There’s been much speculation lately concerning the fortitude and the future of Great Britain. Comparing six recent British actions to the words of two Giants of the 20th century leave me securely in the camp of “England’s in really Big trouble.”
1 – Earlier this month the Iranian Navy captured an English vessel in Iraqi waters taking 15 Royal Marines hostage without a shot being fired. England’s response can be summed up in three words, negotiate, apologize and surrender.
Churchill – One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
2- The English government is considering forcing all adoptive agencies to place children with homosexual couples including Catholic adoption agencies.
“Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it.” – Chesterton’s Autobiography, 1937
“There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.” – ILN, 1/13/06 (Chesterton)
“Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God.” – Christendom in Dublin, 1933(Chesterton)
3 – England has ceased teaching the Holocaust because it might offend Muslim students.
Churchill – “Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.”
“The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.” – ILN, 9/7/29(Chesterton)
4- Only 10 percent of Britons attend church weekly, according to a recent study.
“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.” – Chapter 5, What’s Wrong With The World, 1910 Chesterton
5- Demographics – England (as well as most of Europe) is in a headlong demographic drive toward oblivion while Islam is the fastest growing religion in Europe, spurred by immigration and high fertility rates. The continent’s current Muslim population of 20 million will likely double by 2025 making them a formidable political and cultural threat to a sleeping Britain.
This is the age in which thin and theoretic minorities can cover and conquer unconscious and untheoretic majorities.” – ILN, 12/20/19 Chesterton
“You can’t have the family farm without the family.” – Tales of the Long Bo, Chesteron.
6 – Private Johnson Beharry of England won the Victoria Cross for valiant action that saved the lives of countless soldiers in Iraq. The BBC announced that they would produce a television movie but dropped it by saying the story was “too positive” about the War in Iraq.
“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – ILN, 1/14/11 Chesterton
Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense”-Churchill