A couple of weeks ago on some thread or other (I forget which), I commented that if the current rate of immigration, along with our government’s policy of appeasement and multiculturalism, remains unchecked, then the UK’s long-term future would surely be akin to "Yugoslavia (1990’s) all over again". My comment attracted little or no direct response, and I’m not all that surprised, really. People probably had no idea what I was groaning on about.
– And why should they? The main news channels give us no hint whatsoever of the relevance of my point.
Kosova declared formal independence from Serbia on Sunday, as I’m sure we’re all aware. Hey, isn’t that just great, fine and tickety-boo dandy? A bunch of oppressed "majority ethnic Albanians" have finally managed to secure their independance from the ruthless oppression of Serbia, and that’s pretty much all there is to say about it, right? Boo hiss to the nasty Serbs (probably all Tories), and bravo (comrade!) to the courageous Kosovans! I mean, read a BBC or Guardian report, and that pretty much sums up the whole story – there are no wider geo-political, cultural or religious issues to be addressed, so the MSM would have us believe.
Well, sweet and sour Cantonese pork chops to that pile of nonsense, my friends. Rather than re-type in so many words what other, more intelligent bloggers have already said, I’ll defer to Archbishop Cranmer and to one of his commentaters:
"It is easy to forget that the Serbs have been an enduring ally of the British and the US in the Balkans for decades, helping to counter murderous fascist forces. And yet Britain and the EU have chosen to champion the causes of Albanian and Bosnian Muslims […] – the long-time adversaries of Western democracy.
The elections in Kosovo have necessitated an ethnic cleansing to which the world has been both blind and deaf. […] There has been a systematic elimination of Serbs and Jews and gypsies from Kosovo since the UN took over in 1999. Those responsible for that ethnic cleansing now form the ‘government’ of Kosovo.
The supreme irony must be that NATO and the UN have contributed to the very ethnic cleansing which they attacked Serbia to prevent. The result of the Yugoslav war is the ethnic cleansing not BY Serbs, but OF Serbs – hundreds of thousands of them.
Serbia claims that Kosovo’s declaration of independence violates Serbia’s sovereignty and threatened a a new escalation of tension and ethnic violence in the region – a new conflict in the Balkans.
‘Thus does Europe go full circle and thus do the US and UK find themselves on the side of their enemies, destroying their traditional allies.
And to what piece of music have Kosovo’s leaders decided to announce their independence?
Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’, of course…
Aeneas commented on that thread, and his/her comment deserves reproducing:
The recognition of the independence of Kosovo by the British Government is not just a betrayal of the Serbs but a betrayal of the interests of the British people. The UK Government may pay lip service to the principles of Western democracy but in my view it does not believe in those principles.
The desire of the Western elite to Islamise Europe has been given a boost by the declaration of independence by Kosovo. It has occurred with the blessing of Western leaders because it assists the plans of the western elite to destroy the identity of western nations. They do not support the principle of national independence, because if they did they would not be trying to take independence away from the subject peoples of the European Union.
Furthermore, for Western leaders to recognise the independence of Kosovo at a time when Islamists are assaulting the Western world will probably be seen as a sign of profound weakness by the Islamists. Our experience in the 1930s demonstrated that appeasement does not work, because it invites further demands for concessions. I do not think for a moment that Western support for Kosovo will in any way result in the Islamists halting their campaign against the Western world.
I suspect that it will only be a matter of time before Shari’a law is implemented in Kosovo with the consequent institutionalised discrimination of non-Muslims. This will not upset our leaders too much because they seem to be making concessions to Shari’a principles within their own jurisdictions anyway and Shari‘a in Kosovo will only reinforce demands for such concessions.
If the UN was serious about its own Declaration of Human Rights, Shari’a law would be illegal and countries practising it subject to UN sanctions. The independence of Kosovo in my opinion will lead to the expansion of the Shariasphere and in the process further undermine the principles of liberal democracy and political and religious freedom.
The British Government is acting against the best interests of the British people on this issue, but that should not come as a surprise – acting in such a way is simply what New Labour does.
– Well spoken, both Cranmer and Aeneas. Although almost certainly not for the same reasons, I have to admit that I share Russia’s concerns and opposition to this weekend’s news.
Strangeways Serbia, Here We Come.