So the first of the current batch of show trials has achieved the outcome which our totalitarian rulers desired and for which they abandoned centuries old protections in order to achieve. There are at least two more show trials to come, we can expect similar outcomes.
There was, of course, never a chance that the men convicted at the Old Bailey today of the most exploited murder in recent British history, could ever get a fair trial and that was what the state depended on when they brought this case.
Now let me get this straight, it seems John Terry is in trouble because of what he is alleged to have said.
Apparently, there would have been no problem if he had just used the "C" word. What caused the outrage is that he is alleged to have used the "B" word before the "C" word. So, for John Terry it was the "B" word which was the problem. He could have called the "B" chap a "C" and nobody would have batted an eyelid, it was the "B", if he said it, which caused the rumpus.
It seems one can hardly move at the moment without tripping over a hate crime prosecution, usually a thought crime involving the use of prohibited speech. For instance, the Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez (pictured), who now plays for Liverpool, has been banned for eight matches and fined £40,000 ($62,496) for using a word which sounds like 'Negro', to serial hate crimes victim Patrice Evra.
It mattered not that the word which Suarez used does not have any of the connotations which have been imposed upon it in the West when used in his own homeland, where one of the most revered figures in the history of Uruguayan football is Obdulio Varela, captain of the side that won the World Cup in 1950 whose nickname was "El Negro Jefe", meaning the black boss, the word sounded like a racial insult so poor old Suarez had to pay for it.
According to figures just released, despite the government's promise to reduce net immigration into Britain to a somewhat undefined figure of “tens of thousands”, last year in fact saw the highest level of net immigration ever. In total 252,000 more people immigrated into the country than those who emigrated out of it.
Clearly, at this stage the government is not showing any signs of keeping its promise, which, I doubt has come as a huge surprise to most of us.
However, bad as this appears, if one really considers these figures they are actually worse than they seem to be.
As a postscript to August Pointneuf’s excellent article on Liberal democrat candidate Sandy Walkington's deeply bigoted and ignorant comments about Britain, which was posted earlier, I think it is important to make clear that not only are Mr. Walkington’s views flawed and misguided for the reasons which August highlighted so well, but that Walkington's basic premise, that we, the British, are a nation of mongrels is blatantly untrue.
This claim is, of course, made frequently by liberals and multicultural zealots, but it is a lie based on ideological wish fulfillment and pure fantasy exposing a total ignorance of history.
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through...all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero January 3, 106 BC – December 7, 43 BC
Those words, first spoken more that twenty one centuries ago have been quoted often during the ensuing millennia, and are repeated frequently by nationalists in our own time. We need not question their longevity, for they remain as relevant and as apt today as they did when Cicero spoke them in the first century BC. In fact they are words never more pertinent than today, for our modern society has so blurred the line between honour and betrayal, between truth and between lies that traitors can move more freely, can spread their poison more widely and can have a more devastating effect than at almost any previous time in our history.