Sunday, November 01, 2009

Mutatis Mutandis

I'm as weary of this thread as anyone, but apropos of earlier posts here, here, and here, below are the salient excerpts from Peter Hitchens' Sunday column for the Daily Mail. Despite the uniquely British or European concerns that Hitchens addresses, the grand liberal project that one of the Labour Party functionaries recently revealed sounds eerily similar to some things happening on this side of the Atlantic, where principled opposition is increasingly being characterized as right-wing lunacy unworthy of respectable citizens.

Hitchens writes:

Once again, one of the biggest stories of the week has been widely ignored by the official political reporters, who are not interested in politics. This is the disclosure, by a New Labour apparatchik, Andrew Neather, of the real purpose of his party’s immigration policy.

The Blairites’ aim was to undermine and get rid of traditional conservative British culture. They really did want to turn Britain into a foreign land.

Mr Neather wrote an article praising immigration because it provided lots of cheap nannies and gardeners for funky Londoners like him. Apparently thinking nobody would notice, he then revealed that there had been ‘a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the UK Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural’.

He recalled coming away from high-level discussions ‘with a clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn’t its main purpose – to rub the Right’s nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date’. . . .

Mass immigration, so vast that Britain would have to adapt to the migrants rather than the other way round, would be very useful in attaining this. You could smear your opposition as ‘racist’ if they dared to resist. . . .

Anthony Blair’s hysterical speech ‘attacking the ‘forces of conservatism’ in September 1999 was a barely coded warning of what was to come. He all but blamed the Tories for murdering Martin Luther King and locking up Nelson Mandela. He specifically praised the curse of multiculturalism.

. . . Mr Blair told the Tories to accept his revolution. They did. And the British people are left without a legitimate voice at Westminster.

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