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Reader comment on item: Why Was Enoch Powell Condemned as a Racist and Not Charles de Gaulle?

Submitted by myth (Germany), Aug 20, 2013 at 18:18

De Gaulle and Powell share the fear of invasion.

Britain as a nation depended on the USA to resist a possible German invasion in WW2. Parts of the British population sympathized with the Nazi ideology. The Empire was but a burden and a weakness to fight Japan. Britain lost the leadership of the English-speaking world to the USA in cultural terms.

Following an invasion France suffered years of German occupation. The French nation split in three during the occupation. Part of France resisted, part of France actively collaborated. The third group, the majority of the Jews in France were surrendered to be deported and murdered.

The French nation broke under pressure. Its culture proved useless to stop an invasion, resist occupation, let alone liberate the country as a nation.

By analogy to WW2, both politicians are afraid of a Blitz-immigration. Both know from WW2-experience their nation's culture is defenseless when challenged on a large scale. The USA as an immigrant-nation would not come to the rescue of the Old World from immigration.

Religion was no source of good, no source of evil during WW2. Consequently the subject of Islam hides beyond the horizon of De Gaulle and Powell. Both authors' perspective of scale, the numbers of immigration, the focus on outer appearance do fit the WW2 context. The Nazi movement's scale, numbers of followers and its display of symbols and uniforms illustrate the perceived threat.

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