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What is the point of blogging?

Multimedia_pics_1386_1_photo_657Why am I still here? As I watched the British prisoners suck down to the murderous pixie who leads Iran, my reasons for political blogging died. Britain’s educationalists, for so long more dangerous than any external enemy, have triumphed. Those young sailors and marines displayed the cultural cringe that must now betray us all. Faced with a deadly enemy, they saw an equally-valid culture as worthy of respect as our own.

They  probably, as one of my readers commented,  "don't know who Nelson was". However, I am sure they know all about Britain’s “wicked” imperial past. They will know everything of her role in the slave trade, save for abolishing it within her empire (only the second country to do so) and then using her navy to suppress it elsewhere. They will not know that the Anti-Slavery Squadron of the navy in which they now serve liberated 160,000 slaves between 1811 and 1867 off the coast of Africa.

They probably don't know the history of people abducted into slavery by Muslim rulers from British ships and English coastal towns. They will know, however, of every time their country has fallen short of the high standards set by Ghana, Nigeria or the Islamic world. They will also know, in their guts, that Islamophobia is a terrible thing, though they will not be able to explain why. Frankly, they will have been so brainwashed that you could stick “ophobia” after anything you liked and they would be automatically unmanned.

Why then should they risk a beating - or even the indignity of being mocked for their resemblance to Mr Bean - for a country they have been taught to despise? A country which suspects anyone who respects its flag of being a fascist?

24_8601150455_l600If (happy fantasy) we could now purge our Ministry of Education, Universities, teacher training colleges and the staff rooms of our bog-standard schools, where could we find the people to replace those we defenestrated disinfiltrated? Generations have been lost to this self-loathing indoctrination. As Show of Hands sing in their song Roots;

We learn to be ashamed before we walk,

Of the way we look and the way we talk

The great public schools now teach to the same National Curriculum and even independent-minded teachers tell pupils not to lose marks by, for example, critiquing the poems from different cultures added to the GCSE English curriculum.

“Yes I know it’s technically poor dear, but there are no marks for saying so.”

Our decline and fall will not even feature the fun and games with which Ancient Rome distracted itself at its end. If you Google for examples, it becomes hard to argue that England is hopelessly decadent. Puritanism is still a powerful negative force and every description of a pleasure, even in the advertisments for spas and resorts, is accompanied by a ritual justification to do with how hard we all work. The English don't feel they deserve pleasure. We are unlikely even to fiddle as London burns.

When our time comes, I fear that as a nation we will submit as meekly to dhimmitude as the 15 submitted in Tehran. Perhaps one day, from the ashes of an Islamic Republic, a new England will rise.

Until then, is there any point in wasting breath, ink or bandwidth?



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Until I started blogging, I felt that I was almost alone in thinking that I was out of time/tune with what passes for current political thought. I know now that I am not, not convinced Cameronian politics is to my taste as it is too interventionist, but it is a start. Nil desperandum.

Daily Referendum

John East Said "destruction wrought by liberal and socialist ideologies on all of our institutions".

I couldn’t agree more John. Could there be a backlash from the 40somethings and their elders trying to win back the nation of their youth? I would like to think that if there is it will happen soon. Left too long the feeling of resentment could cause an over compensation in our nation's desire to return to older values.



John East

We all go through spells like this when we take stock of the near total infiltration and destruction wrought by liberal and socialist ideologies on all of our institutions, but what sustains me is the knowledge that it must eventually fail, and people like you must hang on in there to pick up the pieces. It’s just inconceivable that they will prove to have been correct all along, that a successful society can be build on a bedrock of PC, lies, immorality, hedonism, and debt.

So stand to attention, still that upper lip, and re-enter the fray.

Mr Mad

I know the history of Muslim rulers, and about the Arab pirate ships that attacked coastal towns, and attacked European shipping taking people as slaves, this went on for hundreds of years, but has been written out of history, (the Barbary Coast was notorious for this) by P.C. appolagists, it make's my blood boil.I'm going now my head has just expolded.

jameshigham reasons for political blogging died...

Don't you even think of what I thnk you're thinking of. It is precisely because of this type of thing you must blog.

As to the issue, I hesitate to call it 'spinelessness' so let's call it an induced softness. You might possibly disagree but there was something in the Calvinist ethic and the non-relativism of the Christian ethic.

I knew many of the generation before me who were merely nominally Christian and yet there was an ethic born of the educational system, the family unit and so on and it was as close as we were ever likely to get.

All of this we're seeing now leads me to despair and I know Tony Sharp is of the same opinion.

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