Sunday, 7 August 2011

As third-world rioting again breaks out in Britain on a large scale, it's worth recalling some wisdom from the ages: that of Enoch Powell in his response to the Scarman report.

The Scarman report was the result of an inquiry into the 1981 riots in Brixton. It was one of the milestones on the road to multicultural indulgence, blaming "racial disadavantage" and police racism for the sense of resentment that had built up among the negro population. The report called both for positive discrimination to overcome "racial disadvantage" which was described as an "endemic, ineradicable disease threatening the very survival of our society" and for a new community-based approach to policing.

The community policing suggestion was certainly followed up and it's notable that in interviews and news reports related to this latest outbreak of rioting, almost every sentence seems to contain the word "community".

Of course the use of this word is an implicit acknowledgement of the failure of the mass immigration project. There should be only one community in Britain - the British community. The fact that instead of this simple sense of togetherness, we face a complex patchwork of balkanised factions is the result of the insane demographic engineering experiments our politicians have been conducting in recent decades.

This fact is, of course, never mentioned in the mainstream media. It is considered out of bounds for public discussion. But how many indigenous Europeans riot like this, looting and destroying their own neighbourhoods? The answer is none. These actions could only emerge from a profound sense of alienation. A sense of alienation that deep can have only one source. As Enoch Powell observed of the rioters in his parliamentary response to the Scarman report: they are alienated because they are alien.
Lord Scarman found that what he calls "the black community" was alienated. He found also that the black community suffered a number of disadvantages: in a period and in areas of special difficulties—economic, occupational, environmental—it had more than its fair share. The assumption—it is not argued; it is not even explicitly stated: it is an assumption—is that the black community is alienated because it is disadvantaged. That is a dangerous gap in the reasoning; for it is by no means self-evident, and by no means necessary, that the two facts should be connected as cause and effect.

There is another possible explanation of the alienation. It is that the community, being of that size and composition and in those circumstances, is alien: alienation can be a manifestation of being alien. It can be the self-perception and the being perceived by others as different and distinct; and, in the case of a black community—I notice that we tend now to use the words "ethnic community" or "ethnic minority" in a sense which relates only to colour, for I am not sure that many of the statements made in these debates and in common parlance about ethnic minorities would be applicable to, or accepted 1019 by, the Jewish community—it is a difference which is instantly and mutually visible and which produces mutual coherence or repulsion.


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