For some decades now, the UK has long been in the forefront of gradual national suicide by frankly oppressing the British people and celebrating anyone and everyone else, as long as they weren’t, well, of European origin. That is to say, British elites, including the government, have been the leading sacerdotes of the holy dogma of multiculturalism.
But there seems to be a kind of awakening in progress now (one thinks of the Robin Williams movie in this context in which patients, mirabile dictu, come out of their stupor when administered a new drug). None other than the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has stated in a speech on terrorism today that multiculturalism is a failure. He advocated a more pro-British stance in Britain, calling for a stronger national identity and less kowtowing to groups that advocate and perpetrate violence and then hide behind the liberal West’s tolerance of diversity. His exact words: “Frankly, we need a lot less of the passive tolerance of recent years and much more active, muscular liberalism.”
Predictably, his speech was quickly condemned by the many Muslim organizations in the UK. Some Labor Party leaders called Cameron a right-wing extremist (shades of our own Democratic party…). And so Cameron and his Conservatives face an uphill battle: not only will powerful vested interests oppose them at every turn; decades of hyper-liberal British domestic policies have to be reversed if the Conservatives stand any chance of success. (For instance, there is apparently a move afoot to withdraw citizenship lessons from secondary schools…)
I do wish the British lion well, but he’ll have to begin roaring right away and keep it up for 10-20 years. Now that he seems to have recognized that he’s no longer a sheep and that he is allowed to defend himself and his people (indeed, he must!), he may manage it.