Friday, January 30, 2009

21st Century Danegeld

The middle east is a very complex problem, and temperatures run high.
However there can never be any excuse for anti-semitic actions, words, attacks or commentary.
Further, the broadcasters, celebrities and politicians who mask, hide or deny that anti-semitism (as distinct from anti-Israel or pro-Palestine) in rhetoric, signs and behaviour is endemic in the protests and demonstrations on the Middle East, are complicit in the action and, worse, hide the true animus behind much of the protest.
It must be made clear that the British Crown will have no truck with anti-semitism, that the state and its broadcaster will at all times report what happened, not what it wishes had happened, and that those Like Lord Ahmed who claim representation of an opinion and then seek to threaten, bully and bludgeon their way over our historic rights to freedom of expression and speech should be villified privatem et seriatem.
Let people debate the issues, but let the people see who is really on each side, and what they are really saying.
Let us enforce the principles of free speech, with disregard for those who believe that all they have to do is threaten us we will concede rather than stand up for our principles - for if we do not value them why should they?
Let us understand that if we fail to stand up for our way of life, then we invite catastrophe, for by weakly allowing ourselves to be bullied in the interests of multi-culturism / ethnic sensibilities or some bizarre socialist-islamist alliance, we are paying out 21st century Danegeld...
IT IS always a temptation to an armed and agile nation,
To call upon a neighbour and to say:
"We invaded you last night - we are quite prepared to fight,
Unless you pay us cash to go away."

And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!

It is always a temptation to a rich and lazy nation,
To puff and look important and to say:
"Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
We will therefore pay you cash to go away."

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we’ve proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.

It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
For fear they should succumb and go astray,
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
You will find it better policy to say:

"We never pay any one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost,
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that plays it is lost!"


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