Friday, December 14, 2007

Across the Pond, Fury and Reflection

In the wake of the attempted socialist coup by Gordon Brown, the royal subjects are reacting differently – but there is no acceptance.

This from EU Referendum

It isn't over yet, of course. There is still the ratification, and the Lords could give the government a hard time on the referendum. It will be a pleasure watching them squirm.

In the meantime, we don't need to get (too) emotional. I prefer cold, hard hatred, from the deepest recesses of my soul, combined with a studied contempt for these fools who think they can ignore the lessons of centuries and run rough-shod over us. They have had their fun – the reckoning is to come.

And the fine folk at Brits At Their Best reflect on what could motivate Gordon Brown to take this action:

One reason is that he is a Socialist and Socialism is a global religion. It hates nation states. It wants one allegiance to one global state in which national politicians such as Master Blair can play lofty roles. Socialism is an ignorant religion that ignores the scientific facts of freedom, the essential connection between a people being free and being prosperous, the indisputable link between a people’s safety and education and happiness and their ability to make local decisions about their police and their schools and their livelihoods.

But there is another reason for Brown and Miliband and Blair and Heath and Clarke and Major and Heseltine and all the rest of them to support the creation of the EU and the destruction of Britain, aside from the obvious reason that they do not like Britain much, do not understand or love her history, do not forgive her imperfections and seek to support her real goodness, and do not understand political or economic science, and that reason is this –

They want to be part of the inner circle. They want to be in the circle for exactly the same reason that there are circles of girls and boys in schools and circles of men and women in clubs and at work . They want to feel that they are in a special circle and you and most other people are outside it. They think that they are something because they are in the circle. They think the circle is superb.

To walk out of the circle is frightening and, almost worse, embarrassing. Everyone in the circle will dislike them. Those men who jovially put an arm around them will give them the cold shoulder. The man or woman who leaves the circle finds her very sense of self threatened, if not her job and her lucrative contacts.

Besides, everyone in the circle thinks the same thing. They must be right. The 'cascade of information effect' leads them all over the waterfall in the same boat.

To join in fellowship with others is a good thing, but because it is a human thing it has the possibility of being terrible, even monstrous. That is the inner circle of Europe with its circle of stars. It makes grown men and women want to be part of it – to enjoy its lavish pensions and perks, to feel specially precious, to secretly enjoy their snobbish elitism, and to simultaneously feel self-righteous because they are helping to establish a new world order of high-sounding platitudes. Never mind that it will be a disaster because it ignores political science.

At the Huntsman, there was talk of rebellion and the fate of tyrants. And at the Tap Blog:

My take on these events is equally to feel sickened. To describe my feelings for Gordon Brown as hatred would be to err on the cautious side. I despise him totally. His fate should be appropriate to the treachery he has committed against his own country.

The folks at are trying to get Britons to sign up for a mass rally.

But let’s end the blog review with the Spectator Blog, and their report of this incredible bit of comic irony:

This morning, Gordon Brown told the Commons liaison committee:

"You cannot make decisions and assume that people will simply follow them. Most decisions can only be successful if people are part of the process."

After that, he jetted off to sign the Treaty formerly known as the European constitution having denied people the role in the process that the Labour manifesto had promised them.

For my part, as an unrepentant anglophile, this brings to mind thoughts of the Gun Powder Plot and the papist traitor, Guy Fawkes whose execution for treason against the crown is celebrated as the national holiday of Britain. Alas, it is a holiday sorely in need of update. May I propose a Gordon Brown Day in its stead . . .

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