Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Sir Enoch, posterity salutes you
As England burns, let’s reflect on some of the warnings Enoch Powell provided over forty years ago.
“As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding. Like the Roman, I seem to see "the River Tiber foaming with much blood". That tragic and intractable phenomenon which we watch with horror on the other side of the Atlantic but which there is interwoven with the history and existence of the States itself, is coming upon us here by our own volition and our own neglect. Indeed, it has all but come. In numerical terms, it will be of American proportions long before the end of the century.”
He then gave a picture of what the average Briton would face by the end of the century.
“For reasons which they could not comprehend, and in pursuance of a decision by default, on which they were never consulted, they found themselves made strangers in their own country. They found their wives unable to obtain hospital beds in childbirth, their children unable to obtain school places, their homes and neighbourhoods changed beyond recognition, their plans and prospects for the future defeated; at work they found that employers hesitated to apply to the immigrant worker the standards of discipline and competence required of the native-born worker; they began to hear, as time went by, more and more voices which told them that they were now the unwanted.
"On top of this, they now learn that a one-way privilege is to be established by Act of Parliament; a law which cannot, and is not intended to, operate to protect them or redress their grievances, is to be enacted to give the stranger, the disgruntled and the agent provocateur the power to pillory them for their private actions."
The net effect would be a “total transformation to which there is no parallel in a thousand years of English history”
For this stunning perspicacity and honesty he was threatened with prosecution and hounded out of his Cabinet position. His career was finished. Long-standing friends abandoned him. The ‘conservative’ London Times described his words as ‘an evil speech’ calculated to ‘inflame racial passions’.
Compare what Powell said with the drivel the multi-cult establishment fed us. We all live together happily in a magic kumbaya land. Tell that to the terrified residents of North London and elsewhere.
Fittingly, I’ll leave the final words to the great man himself.
“We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependants, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant descended population. It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre.”