Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Reckoning

I should apologise to my regular readers for the long absence. Sometimes other commitments just get in the way. It has been a while since I last did any significant blogging, and quite a lot has happened in between.

Firstly, that appalling government is now out of office at last. I am sad to say that I voted for Blair in 1997, but during the last two or three years of New Labour, I found them little short of terrifying. It is undoubtedly the most authoritarian government we've had since World War 2, and probably since Cromwell.

There is too much to say in one short article, but three things really stand out in my mind about the Labour government.

Immigration policy.
As Home Office whistle-blower Steve Moxon exposed in his excellent book 'The Great Immigration Scandal', and Labour apparachik Andrew Neather later admitted, it was Labour's policy to flood the country with uncontrolled mass immigration, specifically in order to alter the composition of British society, and to destroy traditional British national identity. They wanted to 'render the Right's arguments obsolete, and rub their noses in diversity'. They had to keep this secret from their core white working-class voters - the very people the Labour Party was formed to represent - because they knew that the electorate would never accept such a policy. I don't know about you, but to me, secretly planning to destroy the country's national identity sounds a lot like treason.

The Illegal Wars
The New Labour government launched military invasions of two sovereign countries, Iraq and Afghanistan, without any basis in international law. The reasons we were given for these wars were fabricated, and kept changing over time. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Saddam possessed no weapons of mass destruction. Alastair Campbell fabricated evidence claiming that he did. The distinguished scientist David Kelly knew this, and died mysteriously, almost certainly murdered. Campbell is a war criminal under any meaningful definition, a propaganda minister who is prepared to disseminate lies in order to manufacture a spurious casus belli, provoking a conflict which caused over 100,000 civilian deaths, with countless others maimed, injured or displaced, a war which has provoked Islamic terrorism at home.

Afghanistan is hardly any better, one of the longest and most intractable military quagmires of recent times. And for what? Because Osama bin Laden is hiding there and they make women wear the burka? Why am I not convinced?

Both of these wars were ultimately about global energy security, and us sucking up to the Americans.

Not only did Labour send our troops to war, but kept them deliberately starved of funds and equipment. How many troops have died in Afghanistan for want of a helicopter or some body armour? I heard tell of troops being sent on patrol with only 10-15 rounds on them, in a rifle which holds 30 rounds. This is the way that Labour fights wars, sending troops out on foot with a half-empty gun, while squandering billions on a failed welfare state, increasing government surveillance, and promoting political correctness.

Some say that Labour has a long-standing distrust of the military ever since the planned coup in the late 1970s. When Wilson resigned in office, there was an internal leadership election. In the event James Callaghan won, but one of the candidates was Tony Benn, an ardent Leftist. There was apparently a plot involving Airey Neave, later killed by the IRA, to mount a coup if Benn came to power. Neave himself was a noted WW2 veteran, and this coup would have involved the military. The story is that Labour has had it in for the military ever since. So, Labour, when it returned to office, made sure that the army was kept very far away, very busy, and very starved of resources. That way it could not be a threat to Labour ever again.

Whether or not this is true, it seems clear that the Left does indeed hold the military in deep suspicion and contempt, because the Left, since it had its own internal coup, and Labour moved from being the Party of the Working-class Man, to being the Party of the Middle-class Working Woman, now regards the military as the symbol of everything it hates about 'The Patriarchy'; "Take the toys away from the boys and give peace a chance", chanted the Greenham Common wimin in the 1980s. This culture will have had real effects during cabinet horse-trading; more Chinooks, or more state-funded child-care? Hmmm. What would Harriet Harman do?

We should never have been in those wars in the first place, but it was infinitely worse to go into them without even supporting the troops properly. No wonder Cameron talked about "a breach of the Military Convenant". It was exactly that.

The Deficit
Labour expected to be wiped out at the polls, so it spent the last six months or so in office pursuing a scorched earth policy, deliberately making spending commitments it knew the next government could never honour. On its way out, it then left a sneering note saying "Sorry, there's no money left". Again, deliberately wrecking the country's finances for years to come sounds to me a lot like treason.

I don't have space here to talk about the economic mismanagement during the good years, the crime on the streets, the catastrophe that is the education system, the bloated benefit-dependent underclass, or the systematic attack on men and the family.

It is easy for us to sneer at politicians, but this is far worse than casual pub cynicism. This was a train-wreck of a government. It is difficult to imagine a worse set of outcomes.

It is not enough merely to say good riddance. Half of these people should be in prison for the rest of their lives, and what's more, they know it.

4 comments:

Deansdale said...

Good to see you again :)

Heretic said...

Good to be back.

Slay24/7 said...

Prison? Good Lord no.

There is only one way to deal with traitors; a tall tree and a short drop.

BrusselsLout said...

Damn good article.

I for one am VERY uncomfortable that these Oxbridge thugs making up NuLab could still be in politics, let alone be aspiring to get back into government with an all-new "Next Labour" agenda.

This is real scary shit.

As someone who's been passionately voting Labour from the early 80s until about 10 years ago, I cannot feel at ease until these people are prosecuted and locked up, and Labour disbanded as a political party.

Yet we all know these guys will EVADE prosecution. With the exception of Blair, the question of prosecution won't even come up. And in the case of Blair, he will run rings round any public inquizitor until public interest in the Iraq debacle fades.

But Iraq shrinks somewhat -- substantial though it is -- when it is stood next to the incidious psychological and sociological damage done at home, that Blair initiated and Brown continued during their insufferable terms in office.

Where do we go from here? I for one am doing my best to make as many contributions as I can to Mr. Clegg's freedom site, in the hope that this might one day seal some protection for us in the future. (But I've used a different user name to my usual one because some asshole has stuck it on various phoney sex, dating and swingers clubs websites.)

Welcome back Heretic. Keep up the blogging. (And why not make a video like ManWomanMyth and Angry Harry?)