Friday, 26 February 2010

The limits of the State

Don't vent your anger at the death of Khyra Ishaq on the social workers. This seven year old child died weighing the same as the plastic water bottle by the side of your office water cooler, starved by mad and bad parents, but a ward of Labour's Leviathan State.

My anger is reserved for the smug piety of Harriet Harman and Ed Balls and a Labour government that has hastened to destroy all those horizontal ties of family, locality and community in favour of creating a direct vertical tie from the State to each individual. The atomisation, the anomie, the destruction of local institutions and references are the price Labour thinks worthwhile in achieving a society of individuals serving the State. The death of Khyra, the death of Baby Peterand the cruel and unreported deaths of scores or hundreds of little ones are socialism's tariff.

Labour's evil and inhumane dogma has abrogated from parents to the State the powers and duties of parenthood whilst criminalising the legitimate involvement of neighbours and community in family life. The next-door neighbour fears to 'keep an eye' lest they be arrested for voyeurism; the postman needs an enhanced CRB check (at a huge profit to private company ACPO to whom the government have given all rights to public information), the vicar is too busy with his self-interests on a gay-rights website to visit his parishoners, teachers fear even asking questions about their pupils' home lives lest they be branded -ists of some sort and the GP is a Sri Lankan locum who can't even find her way to the surgery without Sat Nav.

So the responsibilities of community leaders, neighbours, extended family and all the rest are vested instead in the State's proxy, the case social worker. Who can be ditched, abandoned and scapegoated in the instances of failure, to demonstrate that it is not the State that failed, or Labour's pernicious destruction of civil society, but some do-gooding ninny.

And when I see the smug grins on Brown's and Harman's faces I imagine them chuckling and back-slapping eachother as Khyra's pathetic little coffin is lowered into the earth, another victory for Socialist dogma.

11 comments:

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Top marks Mr. R.

I nominate this as post of the week.

Who does one send nominations to?

Blue Eyes said...

Damned right R. Thing is, try explaining this to anyone who isn't on the right wing of the Tory party and they just don't understand the point at all. Most people in Britain think that when there is a problem it should be solved by the state. It's depressing.

Letters From A Tory said...

The problem is that, when no-one else is articulating another way of doing things, Labour keep getting away with their distorted view of the world.

Budgie said...

Letters From A Tory said... "The problem is that, when no-one else is articulating another way of doing things, Labour keep getting away with their distorted view of the world."

So when are the Tories going to start?

Jackart said...

They are starting, but lazy right wing Ranters refuse to listen because it doesn't support their Cameron hating priors

Was all that ink spilled by Iain Duncan Smith in vain?

Chris said...

Excoriating stuff R.

Labour's evil and inhumane dogma has abrogated from parents to the State the powers and duties of parenthood whilst criminalising the legitimate involvement of neighbours and community in family life.

Saw the 'biological father' of Khyra Ishaq on the news last night. He was demanding to know where social services had been while his daughter was being abused.

More pertinent: where was _he_?

Budgie said...

Jackart said... The Tories "are starting, but lazy right wing Ranters refuse to listen because it doesn't support their Cameron hating priors"

What a gloriously inept comment, Jackart. Is your "right wing" epithet meant to frighten? Or were you implying Cameron is _not_ right wing? Until the Tories recognise their disconnect from the liberal (in the original meaning) instincts of the majority of British people, he will go nowhere, and deserve to.

Cameron offers nothing:- on Brown's debt and the EU he is complacent, if not deluded; on the surveillance state lukewarm. He will not confront immigration or political correctness. He dithers on social issues, whether self defence or marriage. He is tainted by the AGW hoax, thereby failing to address real pollution. He favours his mates and centralisation.

So Cameron and Osborne will run the economy better than Brown? Well, so does Darling. Apart from that Cameron is Bliar-lite.

Krauser said...

All correct, but not the full story. What do these cases usually have in common?

- Single mothers living with boyfriends.
- Usually on benefits
- Usually the woman has a history of thugfucking

Children are very very rarely abused by biological fathers. It is the victory of the femi-socialist complex that these worthless women feel free to raise bastards on the taxpayers dime and then mess with them.

I see the one who starved her kids is already claiming depression. Would a man get away with a reduced sentence for that? It's not enough to oppose Labour's leviathan state. We have to recognise feminism's role in using that state to cuckold the taxpayer and free the worst impulses of large parts of the female class.

The Great Simpleton said...

Good stuff as always, R.

What Chris said about the father:
".... Who is this man claiming that the Local Authority was irresponsible?

Khyra's father.

And what of HIS responsibility? What of his role as her father? She was starved for MONTHS! Where on earth was HE? He didn't even know that his ex-wife was living (as was his daughter) with a man who he knew from his mosque! Incidentally, this man used to beat poor little Khyra with a stick and pour cold water over her when she searched for food.

So where was her father when all of this was happening? Where was he when his child was literally dying?

ABROAD!!

He had to fly home when he discovered she was dead!

And he dares to take the moral high ground and criticise the perfect strangers who took more interest in his child (by being in the country and visiting the house) than he did himself?"

There's a lot more where that came from, go and have a read;

http://tomisswithlove.blogspot.com/2010/02/who-is-this-man-saying-that-angela.html

English Pensioner said...

What I don't understand is why the case of Khyra Ishaq attracts so much wrath against the social services, who, however you look at it were only indirectly responsible for the death, whilst the case of the Mid-Staffs NHS Trust, which killed some 1200 people by similar neglect and where the officials were responsible, is largely ignored.
I've been blogging about this on my site at http://english-pensioner.blogspot.com/2010/02/mid-staffordshire-nhs-foundation-trust.html. Why has no-one in Staffordshire been prosecuted?

Budgie said...

Well said, Krauser and The Great Simpleton. The serial partners of such a single mother is a case of the fairytale 'wicked step father' (mother) writ large.