Where are the 'manly hearts'?
0 comment Saturday, July 12, 2014 |
The Muses, still with freedom found,
Shall to thy happy coast repair:
Blest isle! with matchless beauty crown'd,
And manly hearts to guard the fair.
- James Thomson, Rule Britannia
According to this story from the Daily Mail, a new cemetery in Nottingham will have all graves aligned with Mecca, the first such cemetery in the UK.
All those buried there are to have their graves facing Mecca, regardless of their religion, by default. All those who fail to specify otherwise will be buried according to Islamic tradition. The guilty party in this decision was Steve Dowling, who holds the title of 'Services Director for Environment and Public Protection' in Nottingham.
To his credit, the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, the Rt. Rev. George Cassidy, criticized the decision, albeit mildly.
In the reader comments following the article, a commenter asks why this policy was adopted in a town with a Moslem population of less than 5%. Good question. Why has so much of the West capitulated to the Mahometans when they still in fact make up a fairly small minority in many places? Why are so many cowed by them, and so willing and eager to adopt the dhimmi posture pre-emptively, as it were?
For another example of such dhimmitude in the UK, here is Ian Blair, the London Metropolitan Police Commissioner,
making the mind-boggling statement that
There is nothing wrong with being an Islamic fundamentalist. . . . Bridges will be built.'
This brain-dead comment was just before the 7/7 attacks in London. And after those attacks? Ian Blair was johnny-on-the-spot, saying that the attacks were not likely to be Islamic terrorists because ' because Islam and terrorism do not go together.'
So even the 7/7 attacks had no educational value for Ian Blair. Now in this story
Police to brief Muslims before terror raids Blair is said to have approved of this crack-brained plan to consult with the 'Muslim community' before any planned raids or arrests of potential terrorists.
Members of the panel will offer their assessment of whether information police have on a suspect is too flimsy and will also consider the consequences on community relations of a raid.
Members will be security vetted and will have to promise not to reveal any intelligence they are shown. They will not have to sign the Official Secrets Act. ''
Does this mean that they will have veto power over any planned arrests or raids? If they have the 'right' to know that members of their 'community' are under suspicion, anybody want to bet that they will warn the targets? I see no reason to believe that they will act as patriotic Englishmen and give up any known terrorists or plotters among them. The record of Moslems as a group (and yes, I am profiling and stereotyping; what of it? It works.) is that they stick together and defend each other. Now if only the rest of us had that cohesiveness and loyalty. Too bad the Moslems' loyalty is to a violent cult and culture.
This story has created a lot of comment and discussion on various blogs, such as LGF, and on the big conservative news forums; there are a few diehards who insist that this plan by the London Police is a clever ruse, a maneuver, a trap, or a 'cunning plan', to quote a famous phrase from a BBC comedy. If only this were just a BBC comedy; unfortunately, it's for real, and actual lives are at stake.
I will publicly admit it, and happily eat crow if I am wrong, and this 'cunning plan' proves to have been a brilliant stratagem which flushes out terrorists, and saves lives. Unfortunately there is little evidence that this is the case. To believe that, I would have to believe the farfetched idea that Ian Blair and all the other PC apparatchiks and dhimmis in the UK are just clever actors, practicing a Western, British variety of taqiyya and kitman (lying and obfuscating), which the Moslems are so practiced at.
This argument that there is really a clever plan at work in these seemingly insane policies sounds suspiciously like the contorted rationalizations of some Bush loyalists, who, whenever he has done inexplicable things, immediately say 'it's strategery', echoing Rush Limbaugh's words, or they say 'he's gaming the system', 'he's a great Texas poker-player' or 'his enemies are misunderestimating him, like he planned' and on and on. They say this every time he seems to be appeasing the 'palestinians' or some other such action.
But usually Occam's razor is the best guide; things are often just what they seem to be. So in the case of the London police looking to trap the terrorists by a ruse, I just don't think that is likely. Judging by the past words and actions of Ian Blair and the rest, I think they are simply true PC believers, or obedient followers.
Which begs the question: why has a nation which was once the dominant force in the world now so easily cowed and dominated by a small minority (3%?) of its population? We could ask the same question of our own country, with our efforts to placate and cater to our minority populations, at the expense of the interests of the great majority, and to the detriment of our country's strength and security.
I ponder these questions, because I want to know if there is a way to reverse the advanced insanity which is abroad in the West now. How did we get here, and how do we find our way back -- or are we too far gone, past the point of no return?
Where are those 'manly hearts to guard the fair'?