Monday, 15 August 2011

Another political smokescreen?

Apparently David Cameron is to announce in a speech today yet another 'crack-down', this time on rioters and looters, and Peter McKay in the Mail picks up on this. Setting to one side the fact that, as I have mentioned previously, this is another instance of those who made the hole in the dam now attempting desperately to plug it, Raedwald picks up on another aspect of this with the question whether it is really the primary function of the State to maintain social order and stability.

Returning to McKay's article, he advises that Prime Minister David Cameron and his colleagues are talking up a storm about cracking down on criminals and continues:
"When normal life resumes, we forget the bitter folk at the bottom of the heap who are remote from all public discourse and debate, deaf to both conservative and liberal pieties and antagonistic towards authority, who might kill, burn buildings, steal property and fight the police if the opportunity presents itself."
Is it any wonder that the 'bitter folk at the bottom of the heap' decide to riot and loot when those who are supposed to be their role models practise the same acts, albeit in a slightly different manner? Are not those MPs who looted the public purse still sitting in the House of Commons? If Cameron wishes to instigate zero tolerance for crime, then perhaps he should ensure that the charge of 'one rule for them and one rule for us' can no longer be levied.

Much has been written on the rioters and looters and two posts worthy of being read come from Ana the Imp - otherwise known as Anastasia Fitzgerald-Beaumont - here and here. This young lady (and being one of advanced years, I am able to label her thus without any fear that accusations of being patronising might be levied) is correct when she states that the hostility is one of ethnic fragmentation - a hostility which in my view is one caused by the imposition on our society of muticulturalism, a policy which was, in common with most political policies, not thought through. (As an aside, if Ana is not on your blogroll or reading list - she should be)

Just a thought or two...........


Michael Fowke said...

Has Cameron even noticed that the rioting has stopped now?

Anonymous said...

From Richard North: That is not a threat, not a promise, but simply fact. It is their call, not ours. Theirs is the responsibility, the duty, to solve this problem, or we will have to - and the last time that happened (illustrated) it was not pretty.

Richard shows a picture, presumably from the civil war.

The rot is now so deep, and politicians so mired in it, that it is impossible for them to get us out of it. They cannot do it for several reasons

1. The rot is their creation, and to start cleaning it up would be to admit that they were the cause. That is impossible for any politician. In their eyes they can do no wrong- all they have done is for the good, and in any case, they had no choice. In some instances, there is some truth in it.

2. The problem is so deep - and in the case of the EU lies outside our boundary, that again, it cannot be solved by ordinary political processes.

3. The policy of multiculturalism arose as a consequence of uncontrolled immigration, and not the other way round. Even if immigration is stopped, the problem remains, as many of the people here have no loyalty, liking or ownership of the values and civilisation of the UK. In fact, many are opposed to it for doctrinal reasons.

Which means, as I've stated for years, the only available method is Cromwellian.

cosmic said...

This is a mess which has been constructed over many years by the political establishment for which the party in power is really just the current mask. I think Nu Labour was a bit more than the current mask, it did things with the grain of the political establishment by allowing it to extend its reach.

It's mistake to expect anyone in Cameron's position to do anything substantial. If had any idea of what to do and wanted to, he wouldn't remain in position long. Talk of crack downs and a Czar for dealing with something or other is about what we can expect.

I've got to agree with DP111, the problems are deep and the present political set up is part of it and it can't cause itself to be the solution. E.g,one aspect of mass immigration which has worsened the problems is importing skilled labour over the past ten years, in IT and other areas, which has stopped much of our own talent from being developed. This when the government was bleating about education and encouraging the largely pointless pursuit of degrees.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

MF: Probably not - difficult to see when permanently 'blinkered'.......

DP111: I too have long thought the only way out of this mess is 'Cromwellian' - but we haven't one!

c: Agreed.

kenomeat said...

I'm sorry this is off topic but I have to get it off my chest. Listening to the news, radio phone-ins and interviews with government and shadow ministers about the big increases in train fares, not one of them has mentioned the edict by Brussels that rail passengers must start to meet the full cost of rail improvements. This wilful hiding of the truth is getting beyond a joke. There isn't even any mention on the UKIP web site.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

k: I am beginning to believe UKIP suffers with the same complaint as the Lib/Lab/Con, whose heads most of the time are stuck up their rear orifice.....