Tuesday, August 09, 2011

London riots

I don't know all the details of what's going on over in London right now, but suffice it to say, the situation is bad. This may or may not accurately represent the situation, but I think it's an interesting commentary, so I offer it to you.

This is what happens when multiculturalists turn a blind eye to gang culture
The roots of these appalling events are many and tangled, but for the moment let’s just focus on one: the way Britain’s educational establishment has cringed helplessly in the face of a gang culture that rejects every tenet of liberal society. It’s violent, it’s sexist, it’s homophobic and it’s racist. But it is broadly tolerated by many people in the black community, which has lost control of its teenage youths. Those youths scare the wits out of teachers and social workers – and some police officers, too. The threat of physical violence is ever present in many schools, and one can hardly blame individual teachers for recoiling from it. But we should and must blame those schools and education authorities that have made extra space for gang culture in children’s lives because they believe it is an authentic expression of Afro-Caribbean and Asian identity. We are seeing a lot of black faces on our screens tonight; it’s a shame that the spotlight can’t also fall on those white multiculturalists who made this outrage possible.
There's certainly nothing facially nonsensical there.

And, if you've been reading me for any length of time at all, you know what quote is coming next...
The practical result of education in the spirit of The Green Book must be the destruction of the society which accepts it.
C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

The England produced by the changes of the last fifty years, the welfare state and the multicultural cult in the educational system, no longer produces a Sir Charles Napier. I don't see that as a change for the better...
"[Sir Charles Napier] also," says Sir William Napier, "put down the practice of Suttee, which, however was rare in Scinde, by a process extremely characteristic. For judging the real cause of these immolations to be the profits derived by the priests, and hearing of an intended burning, he made it known that he would stop the sacrifice. The priests said it was a religious rite which must not be meddled with, that all nations had customs which should be respected and this was a very sacred one. The general, affecting to be struck with the argument, replied, 'Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom. Prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs." "No Suttee," adds the historian, "took place then or afterwards."

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