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RE: TERRY'S COMMENTS ON BRITAIN

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Submitted by DANIEL REDMOND (United States), Mar 19, 2008 at 03:41

What has happened to Britain is truly a pitiful spectacle. Having contributed so much toward the evolution of Western civilization as we know it---the Magna Carta, our basic system of jurisprudence---this once powerful empire has been effectively reduced to the status of a rocky little island nation in the North Atlantic with very limited resources and a welfare state mentality that is, in any real terms, unsustainable for any length of time. As Terry pointed out, Britain's present government appears hell-bent on clinging to the socio-economic principles of the very power that lost the Cold War----the former Soviet Union. Can there be a greater level of folly than to adopt the failed values of the enemy you have helped to defeat?

Along with this has come a general loss of nerve and an abandonement of the iron will and inner strength that the British had been so famous for over the past several centuries. The first shocking public display of this phenomenon occurred back in the late summer of 1997 with the death of Princess Diana when all of Britain appeared to have suffered a collective nervous break-down. Granted, Diana was a lovely young woman and her death was tragic, but the national reaction to her fatal car crash was so out of proportion to the event that the rest of the world watched in bewilderment at the histrionics of a population that was so psychologically unhinged by a dead princess. We had to wonder what had become of that 'stiff upper lip' mentality the Brits had been famous for?

To put matters into perspective, consider the following: A century ago there were approximately sixty thousand British citizens, including military personnel, living full time in India, once considered the "jewel in England's crown" of colonies. Those sixty thousand Brits held an iron grip over a nation of---at that time--- some three hundred million inhabitants and they did it through sheer force of will and the prestige of a British authority that had established itself around the globe through organizational ability and, at times, cold brutality. Now this same nation cannot even cope effectively with the minority of Muslim immigrants invading her own shores, as if afraid of giving offence to the invaders. How sad to see such a proud and admired society brought low by the misguided principles of left-wing liberals who insist upon clinging to the moribund ideas of Marx, Lenin and Trotsky.

- DANIEL REDMOND

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