Monday, 17 January 2011

Gerard Batten - the application of logic!

"There exists a law, not written down anywhere, but in our hearts; a law which comes to us not be training or custom or reading; not by instruction but by natural intuition: I refer to the law which lays it down that, if our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every methodf of protercting ourself is morally right." which comes to us not by training or custom or reading; a law which has come to us not from theory but from practice; not by instruction but by natural intuition: I refer to the law which lays it down that, if our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right."
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC) Roman Orator and Statesman at the trial of T. Annius Milo in 52 BC

Speaking in the European building that calls itself a 'Parliament, Gerard Batten said:
"The European Union is an undemocratic and incompetent government. It has a political class increasingly detached from its people. When governments become the enemy of their own people, then the people will eventually rebel."
The similarity between the European Union and the Coalition is remarkable, almost a parody of each other - which is not surprising as the Coalition is stuffed with politicians who also hold the same disdain for the people's will, or who have put that disdain to one side for personal gain.

The people will, eventually, rebel - when they come to their senses - and  it is extremely sad for democracy that politicians in neither body realise that their 'Ceausescu moment' cannot be that far distant!


john in cheshire said...

It's been a question that has been nagging me for some time : Is the history taught to children in Italy and Greece as poor as that taught to our children here in England? Because I would have thought if any countries should be able to keep us on the right path, it would be these two countries; given their long and intelligent history. But they also seem to have learned nothing from their past. And in more recent times, all the former socialist countries - don't they even think they should be opposing what the EU is doing; don't they recognise anything similar to the regimes they've just liberated themselves from?

Voyager said...

In what year do you feel Germans should have toppled Adolf Hitler as elected Chancellor of Germany ? 1935 when the Nuremberg Laws were promulgated or 1934 with the Enabling Act ? Or 1936 when re-occupying The Rhineland and hosting The Olympics ?

Or 1938 when Neville Chamberlain refused to back General Beck in toppling him as he had been elected ?

I ask, because it is always posited but never explained when, how, why and Georg Elser tried to kill him with a bomb in 1939 but failed and was executed.

When Cromwell, an MP, and others determined to execute a King for the first time in Europe, they risked damnation and loss of their property and families in failure.

The comfort level with compliance and submission is simply too great to people as cowardly as the modern British. They simply have been rendered docile and had their teeth pulled. Students may show how it is to be done, but so many in the comment columns like to squeal but resent those who act.

It is Actions that expose Weakness, for Actions require Direction and Purpose and most people in Britain have only one purpose - to avoid exposure as inadequate - at their job, in their lives, and - as Citizens

Adam R. said...

WfW, you make a great point about Ceaucescu moments, but if someone does harm to one of your politicians no matter the cause, I imagine they'll blame Tommy Robinson, Nigel Farage or any blogger who holds similar opinions.

On my side of the Atlantic, you heard how the activist media tried to blame Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. Congressman Raul Grijalva, a MEChA member (think Hispanic BNP), hated Gabrielle Giffords and her immigration views and now weeps for her (probably because he didn't get the opportunity to do it himself). I wouldn't be surprised if there is a Loughner styled anarchist in the UK who will do the same thing and have everything play out the same way.

Keep saying what you have to say, no matter what. To hell with the media.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

jic: Interesting question and Proverbs 26:11 probably explains why.

Voyager: I don't believe the British are cowardly as you believe. We are indeed slow to anger, but beware those who do eventually annoy us. However, accept that the people have allowed themselves to be 'cowed' and because of this realisation will probably take longer to sink in.

Adam R: thank you for your comments. Re a UK style Loughner - you may well be right as some of us 'right-wingers' are getting a tad fed up.

I work on the basis that repeat the message often enough and eventually people will listen - the bloody politicians do that and it works for them!

I shall indeed carry on repeating my views!

Budgie said...

I have seen the growing frustration with the big - nanny - politically correct - state, and I understand it. Yet we have so many ways of rebelling, and we don't.

For example we all know the BBC is biased: the EU; global warming etc yet continue to supinely finance it. We can choose not to: just a small sacrifice of convenience. Don't buy a TV licence, and don't watch it - two gains for one.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Budgie: Already put into practice! Another tactic is the word 'why' and 'no' when dealing with bureaucracy - it works wonders!