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Rotherham, England

August 27th, 2014 - 4:42 pm

My mother remembers how in late 1944 grandpa heard a knock on the door in their apartment in Japanese occupied Manila.  Since he was active in the underground, gramps cautiously peered out and was relieved to see that it was only his compadre.  He hastened to open the door only to see in the shadows beyond his gibbering compadre the dread figures of the Japanese kempeitai. By then it was too late to run and for the next three days, mom and the rest of the family waited at home in despair, knowing he almost certainly never return. But on the fourth day, to their surprise and delight, gramps (then aged 52) staggered back home battered but whole with an extraordinary story.

He had been brought to Fort Santiago and once the preliminaries were over, taken to a chamber where he was hung upside down and beaten with oar handles and burned with cigarette butts.  There is a Japanese phrase for “we have ways of making you talk”.  From that upside down view of the world he glimpsed other prisoners like Hans Menzi, later to be owner of the Manila Bulletin, scuttling past the corridor outside carrying buckets of ordure under the direction of the Japanese jailers.

Then an unexpected figure looked through the gap.  It was his pre-war Japanese mining engineer friend wearing the uniform of a full colonel in Japanese intelligence.  ”Ramon, the colonel said, ‘what are you doing here?’”  Since the Kempeitai had nothing definite yet, the colonel could pull strings and sprang him from the darkest dungeon in wartime Manila. Gramps went on to fight Japanese stragglers in the battle of Manila. The compadre survived, though gramps never spoke to him again. That unnamed Japanese colonel almost certainly died in the inferno which engulfed Luzon. Grandpa died many years later, one day short of 99, with my mother and I at his side.

The old family story came to mind reading the New York Times account of a modern betrayal: ‘Betrayal of Yazidis Stokes Iraqi Fears of Return to 2006 Sectarian Horrors’. The core of the article is a story of how one Yazidi family was betrayed by their closest family friend, an Arab, Mr. Mare.

The men had helped one another over the years: Mr. Mare brought supplies to Mr. Habash’s community in the years after the American invasion, when travel outside their northern enclave was too dangerous for Yazidis. Mr. Mare bought tomatoes and watermelon from Mr. Habash’s farm and sometimes borrowed money.

But his friend’s assurances did not sit right with Mr. Habash. That night, he gathered his family and fled. Soon afterward, he said, he found out that Mr. Mare had joined the militants and was helping them hunt down Yazidi families.

There’s a moral here, but the most appropriate is probably that the more things change, they more they remain the same, allowing for differences in costume between the Kempeitai and ISIS. It has ever been thus. It’s the guys you trust who can betray you. The enemy will fight you, but you know that already.

Betrayal was in the news again today, when Britain was rocked by allegations that the entire English town of Rotherham had for years been in the grip of an “Asian” gang which raped or kidnapped or abused some 1,400 mostly white underaged girls. The town authorities apparently knew as did the police, but they suppressed the facts out of the fear of being called ‘racist’ and more probably, the physical menaces of these ‘Asians’.

The ‘Asians’ were of course Pakistani Muslims, which is not to say that every apple in the barrel is bad, but nevertheless they were that sort of apple. The British public are momentarily outraged, but the Rotherham officials, including the official in charge of child welfare, aren’t too worried, aware they will be protected by the political system. Roger Stone, the head of Rotherham Council has in fact urged everyone to move on.

No council officers in Rotherham will face disciplinary action, despite the resignation of its council leader, chief executive Martin Kimber has said, after a report found around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the town over a 16-year period. Council leader Roger Stone said:

I believe it is only right that I, as Leader, take responsibility on behalf of the Council for the historic failings that are described so clearly in the report and it is my intention to do so.

I have always considered my most important job as Leader has been to share my passion for this borough and to work in the best interests of everyone here in Rotherham. I believe my decision to step down, though not an easy one for me to make, does exactly that, allowing a new chapter in the history of Rotherham Borough Council to begin.

And doubtless everyone will move on. There are too many horrors in the world for people to dwell on the fates of 1,400 low income girls from a little town. The reaction of the Pakistani Muslims is also predictable.  The Washington Post quotes Muhbeen Hussain, founder of  the British Muslim Youth as essentially saying ’it is your fault for not arresting us’.

the reason the problem has gone on for so long isn’t about race, despite the authorities tiptoeing around the issue. What it is about, he argues, is a lack of accountability.  “Saying it’s about race is just an excuse for the failure of the local council. Are they not going to arrest a drug dealer because the Muslims may be upset? It’s ludicrous … as a Pakistani Muslim I don’t find anything within our religion to condone this.”

Doubtless there’s nothing in his religion that explicitly instructs it believers to act thus, but there’s something in the atmosphere. The BBC reports that investigators have only now just discovered “child sexual exploitation is happening in a ‘number of towns’ in different parts of the country”. Rotherham might just be the tip of the iceberg.

But Muhbeen Hussain is at least fighting his side, arguing his cause. Our problem, as Hussain notes, is that the Western elites have quit fighting theirs.  If the British authorities really wanted peace with the “Asians”, they should have as he suggests, arrested them.  Assent is consent, or may be perceived as such.

You may disagree with Hussein. You may hate what you think is his side. But at least he’s no traitor, not to his side at least. Not like those mealy mouthed politicians in Rotherham. As Daniel Hannan notes “interesting to see whether people in Rotherham keep voting for Labour councils. On the evidence so far, they will.” Because the arrangement is  the “Asians” will vote for Labour and in return Labour will let them practice their traditions unhindered under the color of diversity and tolerance. Expect Labour to dominate in Rotherham until the day the Democratic Party loses Detroit.

The role of radical Islam in Britain is as the proxy Brownshirt wing of the Left.  The Left knows that if it can terrorize a town into surrendering   — and indeed a nation — into surrendering their children with their proxy thugs, then the door is open to everything. Rotherham is not about racism. It is about fascism: about aspiring tyrants with impeccable double-barreled Anglo-Saxon names, wearing fashionable dress nightly luring a passive population into the chute of slavery with dulcet tones over national TV.  And if you don’t listen to them, then you’ll heed the boys with the funny hats.

One of the most interesting things about treason is it cannot legally exist in times of peace. “The Treason Clause applies only to disloyal acts committed during times of war.”  Even Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were only convicted of espionage.  Similarly, Douglas McAuthur McCain, a Chicago born rapper who died in Syria fighting for ISIS is still referred to as an “American” by ABC News. “Jen Psaki, a State Department spokesperson, declined to comment on the matter earlier today ‘out of respect for the family’”.

The greatest safety for traitors lies in quite literally abolishing war.  For as long as ‘war’ does not legally exist they can never legally be traitors, not even if they abet the rape and abuse of 1,400 under age girls in a single British town, not even if they fight for ISIS.  The principal danger to the Left lies in matters getting out of hand. Should the boys go too far — should their proxies start a de facto war —  they will be de facto traitors, in which case all the bets are off.  One of the subliminal promises by Left is that the Jihadis will forbear from attacking them should they gain power. And the reason is simple. The Jihad benefits when the Left is in office.

One sure way for a political system in crisis to resolve the problem through war, and then as Barca said:  “en batallas tales los que vencen son leales, los vencidos los traidores” which translates to: after a war the winners get to hang the losers as traitors.

But that’s really like destroying the village in order to save it. Since no one in his right mind wants to roll the Iron Dice, society must wrestle with the problem of how to rid itself of traitors without crossing the boundary of war.  History’s only guideposts to resolution lie in the dismal continuum of low to medium level conflict characteristic of the troubles in Latin America and the Middle East.  If there’s a medicine for treason, it isn’t tasty.

The fundamental truth, as John LeCarre once noted is that “treason is very much a matter of habit”. And for too many years we’ve developed really bad habits. Smiley, watching “Bill again stretched out on the floor in Bywater Street, while Ann played him music on the gramophone” saw it for what it was: a long goodbye without a punchline. However we might want to have the Judas back, he has already boarded the train to another country.  Resolvng treason is process of divorce, whatever else you want to call it. In the end, there is always more than one side, and the memories that abide are not all of a single kind. Traitors should remember it is sometimes they who are forgotten.

I am packing my belongings in the shawl my mother used to wear when she went to the market. And I’m going from my valley. And this time, I shall never return. I am leaving behind me my fifty years of memory. Memory. Strange that the mind will forget so much of what only this moment has passed, and yet hold clear and bright the memory of what happened years ago – of men and women long since dead. Yet who shall say what is real and what is not? Can I believe my friends all gone when their voices are still a glory in my ears? No. And I will stand to say no and no again, for they remain a living truth within my mind. There is no fence nor hedge round Time that is gone. You can go back and have what you like of it, if you can remember.


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Why should the Afghans or anyone else place their trust in the Coldstream Guards to provide a safe environment when the British cannot do so for their own children?

Islam has always advanced through treason. Most of their victories, such as at The Yarmuk and at Manzikert, were gained through a well timed betrayal. For the Qataris and Saudis it is a matter of course to have infidel academics and civil servants on retainer and expecting a second pension.

In Rotherham the police officer in charge of youth liaison for six years has been promoted to a senior position in Yorkshire. If he pleads that he did not know then such willful ignorance should be an offense. As for the Muslim population of that and other towns including Mubeen Hussein I flat out assert that they knew.

THere are only two universal rules in every functioning human society. Those are the prohibitions on child abuse and incest. Even murder is not universally proscribed. There are always adjustments based on definitions of consanguinity to determine the applicability of the incest taboo. Some societies have varied the age of consent from as old as in the 20s to as young as 14 or first menses. There are occasional distinctions made for divine or priestly exceptions, such as the inbreeding royals of Hellenistic Egypt. Some communities have even declared that the Others are not really human and thus fair game. Even in that last case though to touch a child was seen as a sign of weakness that brought shame to a man and his people.

There are around 55,000,000 people in England. About 46,000,000 are white. The vast majority of those are descended from the native stock, although there are some immigrants from other European communities. It shocks me that 5% of the targeted population for this campaign of rape and terror are not at this moment in Trafalgar Square demanding the government resign. If the government does not react dramatically, by defying the European Courts and the Employment Tribunals and the Labour Councils and arresting everyone from the Imam to the candy store owner to the cop on the beat to the school teachers, then the reaction will be a tidal wave towards fascism of the lowest BNP variety. If Cameron has a brain in his head he'd be on the phone with the people at UKIP to offer the people a choice. My expectation is that he won't.

The Treason laws in the UK are different than those in America. Fine legal analysis is not our forte here. My guess is that while the charge is rarely used in America it is up to the lawyers and the courts to examine the arguments made if a case comes before them. There is a provision in American law to declare that a person who adheres to a foreign military force forfeits their US citizenship. It is my belief that service in the Israeli Defense Forces is exempt from that provision.

Hope all are well as my appearances are rare.
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That local officials and police turned a blind eye on these horrific crimes against children is a local disgrace. That national officials have not stepped in to intercede and prosecute those degenerates is a Commonwealth disgrace. That the local populace has not taken up arms to redress these failings is a crime against all of humanity. Every son of Great Britain should hang his head is shame, and those with daughters should turn in their empty ball sack.
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I love all that you do, wretchard.

But an overthrow of our Constitutional, free market, representative self-governance ...by and through a conspiracy by leftists and their corrupt propagandists IS treason.

An overthrow is a de facto act of war.

We only have to recognize it as such. And I would gladly build the gallows for the leaders of that conspiracy to rape our freedoms. The dupes, the lemmings, the parrots and the useful idiots need not hang. Just be shamed.

The leaders should be tried, convicted and hanged.

AFTER advanced interrogation.

You won't stop tyranny any other way.
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I forgot this, but it's extremely relevant. From The Spectator:
http://www.spectator.co.uk/the-week/leading-article/9299602/rotten-borough/

"Rotherham Council’s children’s services last made headlines when it removed three eastern European children from their Ukip-supporting foster parents. One of its functionaries explained it was concerned about Ukip’s opposition to the ‘active promotion of multiculturalism’."

You can bet that the Left plans similar things for parents elsewhere, if given the power. And now you can see what else they'll do with it.
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In this time the "news industry" is dominated by sham journalists who have cravenly thrown in their lot with the entire class of politicians.

Organizations founded some of them centuries in the past – with long histories of tenacious burrowing to bring to light the misbehavior of corrupt officials – now routinely participate with governmental dissembling, suppression of information which the public need to know, and bald-face lying.

Many actively lobby for government subsidies, from revenues to be wrung from the internet-using public.

But despite systematic collusion among U.S. "news" organizations to minimize the failures of our president's policies, the fiascos are too spectacular; he is historically – MYTHICALLY – ineffectual. Nor can they suppress news of the spreading contagion of Sunni Jihadist aggression. They cannot square the genocidal summary executions of defenseless prisoners, women, and children with their inflexible portrayal of Islam as peaceful.

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The corollary here will be Cartel.
Our new citizens are used to distant, socialist governance and militant unions- and they are also quite used to Cartel "activists working with government to organize the community."
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Teresita - OT: A big hat tip for your comment days ago about killing Adobe Flash Player. I did it, and no more lock ups, I run multiple apps simultaneously, no problems, and get all the way through comments here without a problem. Most of the stuff on Youtube runs fine without it. I found I need to reinstall it for streaming radio, then kill it again for more web browsing. Thanks again!
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somewhat related to my earlier comment about Richard, but why are a number of the posters on this blog sharper and more articulate than most of the talking head commenters on even Fox? iow, why are there not better messengers making it onto my TV?
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Come now gang...we all know, at the risk of sounding like the ghost of whiskey, that the socioeconomically oppressed minorities may do no wrong in the eyes and what passes for minds of the white gilt ridden media and local governments. Not condemned therefore promoted and encouraged. Re-Releasing violent migrant dreamers, permitting burning and a lootin for" justice" and Rotherham are all symptoms of the same illness.
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I wonder how much of this would be improved by work, as in requiring people on the dole to show up for community service, or be docked some part of their check. There is so much to be done, houses to be painted, yards to be cleaned up, arts, crafts, cooking, neighborhood watch, all of the normal human activities that make a town a good place instead of a hellhole. Life acquires meaning when we can be of service to others. When we let entropy take over the whole place starts looking like hell on the outside, and the people fall apart on the inside.
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Pure Gold
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The pied piper of liberalism arrived in Rotherham and provided government largesse, funded through immigration, and sealed by politically correct norms, so the people of Rotherham could smoke dope and shag and let the village raise the children. Only to take from the children everything they had worth having, innocence, hope, love, trust. Look to the right hand column of the british news article Wretchard linked for the proof. The irony of the scandal of child rape juxtaposed side by side with those who have no shame chasing after a chimera of unleashed sexual satisfaction, which knows no bounds. Beyonce, Miley, assorted royals on the beach, Anniston, Ice T, Kardashian, "I was a fatty but I lost 200 lbs because I wanted to experience true romance". I fear the mother's only regret is that her traumatized daughter won't get laid on prom night like she did when she snuck out on her parents.

Decades ago Britain's elites, from the ultimate horizon, the end of history, could see that Christian values and norms had been superceded by humanistic and scientific democratic socialism. Looking down their noses they equated all religions as equally invalid, and welcomed others with quite diffferent beliefs from other lands. Their ideology almost demanded it, as proof of their superiority, and power. They erected a ferris wheel to tower over parliament, declaring to the world their commitment to fun, to being an ambassador to love, and Paul McCartney sang 40 year old ballads at the London Olympics ceremony and they paraded national health care bureacrats past the Queen and the royals. Do they know they should feel em-bare-assed? Like it or not, in comparison, Putin's ceremonies in Sochi were awesome and effective.

Since I'm bitchin and moanin, I'd also like to petition the proprietor of PJMedia to make it possible for me to read its articles without seeing a woman's thong covered butt in the right hand column, as currently displayed. Watching Justin Timberlake stick his tongue in some girl's mouth is also not desired.
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It's been a quick ride down from "Surfin' USA"
to sprayed on tans on everything from "sex symbols"
to Charlie Christ and John Boehner.

http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-EG924_0826CR_G_20140826204948.jpg
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This problem is not new, there have been peeks behind the curtains for many years, stories have been written concerning the “Muslim Sex Gangs in Britain” here’s a couple snippet from a news article by Bruce Bawer on January 9, 2013… “Although it is becoming clear that such “sex gangs” are in operation in a number of places, the focus has been on a group in Rochdale, near Manchester,” and more “Every bit as deplorable as the abuse they committed is the fact that cops and social workers to whom some of these girls turned for help had chosen for a long time not to do anything about the situation. ~ police officers and people at Child Protective Services who “were petrified of being called racist and so reverted to the default of political correctness. They had a greater fear of being perceived in that light than in dealing with the issues in front of them.”” And even references to stories written before this “Jonathan Brown, writing last May (2012) in the left-wing Independent, “the public face of the legal system’s determination to stamp out honour-based violence, forced marriage and grooming.” Ordinarily, to be sure, the Independent would prefer not to mention that such things as honor-based violence and forced marriage exist, let alone that they’re part and parcel of Islamic culture;”
Britain, Norway… All of the European countries have intentionally hidden this from everyone! It is far worse than they say now, and do not think that it isn’t here in America and Canada… It is! Like I said earlier, the Lairs and Enablers of the MSM that from moment one try to Deify the “Gentle Giant “man Child who was shot in the back while he had his hands up and surrendering have covered up the Massive Horrors of Muhommedan’s everywhere!
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I will guarantee that it is a much smaller problem in the US because some of the girls that are abused, their brothers, sisters, parents will buy a cheaply available gun and kill the sex-slavers if the government does not deal with them.
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The rapes in Rotherham would never have happened in anywhere near that amount if British citizens had second amendment rights and right of self defense.
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OT:
There is no national directory of cell phones.

Would it be possible to construct one?
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Surely you jest. There is no such freely available public directory as far as you know. Between US credit and marketing companies much less the phone companies and NSA, not to mention Russian, Chinese and Iranian hacker agencies, and CraigsList, I'm sure you could promote one delivered to your door for a modest charge in bitcoins, if you really wanted to.
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Kinda.
But why do they say polling outfits can no longer access such a resource?

(Doesn't seem to be hamstringing their ability to continue to shape the narrative, plus it gives them an out, so maybe I've answered my own question?)
...with your help, of course.
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I wonder if I am the only person on this forum who has yet to use a cell phone?
...leading to yet another innocent (ignorant) question:
People can and do buy anonymous cellphones, right?
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I think there are (ironically!) still laws on the books against any selling (solicitation) to cell phones, based on the idea that the recipients would be paying for it per-minute though most are now on unlimited plans, and I presume the penalties for getting caught are like the rather draconian levels for violating do-not-call lists - like those were enforced anymore.

Yes you can also buy anonymous cell phones, they lack "features" and can cost more per minute, but they are freely available and discardable, at least they were and I guess still are and of course they are a staple on police procedural tv shows.

Why do you ask, something to do with polling? I think I've hung up on three of the last four of those I received, the polls were incompetently constructed, they did NOT know my demographics before they called and I was not about to enlighten them on that. I wondered how they could be so ignorant, maybe there's some law that forces such ignorance, but I doubt it, I believe it is fully voluntary.

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ps - if you leave your house you probably want a cell phone, you can't hardly find a pay phone anymore and people look at you funny if you ask to borrow their cells or landlines. I resisted as long as I could but gave in on the cell nine years ago, and just finally joined the twenty-first century on a "smart" phone. Go ahead, pull my string on that one, OMG.
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I'm the master procrastinator, but it becomes ever more irresponsible for me in my present situation not to have one.

Thanks for the advice:
Maybe you could give your opinion when I find the link to the plan that looks promising to me.

(It also happens to be about the only one I can fathom.
It seems those things are intentionally designed and written about to bar mere mortals from making a rational choice.)
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