Thursday, September 15, 2011

I Know The Tenth Anniversary...

...of 9/11 has come and gone, but I have two more things to say.  First listen to this excellent radio broadcast from Tarek Fatah, who has a regularly scheduled program on Toronto's Talk Radio 1010.

And after you listen to that, here's a little something to jog your memory of events that took place on or shortly after 9/11:

If you're historically challenged or brainwashed with cultural relativism, the Changing of the Guard takes place daily at Buckingham Palace, the London home of Britain's monarch.

Normally, God Save the Queen (or King, as the case may be), would be played during the Changing of the Guard, but this time they played The Star Spangled Banner. The Queen herself must have approved this breach of protocol, which in and of itself speaks volumes.

What it says is 9/11 was perceived throughout the civilized world not as an attack on America alone. It was an attack on Western Civilization, of which, Great Britain is a keystone, no less than the Great Satan, the U.S.A.

If you know anything about the Middle East, or Muslim areas of the world in general, you will know that the U.S.A has some mighty stiff competition when it comes to maintaining a high placement on the dictators club's "Most Reviled Nations" list.

The Once Great Britain is just as reviled and therefore very competitive, 'cause some (many) people in said Muslim lands just can't move on from the "blame colonialism for everything" mode even though British colonialism was dismantled - in the 1950s and '60s - a half century ago.

And it was dismantled largely via violent coups, counter-coups, and coups to counter the counter-coups, each bringing in a worse dictatorship than the one ousted, in said Muslim and other lands, commonly known as the Third World, during the Cold War. Think of it. That's two generations and a bit of people raised on thuggish dictatorship-controlled media and indoctrination.

Meanwhile, Western Civilization has reached what could well be its highest point (I hope not). Jealousy will get you reviled by the losers. Losers don't tend to be introspective. That's why they are losers. They blame others, instead of examining their own weaknesses and flaws. Kinda like the left in our own societies who are working so hard to destroy us.

And this results in guilt-trips being foisted upon the wrong people instead of the losers working to improve themselves, and that works with nations as well. Look at India, the Jewel in the Crown of the British Empire, which for a very long time after independence in 1948 or whenever it was, which chose the path of socialism for about 40 or 50 years, until they figured out that capitalism works better.

If we can survive the guilt trip being foisted upon us, we'll be okay. If not, shame on us.

For a ray of hope, be sure to read Celestial Junk's September 10th entry, which was noted by Ricochet.

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Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

Said a young Churchill, "India is a geographical term, an abstraction. It is no more a united nation than the Equator."

What can be fairly be said is that Great Britain found a diverse, fractious subcontinent, not a Nation but, as Churchill said, a geographical term. Centuries later, when Britain left, they left a united Indian Nation, with a great societal framework based on the best of British culture, itself the basis of the best of Western Civilization.

Given their state at the beginning of British colonization, and their state at it's end, the Indians ought to be grateful for what Britain achieved in India.

Likewise for all of Britain's former colonies.

To the extent these former colonies have retained these British structures and resisted sliding backwards, they have enormously benefited from Britain's colonization.

September 15, 2011 8:53 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

Another legacy of the British Empire is a common, universal language - English. It's the fastest growing language on the planet with more people learning it as a second language than any other language.

It's also the language of technology, which explains why so many people are striving to master it.

Another thing about the Indian sub-continent: When the Brits arrived large parts of it was still being ruled by the Moghuls. The Brits were far from the first people to build empires, something that leftards and assorted others don't want us to know.

September 16, 2011 10:25 am  

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