We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Europe: Another day, another Muslim atrocity in Europe. Can those people ever learn from experience? Can they learn the real meaning of multiculturalism, which is that cultures are deeply different and often conflicting?
Remember that Erdogan is not a radical Muslim or a jihadist. He is in fact an ally. But more importantly he is right. In his overconfident bravado he is telling Europe their future. He is only wrong in saying that they must accept these 'immigrants' as the only way to avoid the horror of Sharia at the hands of jihadists. The only logical option for Europe is to reverse the flow of Muslim immigrants. Not stop it or slow it but to reverse it. Politically and socially unpalatable so it will be very difficult to do. So they won't and they will invite the Trojan horse into their midst. Who would have thought it would bs so easy to take Europe? Who will be next? America perhaps?
I think it is useful to understand how this man's speech/prediction was treated when he made it back in 1968. The left/progrssives/globalist of course resorted to name calling. After all there is only one explanation for this kind of xenophobia don'tcha know.
The thing about unrestrained and unwise immigration policy is that it is a perfect trap. By the time a majority of people or policy makers figure out that it was and is an invasion it is too late. After you figure it out the only logical and possible solution (roundup and deport) seems to over the top. so the policy makers compromise (of course) and decide to slow immigration but not stop it. It gets worse perhaps worse enough to actually stop all immigration (if your judges will let you). But it's too late, you now have the enemy within. Will popular opinion now support reversing the immigration? Even if you do that will it only precipitate more attacks? Once you have passed the point of no return on immigration it is impossible to correct the situation without a civil war. I don't think Europe and the UK can make the correct decision on this and thus they will back themselves into a corner with very few options. In the meantime we will be subject to a constant stream of "breaking news".
I was walking in London yesterday not half a mile from the attack when it happened so it is depressing to read not one comment of support or even sadness or sorrow on this page, just ill informed snide criticism.
Thanks to Mike for not caring.
Not sure whether Mike-K is British or from somewhere else but I can reassure him that London is thriving with visitors from all around the world which will continue as usual just as it has in Paris. It is doubtful we will miss Mike-K.
As for Thud, I assume that is the sound of (him/her) thinking. The rest of us Brits do not avoid London despite what he says.
JK Brown seems to think that having a right to self-defence (I assume that means owning a gun) would have stopped someone driving a car into a crowd. Brilliant! Why didn't we think of that?
Does anyone here really think that London or any other British city is as dangerous as US cities? Look at the crime and murder statistics - we are not remotely close. Violent crimes against the person per 100,000 people per year in london are around 25. Washington: 1,200. New York: 600.
Gonewiththewind - thankyou for some worthwhile observations. There is a problem following from large scale immigration that is now embedded, that why I voted for Brexit. It needs dealing with which will be difficult but lets not overstate the size of the problem. I am still safer walking in the Streets of London than, say, Washington or New York.
You are correct that some U.S. cities are more dangerous. But do not forget that in these cities in is mostly gang members killing other gang members and carelessly innocent bystanders and relatives. If you are not a gang member and you avoid that particular part of the city after dark you are safer than most anywhere else in the world. Make no mistake this is still a problem and one we need to deal with but it isn't the general danger to everyone that terrorism is.
Also the terror we see in Europe and in the U.S. iis just the beginning. It will get worse every year and eventually it will encompass WMDs. Make no mistake this is their goal we are merely seeing the early stages and trying to tell each other that "this isn't that bad. It's worse over there, right?".
Brexit isn't going to change a thing for the UK when it comes to muhammedan violence.
There are too many of them in the country already, a lot of them with British passports thanks to age old rules about citizens of the former empire being allowed in at all times and given passports if they want them without so much as a background check.
And then there's the tens of thousands a week that France is going to push through the Channel Tunnel the moment the EU treaties about not allowing migrants to ask for asylum except in the country of initial entry into the EU no longer apply to the UK...
Unless Europe as a whole embraces the idea that ALL migrants from muhammedan countries need to be vetted and have their applications processed in a muhammedan country, and ALL people with dual citizenship lose that the moment they're convicted of any crime and are then evicted forcibly, the islamisation of Europe will continue apace, and even speed up as they're outbreeding us by a wide margin as well as bringing more in from abroad.