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Have you ever wondered if our elites have thought about where their grand plan of a new world order (for lack of a better expression) will end?

Recently, in the Telegraph, lifelong journalist and quasi-conservative Charles Moore asked, ‘Will there always be an England, whatever the origin of its people?’

Mr Moore attended an early St George’s Day dinner, hosted by the Honourable Artillery Company, which is now part of the Territorial Army:

Its St George’s Day dinner (held early this year so as not to clash with Easter) is always a feast of patriotism of the sort which reached its apogee in the last years of Queen Victoria. After dinner, a band tootling under their busbies marches in, and everyone sings Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory until their lungs burst. Men in red bum-freezer military evening dress stand on their chairs, some swaying precariously. Then the proposer of the toast (in this case, myself) speaks, inducing post-prandial somnolence.

Mr Moore’s driver, a gentleman of Bangladeshi parentage who has lived in England all his life, asked him where he was headed after dinner:

I said Sussex. He had never heard of it …

… what is “England’s green and pleasant land” to a man who lives 50 miles from Sussex but has never heard of it? …

Mr Moore goes on to opine on immigration, which, as those who read often about the UK and other Western European countries (e.g. France) will realise, is at incredibly high levels. Meanwhile, we are undergoing a severe contraction in economic growth.  Many people have lost their jobs in the past few years.  Non-managerial employees might have to change their line of work altogether.  Others find that their positions are headed overseas.  The point is that there are many fewer jobs to be had in many fields.

Mr Moore, who lives in the countryside, has an unusual view of things:

You and I want someone to serve us in a bar and clean the hospitals and make cheap clothes. I want someone to drive me across town so that I can make my Colonel Blimp remarks to a friendly audience. Above all, we show, in our obsession with birth control, that we do not want to provide a big enough next generation of people like ourselves. Demographic projections now show Britain overtaking Germany as the largest EU country in 30 years or so …

Yet, cheap clothes are made in the developing world or China for export to our shores.  Also,  British people historically waited tables, chauffeured cars and cleaned hospitals.  That was certainly the case here 20 years ago and only started to disappear over the past decade or so.  Existing wages are stagnating or, in the case of wait staff and cleaners, being cut drastically.  Employment agencies tell working-class Britons that employers only wish to recruit cheaper labour — from Eastern Europe.

He concludes:

Perhaps when I am very old, my grandchildren will ask me what England was. It will be a hard question to answer, but I think I shall tell them that it seemed like a good idea while it lasted, and that it lasted for about 1,000 years.

As one might expect, the post garnered nearly 2,000 comments in a heated debate.  Yet, the same conversation is going on in France, where one intellectual on RMC (Radio Monte Carlo — as broadcast from Paris) recently explained that the French are angry because the elites had ‘never explained or taught’ them why immigration was necessary.  Certainly, when it started ramping up in the late 1990s it seemed appropriate, as socio-political thinkers predicted that more young people would go to university.  Now, years later, we have droves of university graduates chasing fewer jobs.  And one cannot wait with work, which is why graduates have no problem throwing themselves into unpaid internships.  You cannot be on the bottom rung of the career ladder with a huge time gap of no activity.  Furthermore, many young adults see their parents being made redundant with monotonous (and depressing) regularity.

Yet, in many countries in the Western world, the same situation is occuring, including the United States.  And, it’s not just on the job front, but with other irritations as well — recycling and  consumerism, to name two. Before I go back to Mr Moore’s combox, The Slog discusses these in  ‘Recycling: My part in its downfall’ (emphases in bold mine after the introductory paragraph):

Most of the sustainability propaganda doesn’t stack up. Most of your recycling is a waste of time. More could be achieved more quickly and more cheaply by handing the problem back to business – and getting the State out of the equation …

I’m sorry, but if anyone thinks, in such a global environment, that anally putting glass here and plastic there and food in the auto-collapsing recyclable bag every week is truly what the problem is about, then….I give up

Once again, governments and international symposia around the globe have funked the required approach. Just as Helsinki ignored the water shortage time-bomb completely, so too the G20 nations refuse to address the twin causes of our disposal dilemma: blind pursuit of repeat purchase and – closely allied to this – manufacturing quality so poor that everything stops working too quickly – and then has no spares available. Instead – entirely predictably – the spineless folks in charge leave the producers and distributors to get on with their lunacy…and plump instead for yet more anonymous bureaucrats walking up and down with cameras to spy on bin-crime …

However … we could throw less away. Most households don’t recycle – or rather, extend the life – of their possessions – they just chuck them out. Here in our European summer spot, we don’t do that – we don’t use anything wastefully, and we use the bare minimum of recycling services

But you see, we’re not holy at all: I don’t do much of this for ‘ecological reasons’. The aims of all this are (1) to reduce dependence on the State to a bare minimum, (2) to conserve things that really aren’t being sustained – especially water, and (2) to reuse where possible rather than consume. I think a number of State services will shortly disappear – and inflation is coming …

I would like to ensure that those who make, distribute and display could cut their packaging by two-thirds. I would like more people to recycle instead of the State doing it, because the State is run by people on a planet even further away than that occupied by investment bankers. I would like Britain to import less, and I would like electronics manufacturers to make things to last – not be replaced by a newer version within nine months.

Back to Mr Moore’s readers.  A comment from an American, Shoshanna (April 16, 2011, 02:04 AM — page 30), really sums it up and truly encapsulates the situation far better than career journalist Mr Moore did:

When I look at the horrifying devolution and accelerating downward spiral of the United States — which is well along the same ruinous road being taken by Britain, and for many of the same reasons– I am glad of a number of things.

I am glad my parents are dead and didn’t live to see this.

I am glad I’m 53 years old and probably won’t live quite long enough to witness the final destruction of western civilization …

I’m glad I had the opportunity to grow up in a time when people weren’t obsessed with potential risk every time their children when out to play or left the house, and that as a child I was free to ride horses through the hills, or bicycle with friends to go exploring anywhere we liked in the world around us, or go to the movies, or ice skating, or anything else for that matter without having to worry about being kidnapped, molested, or murdered.

I’m glad I traveled the world while the travel experience itself was still a fun adventure rather than a bureaucratically controlled nightmare of intrusive rudeness, physical invasion, and electronic strip search.

I’m glad that I had years in which to hold a positive view of the world as a hopeful place in which anything was possible, rather than a darkening one of increasing limitations and narrowing possibilities as freedom is supplanted by fear, threat, and regulation.

I’m glad my values were formed in a time when it still wasn’t considered a bad thing to have standards and expect people to live up to them, and to be taught that actions had consequences, manners counted, and that one was known by the company he kept.

I’m glad I remember a time when people still came to America because they wanted to become a part of its tapestry, rather than to decry everything it represented and gleefully destroy its fabric, insisting that it be rewoven to their particular demands, in the patterns of whatever they’d left behind …

The United States is imploding, and the England immortalized by Blake and Shakespeare is gone for good– both nations recklessly sold out by those we entrusted with the responsibility of honoring the past, safeguarding the present, and building the future.

I feel for those who are coming of age in this unspeakable mess, and those just finishing their university education, for whom the world should be opening in all sorts of exciting ways. The younger children, and those not yet born, will be so well indoctrinated from an early age they’ll never be aware that there had once been something else. But the older ones, who’ll remember just enough of what came before to be able to make comparisons, will see and experience the worst of what’s ahead, and they’ll have every reason imaginable to be bitter toward those who condemned them to it

Quite frankly, when this unhappy communitarian experiment is nearing its completion, we will have a world full of angry, hungry, jobless people all mixed together in an atmosphere of distrust, violence and cynicism.  The elites will have engineered their own destruction.  People will want to have the families their grandparents did, but that won’t be allowed.  (Jacque Fresco of the Venus Project predicted, ‘Those people won’t want children’.  I wonder.) It is Man’s natural instinct to procreate, to work at something he loves, to own his own property and to worship as he sees fit.  And there will be not only a very human resistance by future generations to a cookie-cutter population but also to the upcoming denial of faith, which I believe is being engineered for those who succeed us.

I cannot see that, in future — even if the United Kingdom, France and the United States are no more — people will put up with such a society.  And there will always be more slaves than masters.

Overall, I believe Mr Moore missed the boat on this subject.  It goes far deeper than cheap clothes, English geography and immigration.

There’s an emergency ahead for the elites, just not yet, and not from Christians.

Happy Mayday.

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