Friday, December 22, 2006

A Christmas carol for the New Europe

Here follows a short and rather un-PC Christmas carol for the New Europe. This year we have experienced a level of pandering beyond the wildest dreams of the Taleban. Anyone who stands up against this is shouted down as an extremist or racist, but I think there is a basic problem that remains unaddressed. People have responsibilities that go alongside rights. They must live underneath the law that protects them and expect it to be used in their favour and against them according to how they behave.

The hypocrisy and cynical exploitation of their position by both the extreme so-called fringes of the British Muslim community, as well as - if not more so - by the so-called moderate political leadership, is met with a wall of slient acquiescence, or even assistance. The more we buckle to an agenda that runs counter to the national good, the more this agenda is pushed and made more extreme. We have a precedent for what might happen next, but this is different and more insidious. The Nazis lived in Germany, and subverted an entire nation. Now we have a community within a community within a community, subverting firstly their co-religionists, and then entire national agendas, one by one. Where do we think it will end? They are pretty clear about that; they want us to change or die.

First the Saturday People, then the Sunday People. Remember that.

Catholics roasting on an open fire,
Jack Straw's dripping bloody nose,
Yuletide carols causing Muslim ire,
Sharia law they would impose.

Everybody knows in Turkey they will overthrow,
Help to make the region right.
Synagogues with their aisles all aglow,
Jews find it hard to sleep tonight.

They know that Allah's on his way;
He's goaded lots of boys in hoodies on to slay.
And every Muslim child is going to try,
To sit on trains here, blow up and die.

And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-four,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
A very Merry Christmas no more

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