"The sun never sets on the British Empire."
At the height of it's power, that phrase was used to describe the greatness of Britain and the vastness of it's Empire. Today, we are witnessing the sunset of British sovereignty. After the vicious murder of the soldier in a suburb of London by Muslim attackers who promised to never stop killing Brits until they get rid of their government (presumably replacing it with Sharia Law), the response of the British government has been quick and telling.
Two things shape my opinion. One, the British Prime Minister made a statement telling soldiers not to wear their uniforms in public. Just take a minute to think about what that means. In that situation, any normal leader should say, "We condemn this attack, we will not stand for it, and we won't allow it. We promise to keep our people safe here in our own country."
But he didn't say that. Sure he condemned the attack and said they won't stand for it...but he completely left out the part about Britain protecting it's citizens in their streets. In fact, he said the opposite, just not in so many words. By telling soldiers to not wear their uniforms in public, he was basically telling all of Britain that their government was now unable or unwilling to protect them, and that they should take proactive approaches to not become victims; namely, hiding from the enemy.
The other thing that confirms my fears is the story of the Newport shopkeeper who displayed a shirt in his store with the words: "Obey our laws, respect our beliefs...or get out of our country." This man quickly received a visit from the police telling him to remove the shirt from his store or face arrest. Apparently someone told the police that the shirt offended them, and so they forced the man to remove it because it offended racial sensibilities. Which is something since it said absolutely nothing about race whatsoever. Think about it for a second.
"Obey our laws."
Well isn't that what people are supposed to do?
"Respect our beliefs."
Well that could be called tolerance. Don't we live in a tolerant world now? Yet someone was offended at those basic principles of society...and so the police got rid of them.
And those two stories tell you all you need to know about the state of Britain. The government has admitted that it won't or can't protect it's citizens on their very streets and that their laws and beliefs won't be protected either. For almost a thousand years England stood as a sovereign nation, and the British Empire was perhaps the greatest the world has ever seen. But the sun is setting on Britain. And it's being replaced by a crescent moon. In ten years, Britain will be a Muslim country; complete with Sharia Law, women not being allowed to go to school or even leave the house without a male escort, and 12 year olds being married off to 50 year old men who will treat them worse than any animal. Its feckless government and foolish leaders have all but assured it, and it's ignorant populace won't realize it until it's too late. Their liberal policies and political correctness have led to their demise, and it's only a matter of time before the name 'Britain' serves only as a warning to the rest of the Western World. A warning that we would be wise to heed.