Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Changing England

At Real Clear Politics Cal Thomas has an article about Great Britain that I agree with in it's totality. I never thought I would say it, but there you go. He bemoans the changing demographic of England that is spurred by the emigration of Britons and the arrival of large numbers of intolerant immigrants, immigrants who have no interest in assimilation or religious tolerance.
The figures, making headlines in London newspapers, tell only part of the story. Between June 2005 and June 2006 nearly 200,000 British citizens chose to leave the country for a new life elsewhere. During the same period, at least 574,000 immigrants came to Britain. This number does not include the people who broke the law to get there, or the thousands unknown to the government. Britain's Office of National Statistics reports that middle-class Britons are beginning to move out of towns in southern England that have become home to large numbers of immigrants, thereby altering the character of neighborhoods that have remained unchanged for generations.
I have friends in Great Britain and they tell the same story.
Britons give many reasons for leaving, but their stories share one commonality: life in Britain has become unbearable for them. They fear lawlessness and the threat of more terrorism from a growing Muslim population and the loss of a sense of Britishness, exacerbated by the growing refusal of public schools to teach the history and culture of the nation to the next generation. What it means to be British has been watered down in a plague of political correctness that has swept the country faster than hoof-and-mouth disease. Officials say they do not wish to "offend" others
Being an Anglophile I am very offended by what is going on. These are the fruits of empire, but you don't have to give up without a fight.
British media have carried stories about an Italian immigrant who murdered a schoolteacher and was sentenced to life in prison. He is about to be released after serving just 12 years. The government wants to deport him to Italy, but a combination of British human rights legislation and European Union law are making it impossible to do so. This does not bode well for deporting Islamic terrorists who call for the overthrow of the government and incite young people to acts of violence.
It's one thing to be defeated by a more powerful enemy, but to be the cause of your own destruction by showing tolerance to the intolerant and charity to the unworthy is a bitter epitaph.

I pray there will always be the England I remember, but they must wake up. We need to set an alarm for ourselves for we also seem to be dozing.

Jim Martin

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Michael Linn Jones said...

We have a friend who is native of Liverpool. Her parents live in the U.S. Recently they returned home for a visit and were shocked by what they saw, which is identical to what you report here.

It seems odd to me that a nation should undergo a huge influx of "immigrants" who are xenophobic themselves, but rely upon the age-old guilt trip to further an agenda born in their own cultures.

I'm one of those rare birds who has a love of both Ireland and England...Ireland is going through the same thing, by the way...and lament the fact that socio-suicide is being committed by those who should know better.

When in Rome...make the Romans do as you do. Or else.

5:49:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Martin said...

There's nothing worse than a rude guest. I don't usually kill them, but I will throw them out.

6:21:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

that's what open borders and a massive welfare state will do for you. thank you Ronald reagan.

3:23:00 PM  

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