Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Britons Never Never Shall Be...
The next word in that ancient song was 'slaves' but they're thinking of changing it to fit the New Age. Looking at the upcoming election the old song just doesnt fit in any way. They dont rule the waves and they dont seem very adept at avoiding tyranny and slavery to the state either. We can stand a few thousand miles away and think of all the times in England where us dumb colonials were subjected to that backhanded sneering irony that made Britain the ruler of the world. Oh you foolish Americans, you Bush voters, we understand that you're just not very clever and we will allow for your Western Hemisphere Retardation by treating you like the helpless mental defective we know you are but are too 'polite' to say right to your face. This leaves you standing, enraged, missing the opportunity to think of something equally snidey to say back and unwilling to confirm their opinion that you are an uncultured boor by screaming 'screw you' back at them.
But isnt it nice to be able to look with new eyes at the nation whose language, legal system and culture were the roots of our own and realize...they're as dumb as we are! Maybe even a little bit dumber. Look how things have turned around. Margaret Thatcher, one of the great figures of the last century, a woman who literally saved the UK from economic catastrophe, preceded Ronald Reagan, who essentially did the same thing for the US. But what, in the end, did these giants accomplish? They balanced the welfare state's books, they didnt stop its growth or undermine the assumptions that underlaid its expansion. The idea that everyone could take more out of the system than they put in didnt recede even a tiny bit under either of these two or the beetling nonentities who followed.
Who was more of a wet noodle John Major or Bush 41? Both of them blew the noodle-ometer off the scale as they truckled to every special interest with a campaign contribution in its hand and a greedy gleam in its eye and smiled happy at the growing megastate metastasizing all around them. Meanwhile a new generation was being hatched out from the universities, steeped in the heady broth of utopianism and totally ignorant of logic, economics and their own cultural traditions and stuffed to the gills with politically correct slogans in place of thoughts. This rot proceeded to the point where both countries could be attacked by an enemy who described us in the most vile terms as a bunch of cowardly, atheistic degenerates and howl for our extinction or forcible conversion to the most detestable religion on the planet and our leaders found themselves unable to even mention the name of this hostile ideology or, in the case of the UK, to make illegal any criticism of that ideology in case these rage-filled misogynists are somehow made even madder. In the US a half-wit Senator named Patty Murray took the opportunity, several days after the 9/11 attack murdered several thousand of her fellow countrymen, to inform us that Osama Bin Laden was beloved in Afghanistan because he built so many roads and day care centers. These mysterious day care centers had vanished by the time the coalition forces chased the Taliban from power and were replaced with stories of widows starving to death because they were unable to work or even leave their houses unescorted by a male relative. Watching these so-called 'feminists' truckle to a pack of angry misogynists who consider women to be a form of livestock is part of the grim comedy of political correctness.
The hideous John Major was followed by a toothy reptilian sociopathic liar, Tony Blair, just as the feeble Bush 41 was followed by the nauseating BJ Clinton. Clinton was preparing to dive headfirst into the rocky chasm of socialism but was stopped cold by a crippling defeat in the 1994 mid-term elections, an outburst of sanity on the part of the electorate that has yet to be repeated. Both Clinton and Blair had a conniving reptile intelligence that placed their own political survival above any high-falutin ideals they might have thought they believed in and both continued the low tax rates as they quietly fed the forces who would emerge in a few years to seize power in the name of the megastate.
The leftist Clinton was followed by the liberal and ineffective Bush 43, a man with no agenda other than running the machinery of government, while the leftist Blair was replaced by the incredibly incompetent, even more leftwing leftist Gordon Brown. He looks like Terry Jones of the comedy group Monty Python and his public statements made people wonder if he had hired Monty Python's writing team as his speechwriters. Under Brown the old Blair policy of respecting the sanctity of the Thatcher Tax Rates was abandoned and public spending and promises to do more public spending escalated. The result has been capital flight and rapidly rising deficits.
Meanwhile, across the pond, the American electorate, tired of the buffoonish and lackluster Bush, succumbed to an American Idol political advertising campaign by installing a vapid, glassy-eyed ideologue whose brain had done a Vulcan mind-meld with every bad political and economic idea developed in the foetid swamp of the last fifty years of academic think tanks. He was elected because he was more telegenic than any of his opponents. His voters were the New Generation, clutching their soon-to-be worthless college degrees and yearning for the New Age laid out so lovingly by their professors, deluded independents who were disgusted at the corruption that the megastate-friendly media skillfully portrayed as a solely Republican phenomena, and fulsome blood-sucking parasites of all stripes who licked their lips in the hopes of even bigger payouts. The 'political debate' was vapid and ignored any of the real problems that would have to be dealt with in the near future. The American Idol President promptly handed the keys to the treasury over to a legislature run by a botoxed Marxist multi-millionaire crackpot Granny and a sniveling gay Mormon pathological Uriah Heep-style liar who was notorious for his crooked land deals and put his presidential feet up on his desk dreaming of being the greatest president since Lincoln.
In a few days the UK electorate will go to the polls to decide between three appalling but distinguishable candidates. they have had American style TV debates where moronic reporters ask irrelevant questions and a new dynamic has emerged from that. Brown, representing Labour, has been skunked by the candidate of the usually laughable Liberal Democrat Party's new young candidate Nick Clegg. Clegg is another Obama. He is much more far to the left than even Brown but is skillfully obfuscating and pretending to be ideology-free. The Brits who arent going to vote for the Conservative Party seem to be deserting Labour and running towards this New Hope And Change candidate. Brown is scrambling to hold on to his voters.
But today Brown got in a debate with someone even more formidable than Cameron (the 'Conservative' who in this country would be as conservative as Arlen Spector or Chuck Schumer) or even Clegg; Gillian Duffy of Rochdale, Lancashire. She confronted the miked-up Brown, asking him the questions that the dimwit press had been avoiding. Taxes, deficits, debt, the implosion of the horrible National Health Service and immigration.
Brown retorted to her remark that millions of Eastern Europeans were flocking to Britain and getting on the public assistance rolls by noting that millions of Britons had moved away from the country. So productive tax-paying upscale Britons are replaced by subsidy-sucking, poverty-stricken foreigners and that's OK with Gordon! As Ms. Duffy took this mutt to the cleaners in their ad hoc debate he became more and more irate that someone had the effrontery to raise actual issues and on walking away, still miked, he snarled to an aide, "That was a disaster - they should never have put me with that woman. Whose idea was that? It's just ridiculous...she was just a bigoted woman."
And that, my friends, is who we are to these jerks--a bunch of angry bigots trying to weasel our way out of paying 'our fair share'. Duffy, a lifelong Labour voter was shocked to be described as such and promises not to vote this time but I dont believe her. English people always do what they've always done and a lifelong Labour voter will go to the polls and vote for Labour no matter what that means politically. Americans might jump back and forth between parties but Brits are not that way. Even the charismatic Clegg has a dim chance of an upset that would give him anything like a majority. He hopes to have a key block of votes in Parliament that will make him a king-maker.
Meanwhile the debt grows. The Russians and Iranians run amok. The public employees demand ever higher payouts as services collapse and crime runs rampant. British traditions are vilified by the Marxists who run the education system and more and more Brits check out of the system, retiring or fleeing the country, leaving a dwindling tax base to the crowds of freeloaders and parasites who feed so lustily at the public trough. We're seeing the result of this trend in the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain), who are very visibly going broke now, but France and Britain and indeed all the rest of Europe are not far behind. And California and New York and Illinois and Pennsylvania and...