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Police seek suspect in venetian blind theft


ZOMG, I can’t stop sniggering. Yes, that’s really what you’re looking at here: a daring daylight venetian blind robbery. Dudley is a suburb of Birmingham, BTW.

If you follow local papers — and you know I do — you can’t help but notice the percentage of crime perpetrated by people who are…not genetically English. (I have to be careful here. An indelicate word, especially on social media, could land me in a world of hurt).

Unlike the US, this country has only seen a major influx of immigration in the last fifty years or so. It was pretty monocultural before that. As you might expect from such a rapid population shift, the integration isn’t going that great. The only way they’re keeping a lid on major discontent is to bring the full weight of the authorities down on anyone who dares to notice.

Hard to see that as an effective long-term solution.


Comment from dissent
Time: October 20, 2016, 9:35 pm

Full weight of the authorities.?!!!!!

My God it sounds like Canada!!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 20, 2016, 9:37 pm

If not going great means the majority want to impose sharia law and to kill you, no, it’s not going great. 🙂

Have you considered adopting one of those refuge “children”? 😀

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 21, 2016, 12:35 am

For your edification and enjoyment…

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 21, 2016, 1:48 am

Read a BBC article about this terrorist that died in prison. No where do they include the fact that he was a muslim terrorist. The omission of info is always a sign that it is a muslim. Who do they think they are fooling?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 21, 2016, 2:04 am

@Ric Fan – “Who do they think they are fooling?” you ask. Your question contains an unproven assertion, namely that they think.

OK, of course they think, but they choose what to think about and they choose not to consider anything that conflicts with their goal, impossible though it may be, of changing human nature.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 21, 2016, 2:33 am

There was a time, when immigrants, generally speaking, were absorbed into the dominant culture within a few generations. This has changed, I think, for several obvious reasons. First immigration is occurring in large batches rather than in a slow steady trickle. This brings in enough of these cultural groups over a short period for them to form ghettos social enclaves. This slows assimilation. Next is the internationalization of entertainment because of satellite tv and the internet, reducing or eliminating the requirement for the immigrants to learn the cultural memes of their new home. Finally, generous government support reduces the financial and social requirement to be accepted by their new location. That is, in the past, if the locals didn’t approve of you or your culture, you would have trouble finding a place to live and a place to work. You had to fit in: or leave.

I think that the conceit of “Western Culture” is being dissolved into a stew of the lowest common denominators – that is, it has become impossible to suggest that some behaviors are bad for society on the theory that all cultures have equal value.

The Supreme Court ruled today that a Florida city’s ban on ritual animal sacrifice violated the religious freedom of the followers of an Afro-Cuban religion in which the sacrifice of animals plays a central role


Comment from dissent555
Time: October 21, 2016, 4:58 am

LOL. Thanks EB.

I expect I’ll be humming that tune for days now.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 21, 2016, 1:35 pm

Ugh. I saw a photo of an urban Paris street littered with goats and sheep with their throats slit. And I’ve see video of thugs chasing terrified cows and sheep with knives in some pali city. I really hate islam and the santeria cults.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: October 21, 2016, 2:08 pm

Some Vegetable has it exactly right. As for the adherents of this Afro-Cuban religion (santeria, maybe?), they can go home to Africa or Cuba and practice their ritual animal sacrifice all they want.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 21, 2016, 10:39 pm

Unlike the US, this country has only seen a major influx of immigration in the last fifty years or so.

I’m not sure that’s really true.

(No, I’m not alluding to the Anglo-Saxons, the Danes, or the Normans.)

But in the 1800s, there was a huge migration of Irish folk to Britain. There’s a reason why one of Glasgow’s football teams is called “Celtic”, has a shamrock emblem, and Catholic fans.

By 1900, there were substantial communities of Italian, Greek, and Yiddish (i.e. east European Jewish) immigrants. (Perhaps mainly in London, which would magnify their apparent size in contemporary fiction.)

The first ethnic Indian MP was elected in 1892, though it was more of a Liberal Party stunt. (He was not an immigrant, and moved back to India where he helped found the Indian Congress Party.)

In 1958-1961, an Indo-British (son of immigrant) cricketer played for England in several Test matches.

The third-string goalkeeper on England’s 1966 World Cup champion team was the son of Swiss immigrants.

John Profumo, MP and Minister, subject of a great 1963 scandal, was of Italian descent (his father claimed to be a Baron in Sardinia).

In 1968, the English national side included a South African immigrant of Indian-Portuguese descent; South Africa cancelled a tour by England because of him.

Syed Kamall, who sought the Conservative nomination for Mayor of London this year, is the son of Guyanese parents who immigrated in the 1950s (themselves descended from Indian immigrants to Guyana).

I would agree that Britain has had higher immigration in the last two generations, but Britain had a lot of immigration before that.

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