Friday, 21 September 2007

The ‘H’ Blocks and Martin McGuinness

Northern Ireland is a place I have always tried to steer clear of. Its sectarian history and violence was appalling. Neither community, on both sides of the sectarian divide, gained anything from the long years of the troubles. Both appeared set in another era, fighting over alien, nonsensical religious and nationalist beliefs, which people outside their tumult could hardly begin or desire to understand. The peace was welcome and surprising and came after many years of hard bargaining. The politicians finally came to the realisation that continuance of ‘the troubles’ was simply a waste of time, resources and lives. The future prosperity of both communities depended on both sides working together and sharing power.
The infamous ‘H’ blocks of the Maze prison became the icon symbol of ‘the troubles’. Here, terrorists and murderers from both sides were imprisoned. The prison is now, thankfully, long since closed with all the prisoners released as part of the peace settlement. It now appears that the site is earmarked to become a 35000-seat sports stadium. Part of the site is also to become some sort of visitor centre commemorating ‘the troubles’. The Unionist side are apparently in uproar, arguing that it will be a shrine to terrorism. The Deputy First Minister, none other than Martin McGuinness said he was "not arguing for any kind of shrine.” He added, “If we want a conflict transformation centre then it has to concentrate on how we resolve conflict”.

So, this new centre will be for the study of conflict? If this is indeed its purpose, Martin McGuinness is absolutely correct to call for it. A 'conflict transformation centre' could be a hub for education and reconciliation. McGuinness displays a maturity, integrity and intelligence few would have thought possible and he should be commended for his attempts at unification and compromise.

Thursday, 20 September 2007


So that annual festival of racism, celebrating black music and culture has occurred again. In keeping with its politically correct ethos it was also broadcast live on BBC television. It had its usual quota of hip hop ‘gangsta’ stars, I use the term ‘stars’ very loosely, and women using sex to advertise themselves and their hopeless music. In fact everything that is wrong with British popular culture and society was encapsulated by this offensive affair.

It is simply unbelievable how a major music awards show like this can blatantly revel in the triumphalism and discrimination of its name and cultural basis. But because the word ‘black’ is used in its title and black culture is rewarded, everything is acceptable. What would the world say of music awards called ‘Music of White Origin’? Offensive and racist!

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Losing It

The Commission for Racial Equality reports that racism; segregation and extremism are all on the rise and could threaten the foundations of the state. Cambridgeshire Police say that they do not have the resources to combat the rise in crime reported as a result of massive immigration. The BBC reports that 1000 people per week are trying to enter the UK through the French port of Cherbourg. The Liberal Democrat Party votes at conference to allow an amnesty for over half a million illegal immigrants. The EU agrees to ease visa requirements with Balkan countries making it easier for their citizens to enter Europe. One can guess where they will go.

Friday, 14 September 2007

The Last Straw

I never thought I would see the day that a Labour Prime Minister (a Labour Prime Minister!!), would welcome Margaret Thatcher to 10 Downing Street. The woman who did more than anyone else to destroy the labour movement and the working classes. The woman who wrecked the industrial manufacturing base of the country, created a service economy dependent on foreign imports, smashed the unions, wasted huge North Sea oil revenues to maintain millions of unemployed, sold off state assets into the ownership of foreign powers, renounced the concept of society, created a social underclass the like of which not seen since the Victorian era, destroyed the regions and ran economics and political policies which favoured her south east power base. The list of her economic failures and vindictive assaults on working people is endless.

The misery she wrought was total and it is an insult to the memory of the people whose sweat and toil built both the country and Labour movement, notwithstanding the present party membership and support. I am not bothered that the Prime Minister is playing politics designed to embarrass and undermine Tory support. It is enough that the Labour government has maintained and developed Tory policies but to hob-nob with the woman who tried to break the Labour Party itself is simply too much to tolerate. This is, I am afraid, the straw that broke the camel’s back!

Thursday, 13 September 2007

9/11 Undiminished

I have read, with increasing frequency, many blogs comparing dictatorial mass murderers: debating who was worse in terms of how many they murdered. These comparisons are completely fatuous. Evaluating leaders and regimes that used death, as a political instrument into some sort of murderous league table is quite incomprehensible. Planned, indiscriminate mass murder is the same whether it is in the industrialised death camps of Nazi occupied Poland; as part of Mao’s cultural revolution; during the deliberate starvation reaped on his people by Stalin or during the communal slaughter in Rwanda. This list is by no means exhaustive but such atrocities, like all acts of mass murder, have many common threads running through them. Perhaps the principal ‘driver’ of all these maniacal acts is that the perpetrators considered their victims to be almost sub-human and not worthy of life.

The grotesque Islamist barbarism of 9/11, demonstrated this complete disregard for human life. The nineteen terrorists, who carried out the attacks on that fateful day, and their considerable support network, cared not about the horror and torment they were to inflict on the victims and their families. Six years on, the shock and horror of the attacks has now faded slowly into memory and familiarity. Seeing those planes hit the twin towers over and over has dulled the senses to what was an unbelievably senseless and vile act; to such a point where many now ‘down-play’ the importance of that day. This is quite wrong. The significance of 9/11 should remain undiminished. The day was a disaster in every sense. Like 4 August 1914 or 6 August 1945 it was a day the world changed, for the world has not been the same since. It signalled the contempt the Islamic world has for Western values and freedoms and alerted the world to the danger and intolerance of radical Islam, the threat of which should be compared to the rise of Nazism in the 1930s. 9/11 was the spark, which began home grown Muslim radicalism and became a siren-call for worldwide Islamic militancy. It forced the realisation that the west has an enemy within who despise their fellow citizens and their beliefs. It made the US lash out, at great cost in life and treasure, like a blindfolded man swinging wildly at an unseen opponent. The subsequent invasion of Iraq certainly fuelled radicalism but Muslim agitation and near excitement to fight the West emerged from 9/11. Its lingering effect would ultimately cause cracks to appear in the western alliance and further deepen the animosity between the West and Islam. 9/11 brought Islamic terror to the West in a way never seen before and has become a portent of the possibility of even worse to come. It made Islamists think that any and all means are feasible, as long as the casualties are maximised. It brought the concept of God, which was beginning to slip from public consciousness; back to the forefront of popular perception. Finally it highlighted the vulnerability of western energy supplies, diversification to which would finance a re-emergent Russian militarism.

This aftermath of 9/11 is not definitive and further more devastating events will no doubt unfurl. The legacy of 9/11 should not be under estimated. It was a pivotal day in modern history. But possibly the greatest consequence of 9/11, Islamic terror and the chaos it ignited is that it has needlessly diverted the world’s attention and resources from immediate and potentially catastrophic problems that threaten the future of the planet.

Monday, 10 September 2007

The King of Comedy - Osama Bin Laden

That dastardly arch criminal, Osama Bin Laden, has now apparently become the King of Comedy. In his latest Internet ‘pod-cast’ he hilariously calls for the American people to abandon democracy and accept Islam. On top of this, he has also dyed his beard in what is surely a most decadent and unislamic act. Has Osama become a ‘Kuffar’, the personification of everything he despises? Anyway, he certainly looks even more like a clown than he did before. No doubt people would pay good money to see such a comedic genius on a stage, standing over a trap door with a noose round his neck.

Friday, 7 September 2007

Scum - Riyadh ul Haq

The Times newspaper reports that nearly half of all mosques in Britain are under the control of an extremist Muslim filth who despise western values. Its leader, Riyadh ul Haq, pictured, regularly calls for his fellow muslims to “shed blood for Allah”. It is notable that he calls for others to act without volunteering himself. The true sign of the coward. I had intended to write a lengthy diatribe on the speeches of this guy, many of which are outlined in the Times, but I really cannot be bothered. This type of story only backs up my post below. Muslims have turned themselves into the enemy within. The only further thing I am going to write on this matter is this: if this halfwit doesn’t like the prosperity, values and freedoms which come with living in a western democracy, he should fuck off back to the Islamic sewer from whence he came. This is not the type of language I care to use, especially in the written word, but I have just about had enough of these people.

Thursday, 6 September 2007

You Next

German police have arrested three Al-Qaeda affiliated Islamic terrorists, plotting to attack American citizens and interests in Germany and Frankfurt airport. If successful, these attacks would have resulted in the large-scale loss of innocent lives. Germany is a country which has consistently voiced opposition to US and British foreign policy, most notably in Iraq. Its presence in Afghanistan is in a non-combat role, where its troops, deployed in the quiet north of the country, are meant to aid reconstruction and are confined to their bases during the hours of darkness. The German state has long been home to a large Muslim Turkish population, who have lived there in safety and prosperity. And yet the country is now the target for hard-line, uncompromising and indiscriminate Islamic terror. Despite Germany consistently cowering in the face of Muslim fundamentalism; trying to avoid dispute with the Islamic religion, it is now confronted with the reality that Islam cannot be bargained with, cannot be reasoned with and cannot be stopped. The cold truth is that the Islamic religion detests everything the western world stands for: its democracy, its libertarianism, its rights for women, its economics, its popular culture and its Judeo-Christian religions. The west has an Islamic enemy within; like a cancer, gnawing away at our civilisation, intent on taking us back 1500 years to the conception of its insipid barbarism. Deep in its philosophy, unless we pray like them, dress like them, eat like them, treat women like them and follow their grotesque prophet: our right to exist ceases. Like the Ottoman Turks with the Armenians and the Nazis with the Jews, we are considered sub-human. Unless we fight Islamism, our fate will be the same.