told we must think as they do, worship as they do, live as they do or face mass murder.

The British people are becoming sick to the back teeth of Muslims. Let's be honest: they're becoming sick to the back teeth of ungrateful arrogant Pakistani immigrants who see our country as a conquered province to be looted and raped. The mainstream parties must address this or the anger and resentment of the British people will fester and grow until it reaches a point where it is beyond the power of the political classes and their police to control.

(Obviously, the only reason I'm saying this is because I'm an evil racist, etc, etc.)

Blue Eyes said...

But it's still iffy to know your Kipling

Oh, crap, didn't realise it was frowned upon - I quote "the unforgiving minute" line the whole time but I think I get away with it because it was in a Guinness advert...

Anonymous said...

We're not worms; we're people.

And, for those who have forgotten: leave us alone.

Goodnight Vienna said...
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William Gruff said...

There are no 'Br*tish people'. Br*tishness means nothing; one is either English or an alien in England.

Henry Crun said...
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Anonymous said...

@William Gruff

Why are you posting here? Shouldn't you and Oswald be getting beaten up by Jews in Cable Street?

Anonymous said...

@ William Gruff

The post below this one discusses the state of the British armed forces.

Why aren't you commenting in that thread about the non-existence of Britain and the British?

Newmania said...

Well Said Hatfield girl .....ooo it makes me sooo mad

Henry Crun said...

As I have commented elsewhere, should one of these bearded laundry bags come to my town he will need a bloody good proctologist to have his placard surgically removed.

it's either banned or compulsory said...

I expect that the performance in Luton helped boost the turnout for the subsequent parades in Bolton and Derby. I will certainly be out when The Rifles parade here.