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Multiculturalism – Is it as good for our country as we think it is?

I have decided to write this post in light of recent events that unfolded in Woolwich and the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby. I have for a long time been opposed to the full scale multiculturalism that we have adopted in this country as I have stated in my previous posts, I think personally that it harms our economy and is not good for the grand scale of things in this country. Why people see this as being racist I have no idea? I don’t hate these cultures, I just don’t see the place they have in our society, these people we willingly let into our country have an obligation to learn the language, our customs and our way of life and do their best to adapt and to apply it in every day life. Quite frankly if they denounce the way we live and believe that the way they live their lives is superior and that we should adopt their traditions and laws, then they should be shown the door. I would expect the same for any English people that immigrate to live abroad, so why is it frowned upon for people that come to our country? Due to the delicate topic of Islam and Muslims, i’m going to choose my words very careful as to not offend anyone, so if you get offended by what I write in the final edition of this post then you are misunderstanding what i’am saying. I will clear it up now that normal(being the important word) Muslims are good people and pose no threat to the British people. It’s the extremists i’ve got beef with.

The one thing that I don’t understand with these radical extremists (not regular Muslims) is that if they hate the western world and culture so much, then why are they here and living in it? Why don’t they go back to their native land and live under the laws that they believe in? Why do they condemn the way we live our lives, the way we have ALWAYS lived our lives in our country before they were here? I can understand Indian’s and Pakistani people being in this country as we were the ruling sovereignty in their countries for many years, I have no beef with them, same with the Gurkha’s who have actually fought for this country and contributed to our society and are loyal to our Queen.  However, we need to draw the line somewhere. Which is why I feel so strongly about our border controls, we should have a system more like Australia. You need £3000 in your bank account so that you don’t run out of money and end up on benefits straight away and can support yourself and no criminal record. Neither should you have links to any extremist groups in ANY way shape or form and if found to have links whilst in this country, instant deportation. Scrap ECHR and the whole ‘i’m scared to go back to my country’ if there’s a chance we can stamp out extremism in this country then we should take it. All that should matter are the British people that lived here first and their liberties and freedom, not an immigrant who wasn’t born here and has no right to claim they should stay here.

The other thing that got me about these murderer’s in woolwich is what they said? ‘we will never stop fighting you’ well why aren’t they out in Afghanistan fighting the army out there? ‘you will never be safe’ I thought their war was with the British Armed Forces, not the British public? Quite clearly brainwashed by a radical cleric as they quite clearly haven’t thought it through properly and is quite obvious they were driving around in their car for some time before finally spotting a target, and after murdering the soldier waited to become martyr’s to their cause by trying to commit suicide by police, luckily the police showed restraint and only shot to wound.

My only question being, if we know we have extremists in this country, why do we do nothing about it and then complain when something like this happens? We need serious change in this country and we are not going to achieve it with the two main political parties as they are too ‘politically correct’ and worry about offending people too much. We need harsh measures to deal with harsh individuals, I re-iterate that we need to pull out of Europe and scrap the ECHR that dictates that we can’t deport these disgusting people. Look how long it is taking to get rid of Abu Qatada for example? Call me racist, call me what you want, but if you really want to see a change in this country and the war on terror then it is your duty to stand up for what is right and speak your voice! Not try and argue with each other, we need to stand together against this threat which is no longer just an outside interference, this is rooted into our society and we need to root it out. It’s as though these extremists are stuck in The Crusades.

It just seems weird to me that out of all the religions, Islam is the only one that seems to wage war with the rest of the world? There must be something in that Qur’an that can be misinterpreted? For example, you don’t see Christian extremists in a Muslim country saying ‘we need to wipe out eastern culture and their despicable way of life’ you know why? First of all it just wouldn’t happen because it’s fucking ridiculous and second of all they would probably be kicked out of the country maybe even sent to jail in that country? No one would bat an eyelid and I think that is wrong.

I’m not in any way opposed to different cultures to be brought to this country and for us to enjoy them, I just don’t believe in the sheer volume of people coming in, it’s good to have different cultures in our country to get views from every walk of life and I understand there are going to be conflicting opinions and views much like there are amongst our own people, we just need to find where to draw the line that is the point i’m trying to make.

British people in Britain come first. End of.

My condolences to Lee Rigby’s family and friends.

Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent : Should it stay or should it go?

I’m going to start very early on here and disclose to the reader that i’m in favour of Britain’s nuclear deterrent and it has been brought to my attention that like I have stated in one of my earlier posts, should Scotland gain independence from the UK what effects it could have on England? One thing that would go would be the nuclear deterrent as in the form of the Trident missiles on board the Vanguard submarines, why I might hear you ask? Mainly because the four Vanguards the Royal Navy possess are based in Clyde on the West coast of Scotland, and since the Scottish have no wish to have a nuclear deterrent, one can only guess they would be dismantled or even sold off back to America. Purely on the basis that it would cost far too much to relocate/ build a capable station to encompass these four submarines, it just wouldn’t happen in our current fiscal climate. Although we don’t have to worry about Scottish Independence until 2014 it’s coming around a lot faster than you think.

Trident II D-5

We must ensure that we keep Trident for the simple factor that we need the assurance that no foreign aggressors can create a crisis the UK can’t handle. It’s also good for the peace we can administer in the international community, having that kind of deterrent is useful in critical situations where we could potentially be bullied if we didn’t have it. One thing I quickly want to add, we haven’t heard much from the Iranian’s of late other than the supply of chemical weapons to Syria of course, makes you wonder what is going on behind the scenes? I always think it’s the one region to watch out for considering only a few years ago Ahmadinejad declared that ‘Israel needs to wiped from the face of the earth’. Poor old Israel, the Jews never seem to catch a break! Hated on all sides, Hezbollah in the north and Lebanon and the Palestinians in Gaza. Not that I defend Israel as they did displace the Palestinians in the first place.

This is what he thinks of Israel.

Anyway, back to the matter at hand. I want to outline that just because the reason we got the deterrent in the first place has gone, the reason for keeping it is that it’s even more dangerous than it was before. At least in the cold war we knew who the enemy was and who to keep the missiles targeted at and where to have the pointed. Back in 1994 all missiles were de-targetted from Russia, due to the Soviet Union disbanding a few years earlier. Now the system is set so that the Trident missiles can be set and target a potential threat within 15 minutes, not having a specific location to target like back in the cold war.

The political climate is perceived as a lot less hostile in the current day then it once was, I personally think that’s a load of bollocks! Any number of countries still have an underlying threat and could switch at any given time. Even in some of the so called ‘safe’  countries, even UN Security Council members Russia are at risk. It wasn’t even that long ago that Chechen rebels flared up, not on the scale that you once heard about back in the 90’s but the threat is still there. Imagine if Chechen extremists  got their hands on some sort of nuclear material/ weapons? I don’t think for a second that the Russian’s wouldn’t handle it but all it takes is for one missile to be launched or a bomb to be detonated and you have an ever-lasting effect on the world, you only have to look at Yokohama and Nagasaki and imagine it in the ‘modern’ world. I don’t even need to mention the fact that the two Boston bombers are believed to have strong links to Chechnya, that is all you need to know.

Another thing to take into account is the Chinese. They have a foothold in Asia now as they are the biggest economy and driving force in the region. I understand that they are supporters of North Korea and would make it difficult to intervene should the situation escalate from the stage it’s at now. It’s weird how these massive nations continue to prop up these regimes who are clearly trying to instigate problems in the world, you could almost compare it to a child crying for attention, it’s quite pathetic if you think about it!!

India and Pakistan don’t escape this as well as yet again not long ago they were fighting over Kashmir as both lay claim to it and it only takes something major to kick off before they nuke each other and cause irreversible damage and ruin things in the region for years to come. This brings me back to the point of our importance in the EU, as we are the only NPT member other than France in the EU which is why we have the influence we do, and why we are a leading member in NATO as well. Not that we would shy away from our responsibilities within NATO or protecting nations from threat, but we will no longer be the nation they all look to. It’s also a good point to tie in with one of my previous posts of our importance to the US and our hold over Europe, if we were to lose our nuclear programme, it’s debatable the US would see much else we can offer them and would more than likely turn to France for some sort of partnership as they would become the major players in the EU and would have the influence.

Either way, even if we do manage to keep the Trident missiles they will have to be replaced in 2017 as they only have a life of 25-28 years and were made in ’92. So will be looking at a complete overhaul or whether they will even renew it, as we don’t know which government will be in power at the time!!

Where do we go from here?

I shall continue my Trident blog soon!

Film Review

The film i’ve decided to review is probably the best film out this year so far, Django Unchained. I picked this as my first choice to review as it was probably the easiest due the fact is was so good!! I shall start by pointing out that this is Jamie Foxx’s second best film he has made to date. The first still remains and probably always will remain, Ray. That’s not to take anything away from this performance as it was top class and he really filled the boots and made the character his own, I don’t think I could see many other actors in that role doing it quite as good.

Django : Jamie Foxx

Dr Schultz : Christoph Waltz

The supporting cast is well worth a mention, with Christopher Waltz playing Dr Schultz the German Bounty Hunter to great effect and poise, his character and Django compliment each other well, though an unlikely match up they work well together and like the Doctor says ‘the boy is a natural’. The script is well written and the plot develops at a reasonable pace so that even people that lose interest quickly can be held captivated by what’s going on. Also for the film buff like myself there’s enough to take in and keep an eye on.

The travelling Bounty Hunters

A violent shootout breaks out when the tables have turned

The film also gives a great insight into what it was like back in the slave trade days and the life of a plantation slave, and also that there was a hierarchy within the slaves which is something that I was unaware of until watching this film, you really do learn something new everyday!  This is shown through the loyal head house slave Stephen played by none other than Samuel L Jackson who supports the main protagonist Monsieur Calvin Candie brought to life by Leonardo DiCaprio. This character is depicted as being harsh but fair, he blossoms throughout and grows into the main aggressor and thus ensues the chain of events that lead to the end of the film, in true Tarantino style it goes out with a BANG!!

‘Monsieur’ Calvin Candie : Leonardo DiCaprio

Without trying to give too much away I can only say that this stellar cast really makes you feel a part of the action, there is plenty of action to go round and the only downside I can find with the film is that as you all know Tarantino is a blood and gore kind of director, however if anyone knows anything about guns of that era and what shooting someone with one actually looks like, it’s grossly exaggerated and unrealistic.

Stephen : Samuel L Jackson

This being the only hole I can pick in the movie I shall award a very gracious 4.5/5

Definitely worth a watch and I would recommend this film to anyone that would listen! You will not be disappointed.

Political Review

My final topic is the US and Europe.  This is in light of the rather hot and sticky situation to do with the EU referendum in the UK. I personally think we should leave the European Union for a number of reasons, first off why should we pay a membership fee for something we are not a full member of, secondly because are borders are completely open to any EU citizen which is something I feel strongly about and will come back to in a minute, thirdly we are being dragged down by our position that we are in currently, the ‘sitting on the fence’ not quite in not quite out stance that we have adopted. If we finally get out we can begin to establish ourselves as a major power on the world scene again and make Britain, Great Britain again. First off we should rule over our land and set the laws not devolve the power to the European Courts and have a similar system to America where we have a High Court of the land, much like the supreme court. We can set our own laws and can finally scrap ECHR which rapes our country every day. I believe in keeping certain aspects of ECHR obviously common sense dictates that we should keep the rights to a fair trial and not being brutal savages to prisoners etc… however we should do something about immigration straight away. Completely shut our borders as we are full already, anyone who disagrees is blind as to what is going on.

Truth is we should have shut our borders in the 90’s and it would have saved our once great nation from falling to it’s knees. First thing to do would be if a foreign national commits a crime and is convicted of it he or she should be made to serve the sentence in their own country and never be allowed back into our country, thus solving the problem within our prison system where taxpayers are paying to keep foreign nationals in prisons where they are treated very well and are even paid, where is the justice in that? It would also free up a lot of space in prisons and would stop overcrowding and also phase out the electronic tag which was introduced because prisons couldn’t cope with the amount of people being put inside. Next thing to do is stop all work visas and anyone renewing theirs which would free up jobs for British people, making a dent in the unemployment figures. I will continue this topic another time as I feel I could write about it for hours!

I will bring it back to the original topic at hand, will the US and the UK still have so much of a ‘special’ relationship if we leave? I tend to think not if what Barack Obama said is any indication. I personally think we are just a pawn on the international stage as we have a certain influence over Europe. If we leave we no longer serve a purpose of ‘getting your foot in the door’ of Europe and negotiating trade between nations. However I can see some positives, if it will suddenly cost so much more for us to import things from the EU as we will no longer be a member, we can create the jobs here to do it all ourselves and start up industries or improve the ones we have. We could also potentially find new partners in trade? We should also start up manufacturing like we had back in the 80’s, as we were quite the powerhouse back then before everyone went abroad to employ cheap labour but this could be the shunt we need to repair our economy by making our own money as it seems everything that used to be British has been sold off or merged into larger companies. We also need to look at our expenditure on foreign aid, and before you jump all over that I want to just clarify where i’m going with this. We still supply aid to China and India which in the current state of things are two massively booming countries who are more than capable of supporting themselves? Why should we give money to countries that are better off than us? I really do wonder if the people in power know what they are doing and where all the money is going? One of the only downsides I can see is that if we leave the EU, I think Scotland will leave the UK and gain independence which will be a big blow due to the small amount of oil that we have out at sea in the North sea in Scottish waters.

Everyone has their own views on what we should do, but I think as a so called ‘democracy’ if the people want to vote on something, they should be allowed to as we are the people that put governments into power in the first place we should get a say in which way our country is heading.

First Post

Hello! I’m going to get things kicked off (pardon the pun) with the key highlight for me today, my team Arsenal securing a place in the champions league. If i’m completely honest it wasn’t the most thrilling of games but you could really feel the tension just watching it and the nerves of the players showing just how much this meant to them. I’m going to go right out there and say it, if it wasn’t for Spurs then I think we wouldn’t of pushed ourselves to secure it, it shows having a rivalry can really push the limits of what you are capable of. I wish to be graceful in winning by actually taking my hat off to Spurs on what was by far their best attempt at cracking into the top four and easily their best season in the premier league to date. ( I say premier league not league as i’m constantly reminded by spurs fans that they won the league a couple of times back when it was easier to do) However, they could not steal the thunder on the last day of the season and yet again one of the most consistent teams in the world proved why they are, as for the 16th year running secured their place in Europe. Next stop is the transfer window, which I actually for once can say I can’t wait for ( something Arsenal fans can’t usually say) as funds have been freed up due to the Emirates Stadium almost completely paid off and Mr Wenger has a budget of around £70 million it has been quoted, and with the departure of both Manchester clubs and Chelsea’s managers this week, it makes the 2013/14 season the settings for a cracker! If we finally secure a top class striker, a holding midfielder and maybe a defender to replace an uncertain Bacary Sagna, we could well be on the way to gaining 2nd place at the very least and maybe even a hint of a minor trophy like the league cup! I can easily see the old rivalry of Arsenal and Manchester United coming back into play as they face an abyss of unknown territory under David Moyes and where he will take the champions. I shall draw this to a close by yet again congratulating the Arsenal team for holding their nerve and displaying that they are worthy of top class football.