vrijdag 17 februari 2012

A warning from Britain

February 17, 2012
 Jack Kemp

On Thursday night, the Chairman of the newly formed British Freedom Party, Paul Weston, spoke to a group of New Yorkers at an meeting sponsored by Brigitte Gabriel's Act For America organization. Weston also said he came to warn America that what is happening in Britain today could happen in America in the not too distant future.

Five years ago, Mr. Weston was in private business (real estate) with no interest in politics, but seeing the decline in quality of life and cultural institutions in Britain caused him to start writing about these subjects. Weston then came to the conclusion that he could no longer sit on the sidelines as his country faced a "dystopian" future of mass immigration and riots in the street. Quoting Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations, Weston spoke of "The Illusion of Permanency," a belief that things will go on much the same as they always have. This illusion was easy for the native British population to maintain when they were the vast majority on the residents (the word "citizenry" doesn't quite fit here). And this is the attitude taken today by the British Conservative Party which refuses to talk in public, if not in private, about anything being out of sorts in Britain. I'd call it a British version of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" applied to jihadists and a potential sea change in British society and politics.

Mr. Weston spoke of how Tony Blair and his British Labor Party set out to destroy traditional Britain by encouraging mass immigration to ensure a majority that would vote for the Welfare State in perpetuity. Millions of people from around the world were invited to move to Britain. Pamphlets were distributed in Pakistan, for example, urging locals to move to England and go on welfare. And both of these actions were facilitated and were, fed, in part, by post-colonial British guilt. Today, although a native British citizen cannot marry more than one spouse, the United Kingdom pays welfare costs for immigrants with up to four wives and their children.

Read more at: American Thinker