That something written forty-five years ago, and reproduced by the T in 2005, should be the T's "Most Viewed" today speaks volumes--that so many people should remember it and search for it in the T's archives. I haven't read the speech for some time but each time I do the words convey even more than the time before.
Most of you probably know that Enoch Powell was destroyed by the reaction to his speech--and yet he was honest, forthright and, most important, accurate. The words are a bit old-fashioned but none the worse for that. In fact, they add a strength and seriousness that today's buzzwords would minimize.
Please take some time out of your day and read the speech.
Please note: Powell refers to one of his constituents who speaks of his children having gone to "grammar school." As used in the article the term refers to a mainly scholarship school where the top ten percent of scorers in a special exam are awarded a place in a sort of college prep school. It used to be the way for the working classes to move up and go straight to a white-collar job or higher education, although things have changed somewhat since then, thanks to the Labour party. Ironic, because one of our school's students went on to become Prime Minister.
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Attercliffe Sorry, I can't get the url to print properly. Obviously, you have to leave out everything before http.
Fireball27 This article sounds just like what happened in my old neighborhood. Oakland, California middle 1960's. The part about the old widow being the only white left in her neighborhood is exactly what happened to a once beautiful city. Everyone who could move out did, only those elderly with paid off homes stayed. Every week you would hear of an old couple being beaten and robbed in their own home. Now my old neighborhood is referred to as "the killing zone". We went to the bay area to visit family and my wife would not let me even drive by my old house. People can call me a racist, I'm not, it is just that the destruction of my old hometown was caused by a certain minority. It doesn't matter what minority, or if it was a minority at all, the destruction was and is real. Oakland was beautiful in the 50's and early 60's. Look at it now. Liberals have run the government in the county and city, and certainly turned it into a big mess.
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Attercliffe I missed the following piece when it was in the window for posting approval (may 10, 2013 ), so I'm putting it here.
Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Obamastan
by Melanie Phillips
Fort Hood, Benghazi, the Boston bombings, Iran/Syria, Israel. The pattern is unmistakeable; the danger to America is exponentially increasing; the scandal is deepening into something nearer to a national crisis.
The Obama administration is playing down the Islamist threat to the US and the free world, empowering Islamists at home and abroad, endangering America and betraying its allies -- and covering up its egregious failure to protect the homeland as a result of all the above, while instead blaming America for its own victimisation.
Escaped commieny in a nut shell, FTA: ‘“Every troubling Middle East-Southwest Asia country — Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and now maybe Syria — where the Obama administration made a significant policy push has gone over to Islamists that are now much more hostile to the United States,” the official said.’ Thank you Attercliffe, as you know I am a great fan of Brigitte Gabriel after meeting with her in 2006, she has been ringing the warning bell since being rescued by Israel from her underground hole in Lebanon, sadly once the "Paris" of the ME
On one thing the British liberal class is certain – the hacking to death of a soldier in a Woolwich street yesterday had absolutely nothing to do with religion. The murderers screamed ‘Allahu akhbar’ as they tried to decapitate the soldier (a barbaric hallmark of Islamic terror ), announced proudly that ‘We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you’ and quoted the Koran as religious justification.
But the atrocity, we have been repeatedly told, had nothing to do with religion. Ever since 9/11, the UK and US political and media establishment, along with much if not most of the British security service and increasingly the US security establishment, has repeated this mantra. Killing in the name of Islam is a warped hijacking of the religion, a perversion of the religion, the very antithesis of the religion. But based on the precepts of the religion itself? Good heavens, no.
Escaped commieny I have said from the beginning, this isn't about politics or zero, it is a battle of good vs evil, 1400 yrs of islam trying to prevail. 800 yrs ago Christians were being captured by Moslems and sold into slavery by the thousands. They want to do it again. We need another St John of Matha, a Reagan,or a Thatcher.
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CaptCaveman Listening to Rush and it truly sounds like the administration has decided to go with the Bart (and O.J )Simpson defense...
Linder The beauty of the original Tea Party protests seemed to be the spontaneous rebellion. I wonder if they can ever be replicated. But have to give these people credit for being out there.
Yesterday at 21:33 EST .
Belwhatter This is all wrong - Homeland Security dressed up like the police in a show of force defending the witless IRS agiainst what? A well behaved group of people claiming their First Amendment right to free speech. This is a huge abuse of our tax money as well as an abridgement of our civil right.
Yesterday at 23:53 EST .
Judith If nothing else, this underscores a rogue government, from the head on down, who did NOT have unfortunate circumstances/employees make MISTAKES. These goons, on taxpayer's dimes, were sent to intimidate. And the government is very bold to take this action at this time.
Yesterday at 08:23 EST .
Fireball27 Federal Protective Service Police? Who has ever heard of them? I sure haven't. Lets ask our liberal friends if they have. I bet they haven't either. Looks like another power play by those in charge. Is this something set up by the Bush administration?
21 hours ago .
Fireball27 I looked it up. The Federal Protective Service Police has been around since...1790! It started out as 6 night watchmen that oversaw Federal buildings. Obama moved them from Immigration and Customs to Homeland Security.
21 hours ago .
Magdalene This used to be a neighborhood. Not trailer homes, real, well-built, brick and mortar houses, probably 2000-2500 sq ft, by what I know of the area.
Yesterday at 16:38 EST .
Magdalene Just thought I'd post a couple pictures from Tornado Alley. I didn't take these, but they were in my FaceBook newsfeed and I wanted to share them.
Yesterday at 16:36 EST .
Gerty Only demonstrates how much we need to mourn the losses and pray for the survivors. Thanks for sharing, Miss Magdalene.
Yesterday at 19:58 EST .
Balogreene I grew up in Tornado Alley - The Eastern part (Illinois ). I saw tornadoes, even "big" tornadoes, but nothing like this. I hate to say the power of God, cause He didn't will this. But, our world has many amazing, terrifying things. We must pray for healing for the people, and common-sense for the government.
Yesterday at 20:36 EST .
Linder When we hear this tornado had more power than an atomic bomb it's put into a whole new perspective.
Yesterday at 21:43 EST .
Belwhatter I am so sad for the terrible losses in the heartland and the terrifying experience they have come through. I sincerely hope that trailer homes will be banned outright in tornado alley from this day forward, and that re-construction will see reinforced concrete and/or steel walls and framing. - homes with their backs to the southwest and west for safety's sake. The toll is too much with a stick built house.
Yesterday at 23:58 EST .
Bettijo From GSN Daily’s Homeland Security Insider we learn of plans to place infrared sensors along the entire border of the United States of America. My bet is, by the time they do it, they’ll outline the entire continent of North America, thereby creating one massive ‘prison’ and fulfilling their dreams of a North American Union. Will these devices one day be used to both keep people out, and keep people in? Will this infrared sensor border be our very own Berlin Wall? From GSNews.:
Annie Xango I am so upset. I was just thinking that I had not had my morning email from Kevin Cap Marine..for awhile..but just thought he was busy I had no idea he had passed. RIP and God Bless, Eagles Up..you will be sorely missed.
Wednesday at 00:29 EST .
Escaped commieny scroll down the Faith wall for Ramona's post I have his picture on the Klatch wall if you scroll down pages Ramona sent me the 2 CD's of the Memorial and Lana made a book for Amy and Melissa of the 9 pages from the Main Lobby
Flaming Sword Well , it's about time !! You have been gone toooo long. Take yourself to the woodshed.
Tuesday at 19:18 EST .
Escaped commieny Struan, Cap Marine tried to reach you and your mail was returned. Our Kevin, passed March 15. We had a memorial last month and there are 9 pages of tributes here on the main pages back in March.
Tuesday at 19:22 EST .
Struan Ohhh - trust me, FS. Been there - and more.
Tuesday at 19:22 EST .
Struan My most sincere & heartfelt condolences, EC. "None but the brave."
Cap may have my email but I was unable to respond. He's the best of the Sky Pilots.
Tuesday at 19:27 EST .
Flaming Sword You'd better have been in prison or kidnapped by gypsies. I don't think any sorry excuse less than that is gonna wash, Bucko.
Straitpath Went to a tea party rally at our local IRS building. Only 20 people showed up. A uniform in a police car showed up to tell us to keep it peaceful. He said he is a federal cop. His car said: Police. federal Protection. Homeland Security. Had strange license plates. I mourned anew for my country.
Tuesday at 14:57 EST .
Phooey Has anyone else heard of a Homeland Security Police force?