Like many of my fellow Britons, I watched on in utter disbelief over the weekend as the British state adopted Orwell’s 1984 as their unofficial bible (Hello! Guys, it was a warning, not an instruction manual…). Identitäre Bewegung Österreich leader Martin Sellner and his partner, American YouTuber and conservative journalist Brittany Pettibone, were detained on Friday upon arrival in the United Kingdom. They were handcuffed, separated, their phones confiscated, and sent to detention centres amongst criminals and illegal for 48 hours awaiting deportation. Their crimes? Planning a speech which ‘might cause tension between local communities’ and ‘intending to interview Tommy Robinson, an extremist’.
After nervously laughing at the utter absurdity of being denied entry for ‘intent to interview’, I couldn’t help but feel a deep sense of anger. This anger was and remains motivated by what I can only describe as my mind’s inner injustice detector; a mechanism that almost every Briton possesses, which makes us susceptible to supporting the underdog, amongst other things. But the sheer injustice of the situation facing Britons and their European friends today goes beyond any inherent sense of moral righteousness. For the British state is operating under the grossest of double standards, when on the one hand it fails to adequately monitor the 23,000 Jihadists on our streets, fails to investigate Pakistani rape gangs in a multitude of English towns, fails to prevent 400 ISIS fighters from breaching our supposedly porous borders… YET, succeeds in detaining, interrogating and deporting young, law-abiding European citizens who happen to be Right-Wing activists.
This does give us cause for optimism. One should always judge a person, a group or an entity such as the state by its actions, as opposed to what it says. For instance, the British establishment and its left-wing media cohorts ridicules the ideas of the so-called far-right – AKA patriots concerned about their people and nation – yet is so afraid of these ideas that it feels it must prevent them from being heard by its own people at all costs.
However, this silver lining is no consolation in the present. We must face a very uncomfortable reality, namely that the United Kingdom is a totalitarian police state that imprisons and deports European political activists and imprisons dissidents at home. Of course, you can have different opinions (if you can call them that) within very limited confines. You can vote Labour, Liberal or Conservative, and you can cast your ballot in that great illusion of democracy that was the EU referendum, but the slightest noise against the state’s dystopian multi-ethnic project puts you at risk of feeling the full force of the law – or what they say the law is to suit their own ends. Either way, the outcome remains the same; you, a dissident, imprisoned, hauled before the courts and, if you’re lucky, mysteriously suicided in custody.
Now, belatedly I’d like to draw your attention to the subject matter of this article: Winston Churchill. There are as many different opinions about Churchill as there are people available to hold them, and his legacy has the ability to divide opinion on the far-left and the radical right. However, within the confines of establishment politics (Normieville) it’s safe to say that he’s a rather unifying figure. Winston Churchill, to most people, is a symbol of freedom, the man who stood defiant in the face of Nazi tyranny where those before and around him appeased and stood by. In other words, he protected this Anglo-Saxon notion of freedom, most importantly for the English people themselves.
The liberals and leftists currently occupying the annals of power in England should pause for a moment and ask themselves, what would Winston Churchill have made of their imprisonment of political dissidents and Thought Criminals seeking to exercise their freedoms? Indeed, many of them have probably never stopped to think that Churchill himself would have fallen foul of modern “hate speech” laws! After all, it was Churchill who sought to contest the 1955 General Election under the slogan ‘Keep England White’. Certainly, he would not have thanked them for their disgracefully repressive behaviour of late, and he certainly would not have approved of the multi-ethnic dystopia his successors have built in the name of his victories.
Whatever else one may say about Winston Churchill, he certainly held dear the Anglo-Saxon concept of freedom; freedom of thoughts; freedom of speech; freedom of association and freedom of expression. This includes the freedom to criticise, the freedom to harshly reproach and even, yes, the freedom to grossly offend. That there are hostile communities of Muslims in the UK at all would have offended Churchill, let alone that the state is repressing those it fears may incite them to riot on our streets and harm our citizens. And yes, perhaps it can be said that their opposition to fascism is one commonality with the erstwhile Prime Minister, yet those who the state today deems “fascist” were called ordinary moderates in his.
One certainty is that those who invoke Churchill today to impose their views – the “anti-fascists” and liberals – are charlatans who knowingly misuse the memory of a national treasure. This is a cynical ploy, of course, because they know deep down that the man is turning in his grave as Britain’s freedom seeps down into the cemetery next door. He would have been appalled at what Britain has become today, and the flagrant abuse of its citizens rights, and inevitably he would look back and wonder why on earth we fought at all.