The UK as police state becomes undeniable

H/T Tania Groth, Oz-Rita, many others.

Related: Selective enforcement in the UK. The same everywhere. No religion, except islam.

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33 Replies to “The UK as police state becomes undeniable”

  1. Should Tommy be put into prison, that is definitely yet another attempt to murder him.

    I was pointing the finger at Sadiq Kahn’s likely happiness at that arrest, but in fact perhaps one should look at the new home office minister, Sajid Javid, yes you guessed it: a MUSLIM. Any one of the two would be protecting their brothers and using what a Londoner recently called “the useful idiot pigs” as enforcers.

    • Should Tommy be put into prison, that is definitely yet another attempt to murder him.

      I’ve been howling about this for months. If draping bacon on a doorknob will get you a date on the slab, just imagine what awaits Tommy Robinson inside. This is a naked attempt at exofficio summary execution such as you will not see for many moons.

      Neither Sadiq Kahn nor Sajid Javid should be anywhere near the levers of power. Instead, Britain’s Loons and Goons™ have thrust these two treacherous bastards into the pilot’s seats of their nation’s future. Never since the USSR has that saying, “You get the government you deserve” been more true than with Britain and the EU.

      I just don’t see how indigenous Europeans are going to survive as they too-patiently wait around for their unelected EU commissars to immolate themselves. It is far too likely that all of The Continent will go up in flames before these EU apparatchiks ever relinquish their death-grip on the reins of power.

      • Evidently, from Lauren Southern’s video clip, it was merely lobbing a sackful of half-wrapped bacon butties (all mutterings about a St. George flag aside) in the mosque’s general direction that got Kevin Crehan a complimentary death sentence courtesy of Britain’s gloriously Multi-Culti-Tranzi-Planzy, On-Beyond-Nazi™ Superstate.

        Take a peek at the few comments that managed to leak through before the Daily Mail’s Thought Police barged in and shut down some very [gasp!] rational discussion.

        PS: Someone may wish to cache this page before it disappears down the Memory Hole™. This article’s Muslim comments are rather illuminating and (for once) I mean that in a good way.

  2. On a recent train trip from the airport to Victoria Station in London, my husband had a seat on the aisle next to a woman who was reading a book and who had earbuds on. I sat across the aisle from him on the end seat.

    When the conductor came to collect the tickets, she was so absorbed in her media trance that she didn’t respond. The conductor raised his voice and asked her for her ticket again. No response. I said to my husband, “Nudge her arm to get her attention.”

    “Oh please don’t,” the conductor said. “You can’t do that. It’s against the law.”

    “What?” I said. “You’re kidding me.” He’d been cracking jokes with us up to this point.

    The jovial conductor became serious. “No I’m not joking. It’s a law that you must have the permission of someone to touch them. Otherwise you can be arrested for assault.”

    “Really? You’re not joking, are you?” I was flabbergasted.

    He didn’t answer me but waved his hand in front of the woman to get her attention and quietly went on about his business. This is Britain in 2018.

    • This is a not-entirely irrational law. Any undesired application of intentional physical contact is (and should be) legally actionable. After all, isn’t this is a direct offshoot of perpetually squalling Feminists* everywhere who can’t withstand a second’s worth of innocent handholding? People all over this planet should be enacting this legal code and summoning the authorities whenever Muslims attempt to use even a tiny degree of physical force.

      * It is only slightly ironic to note how militant Feminists have inadvertently (or not) helped paved the way for this world’s ultimate victim class to complain about—and file incessant lawsuits over—even minor changes in the weather much less such horrors like being publicly nudged. (Snap snap, grin grin, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more!)

      However, just keep in mind, some ninety-odd percent of the time you will be told that a law enforcement officer must personally witness the contact being made (especially if the complainant is Caucasian). As it is, we all know that wailing Islamic “victims” will be given every last infinitesimal benefit of the doubt. Nevertheless, that shouldn’t prevent us Infidels from taking every opportunity to turn daily life into an exercise in misery for our dear Muslim neighbors.

      All of this is part of an imperative new civilizational mission that consists of making the West “Muslim unfriendly”. (Hat Tip: Fjordman)

      • My thought on this not-entirely-irrational law is that it’s indicative of a problem that exists in countries who’ve lost their common sense and are on their way to socialist totalitarianism. And it seems to me that since sharia law is ascending in Britain, the English dhimmis will not be able to use it against the believers.

        To see this happen to Tommy Robinson makes my heart hurt but it wipes any illusion from my eyes about the injustice rampant in England today. Now I understand why the jovial, joke-making conductor became so serious when I suggested “breaking the law.”

  3. Britain in 2018 = Germany in 1933…the worst is fast approaching and the churches will burn and then so will the books. The MSM/Left have achieved their goal: national ignorance about the hows and whys of history will now force constant repeats of it. Maybe Corbyn is our reborn Josef with the Hebrides gulags opening soon. May is contemptible: a would be Thatcher who behaves more like a pernicious Chamberlain.

    • Britain in 2018 = Germany in 1933…the worst is fast approaching and the churches will burn and then so will the books.

      Too right, Michelle!

      “Dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.”

      Translation: “Wherever they burn books, they will also burn people at the end.”

      — Heinrich Heine

      The Muslims has best pay close attention to this Infidel Hebraic pigdog. Jews already have been through the “bottleneck” and are unlikely to repeat that little nighttime joyride ever again. From all appearances, Islam is preparing itself for its own round on the Crematorium Carousel™. Substitute “canned sunshine” (i.e., nuclear energy) as a power source, if needed.

      This no joke, nor it is gallows humor. Just like Communist China, Islam is making too many enemies, too fast. The only difference being that Red China has lotsa nukes and Islam doesn’t. Guess what happens next?

    • For God’s sake, doesn’t Tommy have a decent lawyer or legal team?? How can the UK Gestapo get away with this? Like Lauren says- THIS IS A DEATH SENTENCE for Tommy. I know he has a lot of support- THEY MUST GET HIM OUT OF JAIL ASAP before one of the M’s knifes him or worse.

    • 1984 in the UK: Red Coats Ban Reporting On Free Speech Arrest

      The U.K. has placed a reporting ban on a story regarding the arrest of a free speech activist who documents Islamic crime in Britain.

      Breitbart’s London affiliate has been forced to remove a story written about the Orwellian arrest of Tommy Robinson for filming alleged Muslim sex traffickers reporting court for trial in Leeds, a city in Yorkshire.

      “Breitbart had to remove Tommy story,” Canadian journalist Lauren Southern tweeted.

  4. Britain needs a government that will return Great Britain to the status of a free nation, right now they are a police state that cares nothing about their subjects. They are approaching the building of concentration camps with the gas chambers and ovens.

  5. The UK is beyond hope. God bless Tommy and keep him safe from those who want to do him harm. I don’t understand how the good people of Britain can bear to live in a totalitarian Police State.

    • They are unarmed and the nations they can move to in Europe are in the same or worse shape. Also most can’t afford to move.

      There was an uproar in Australia when the government said whites from South Africa were welcome as refugees, think about what will happen when the native Brits start fleeing claiming refugee status.

  6. The two scariest things about this story are 1) the arrest itself and 2) the speed of the trail and sentencing. I agree with the people who are saying that this is a deliberate act by the current British government to get Tommy killed.

    • The Crisis
      by Thomas Paine
      December 23, 1776

      THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but “to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

      Whether the independence of the continent was declared too soon, or delayed too long, I will not now enter into as an argument; my own simple opinion is, that had it been eight months earlier, it would have been much better. We did not make a proper use of last winter, neither could we, while we were in a dependent state. However, the fault, if it were one, was all our own [NOTE]; we have none to blame but ourselves. But no great deal is lost yet. All that Howe has been doing for this month past, is rather a ravage than a conquest, which the spirit of the Jerseys, a year ago, would have quickly repulsed, and which time and a little resolution will soon recover.

      I have as little superstition in me as any man living, but my secret opinion has ever been, and still is, that God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction, or leave them unsupportedly to perish, who have so earnestly and so repeatedly sought to avoid the calamities of war, by every decent method which wisdom could invent. Neither have I so much of the infidel in me, as to suppose that He has relinquished the government of the world, and given us up to the care of devils; and as I do not, I cannot see on what grounds the king of Britain can look up to heaven for help against us: a common murderer, a highwayman, or a house-breaker, has as good a pretence as he.

      ‘Tis surprising to see how rapidly a panic will sometimes run through a country. All nations and ages have been subject to them. Britain has trembled like an ague at the report of a French fleet of flat-bottomed boats; and in the fourteenth [fifteenth] century the whole English army, after ravaging the kingdom of France, was driven back like men petrified with fear; and this brave exploit was performed by a few broken forces collected and headed by a woman, Joan of Arc. Would that heaven might inspire some Jersey maid to spirit up her countrymen, and save her fair fellow sufferers from ravage and ravishment! Yet panics, in some cases, have their uses; they produce as much good as hurt. Their duration is always short; the mind soon grows through them, and acquires a firmer habit than before. But their peculiar advantage is, that they are the touchstones of sincerity and hypocrisy, and bring things and men to light, which might otherwise have lain forever undiscovered. In fact, they have the same effect on secret traitors, which an imaginary apparition would have upon a private murderer. They sift out the hidden thoughts of man, and hold them up in public to the world. Many a disguised Tory has lately shown his head, that shall penitentially solemnize with curses the day on which Howe arrived upon the Delaware.

      As I was with the troops at Fort Lee, and marched with them to the edge of Pennsylvania, I am well acquainted with many circumstances, which those who live at a distance know but little or nothing of. Our situation there was exceedingly cramped, the place being a narrow neck of land between the North River and the Hackensack. Our force was inconsiderable, being not one-fourth so great as Howe could bring against us. We had no army at hand to have relieved the garrison, had we shut ourselves up and stood on our defence. Our ammunition, light artillery, and the best part of our stores, had been removed, on the apprehension that Howe would endeavor to penetrate the Jerseys, in which case Fort Lee could be of no use to us; for it must occur to every thinking man, whether in the army or not, that these kind of field forts are only for temporary purposes, and last in use no longer than the enemy directs his force against the particular object which such forts are raised to defend. Such was our situation and condition at Fort Lee on the morning of the 20th of November, when an officer arrived with information that the enemy with 200 boats had landed about seven miles above; Major General [Nathaniel] Green, who commanded the garrison, immediately ordered them under arms, and sent express to General Washington at the town of Hackensack, distant by the way of the ferry = six miles. Our first object was to secure the bridge over the Hackensack, which laid up the river between the enemy and us, about six miles from us, and three from them. General Washington arrived in about three-quarters of an hour, and marched at the head of the troops towards the bridge, which place I expected we should have a brush for; however, they did not choose to dispute it with us, and the greatest part of our troops went over the bridge, the rest over the ferry, except some which passed at a mill on a small creek, between the bridge and the ferry, and made their way through some marshy grounds up to the town of Hackensack, and there passed the river. We brought off as much baggage as the wagons could contain, the rest was lost. The simple object was to bring off the garrison, and march them on till they could be strengthened by the Jersey or Pennsylvania militia, so as to be enabled to make a stand. We staid four days at Newark, collected our out-posts with some of the Jersey militia, and marched out twice to meet the enemy, on being informed that they were advancing, though our numbers were greatly inferior to theirs. Howe, in my little opinion, committed a great error in generalship in not throwing a body of forces off from Staten Island through Amboy, by which means he might have seized all our stores at Brunswick, and intercepted our march into Pennsylvania; but if we believe the power of hell to be limited, we must likewise believe that their agents are under some providential control.

      I shall not now attempt to give all the particulars of our retreat to the Delaware; suffice it for the present to say, that both officers and men, though greatly harassed and fatigued, frequently without rest, covering, or provision, the inevitable consequences of a long retreat, bore it with a manly and martial spirit. All their wishes centred in one, which was, that the country would turn out and help them to drive the enemy back. Voltaire has remarked that King William never appeared to full advantage but in difficulties and in action; the same remark may be made on General Washington, for the character fits him. There is a natural firmness in some minds which cannot be unlocked by trifles, but which, when unlocked, discovers a cabinet of fortitude; and I reckon it among those kind of public blessings, which we do not immediately see, that God hath blessed him with uninterrupted health, and given him a mind that can even flourish upon care.

      I shall conclude this paper with some miscellaneous remarks on the state of our affairs; and shall begin with asking the following question, Why is it that the enemy have left the New England provinces, and made these middle ones the seat of war? The answer is easy: New England is not infested with Tories, and we are. I have been tender in raising the cry against these men, and used numberless arguments to show them their danger, but it will not do to sacrifice a world either to their folly or their baseness. The period is now arrived, in which either they or we must change our sentiments, or one or both must fall. And what is a Tory? Good God! What is he? I should not be afraid to go with a hundred Whigs against a thousand Tories, were they to attempt to get into arms. Every Tory is a coward; for servile, slavish, self-interested fear is the foundation of Toryism; and a man under such influence, though he may be cruel, never can be brave.

      But, before the line of irrecoverable separation be drawn between us, let us reason the matter together: Your conduct is an invitation to the enemy, yet not one in a thousand of you has heart enough to join him. Howe is as much deceived by you as the American cause is injured by you. He expects you will all take up arms, and flock to his standard, with muskets on your shoulders. Your opinions are of no use to him, unless you support him personally, for ’tis soldiers, and not Tories, that he wants.

      I once felt all that kind of anger, which a man ought to feel, against the mean principles that are held by the Tories: a noted one, who kept a tavern at Amboy, was standing at his door, with as pretty a child in his hand, about eight or nine years old, as I ever saw, and after speaking his mind as freely as he thought was prudent, finished with this unfatherly expression, “Well! give me peace in my day.” Not a man lives on the continent but fully believes that a separation must some time or other finally take place, and a generous parent should have said, “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace;” and this single reflection, well applied, is sufficient to awaken every man to duty. Not a place upon earth might be so happy as America. Her situation is remote from all the wrangling world, and she has nothing to do but to trade with them. A man can distinguish himself between temper and principle, and I am as confident, as I am that God governs the world, that America will never be happy till she gets clear of foreign dominion. Wars, without ceasing, will break out till that period arrives, and the continent must in the end be conqueror; for though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire.

      America did not, nor does not want force; but she wanted a proper application of that force. Wisdom is not the purchase of a day, and it is no wonder that we should err at the first setting off. From an excess of tenderness, we were unwilling to raise an army, and trusted our cause to the temporary defence of a well-meaning militia. A summer’s experience has now taught us better; yet with those troops, while they were collected, we were able to set bounds to the progress of the enemy, and, thank God! they are again assembling. I always considered militia as the best troops in the world for a sudden exertion, but they will not do for a long campaign. Howe, it is probable, will make an attempt on this city [Philadelphia]; should he fail on this side the Delaware, he is ruined. If he succeeds, our cause is not ruined. He stakes all on his side against a part on ours; admitting he succeeds, the consequence will be, that armies from both ends of the continent will march to assist their suffering friends in the middle states; for he cannot go everywhere, it is impossible. I consider Howe as the greatest enemy the Tories have; he is bringing a war into their country, which, had it not been for him and partly for themselves, they had been clear of. Should he now be expelled, I wish with all the devotion of a Christian, that the names of Whig and Tory may never more be mentioned; but should the Tories give him encouragement to come, or assistance if he come, I as sincerely wish that our next year’s arms may expel them from the continent, and the Congress appropriate their possessions to the relief of those who have suffered in well-doing. A single successful battle next year will settle the whole. America could carry on a two years’ war by the confiscation of the property of disaffected persons, and be made happy by their expulsion. Say not that this is revenge, call it rather the soft resentment of a suffering people, who, having no object in view but the good of all, have staked their own all upon a seemingly doubtful event. Yet it is folly to argue against determined hardness; eloquence may strike the ear, and the language of sorrow draw forth the tear of compassion, but nothing can reach the heart that is steeled with prejudice.

      Quitting this class of men, I turn with the warm ardor of a friend to those who have nobly stood, and are yet determined to stand the matter out: I call not upon a few, but upon all: not on this state or that state, but on every state: up and help us; lay your shoulders to the wheel; better have too much force than too little, when so great an object is at stake. Let it be told to the future world, that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet and to repulse it. Say not that thousands are gone, turn out your tens of thousands; throw not the burden of the day upon Providence, but “show your faith by your works,” that God may bless you. It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all. The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike. The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. My own line of reasoning is to myself as straight and clear as a ray of light. Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war, for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroys my property, and kills or threatens to kill me, or those that are in it, and to “bind me in all cases whatsoever” to his absolute will, am I to suffer it? What signifies it to me, whether he who does it is a king or a common man; my countryman or not my countryman; whether it be done by an individual villain, or an army of them? If we reason to the root of things we shall find no difference; neither can any just cause be assigned why we should punish in the one case and pardon in the other. Let them call me rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul by swearing allegiance to one whose character is that of a sottish, stupid, stubborn, worthless, brutish man. I conceive likewise a horrid idea in receiving mercy from a being, who at the last day shall be shrieking to the rocks and mountains to cover him, and fleeing with terror from the orphan, the widow, and the slain of America.

      There are cases which cannot be overdone by language, and this is one. There are persons, too, who see not the full extent of the evil which threatens them; they solace themselves with hopes that the enemy, if he succeed, will be merciful. It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf, and we ought to guard equally against both. Howe’s first object is, partly by threats and partly by promises, to terrify or seduce the people to deliver up their arms and receive mercy. The ministry recommended the same plan to Gage, and this is what the tories call making their peace, “a peace which passeth all understanding” indeed! A peace which would be the immediate forerunner of a worse ruin than any we have yet thought of. Ye men of Pennsylvania, do reason upon these things! Were the back counties to give up their arms, they would fall an easy prey to the Indians, who are all armed: this perhaps is what some Tories would not be sorry for. Were the home counties to deliver up their arms, they would be exposed to the resentment of the back counties who would then have it in their power to chastise their defection at pleasure. And were any one state to give up its arms, that state must be garrisoned by all Howe’s army of Britons and Hessians to preserve it from the anger of the rest. Mutual fear is the principal link in the chain of mutual love, and woe be to that state that breaks the compact. Howe is mercifully inviting you to barbarous destruction, and men must be either rogues or fools that will not see it. I dwell not upon the vapors of imagination; I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as A, B, C, hold up truth to your eyes.

      I thank God, that I fear not. I see no real cause for fear. I know our situation well, and can see the way out of it. While our army was collected, Howe dared not risk a battle; and it is no credit to him that he decamped from the White Plains, and waited a mean opportunity to ravage the defenceless Jerseys; but it is great credit to us, that, with a handful of men, we sustained an orderly retreat for near an hundred miles, brought off our ammunition, all our field pieces, the greatest part of our stores, and had four rivers to pass. None can say that our retreat was precipitate, for we were near three weeks in performing it, that the country might have time to come in. Twice we marched back to meet the enemy, and remained out till dark. The sign of fear was not seen in our camp, and had not some of the cowardly and disaffected inhabitants spread false alarms through the country, the Jerseys had never been ravaged. Once more we are again collected and collecting; our new army at both ends of the continent is recruiting fast, and we shall be able to open the next campaign with sixty thousand men, well armed and clothed. This is our situation, and who will may know it. By perseverance and fortitude we have the prospect of a glorious issue; by cowardice and submission, the sad choice of a variety of evils – a ravaged country – a depopulated city – habitations without safety, and slavery without hope – our homes turned into barracks and bawdy-houses for Hessians, and a future race to provide for, whose fathers we shall doubt of. Look on this picture and weep over it! and if there yet remains one thoughtless wretch who believes it not, let him suffer it unlamented.

      December 23, 1776

      The present winter is worth an age, if rightly employed; but, if lost or neglected, the whole continent will partake of the evil; and there is no punishment that man does not deserve, be he who, or what, or where he will, that may be the means of sacrificing a season so precious and useful.

  7. IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

    When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

    New Hampshire:
    Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

    John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

    Rhode Island:
    Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

    Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

    New York:
    William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

    New Jersey:
    Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

    Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

    Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

    Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

    George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

    North Carolina:
    William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

    South Carolina:
    Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

    Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

  8. Rudyard Kipling

    I went into a public-‘ouse to get a pint o’ beer,
    The publican ‘e up an’ sez, “We serve no red-coats here.”
    The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die,
    I outs into the street again an’ to myself sez I:
    O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, go away”;
    But it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play,
    The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
    O it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play.

    I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
    They gave a drunk civilian room, but ‘adn’t none for me;
    They sent me to the gallery or round the music-‘alls,
    But when it comes to fightin’, Lord! they’ll shove me in the stalls!
    For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, wait outside”;
    But it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide,
    The troopship’s on the tide, my boys, the troopship’s on the tide,
    O it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide.

    Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
    Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap;
    An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
    Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.
    Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, ‘ow’s yer soul?”
    But it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll,
    The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
    O it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll.

    We aren’t no thin red ‘eroes, nor we aren’t no blackguards too,
    But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
    An’ if sometimes our conduck isn’t all your fancy paints,
    Why, single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints;
    While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, fall be’ind”,
    But it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind,
    There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,
    O it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind.

    You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
    We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
    Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
    The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.
    For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
    But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot;
    An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
    An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!

    • Thank you kindly, Richard. Over the next few years, every last Tommy alive is in for a patch or twelve of some particularly rough sledding. Here’s hoping that the Lionhearted people of Britain have not been entirely shorn from their roots by the thugs on Downing Street.

      • They haven’t I am sure of this, I am sure that the people who made half of the earth of their Empire will wake up and revert to what their ancestors were. When this happens God help the ones they are mad about.

  9. Selective enforcement in the UK. The same everywhere. No religion, except islam.

    It’s time for the British (and people everywhere) to begin their own “Selective enforcement”.

    • First off, NEVER EVER purchase or prepare halal food of any sort. Should local schools already serve it, raise a ruckus (if you dare). NEVER patronize any restaurants or markets that provide halal food. Literally, starve out the bastards. Halal food sales are a massive back-channel for terrorist funding and creeping sharia.

    • Something that sprang to mind last night was that residents near any mosque that uses an amplified call to prayers ought to purchase those cannisters of compressed air that sailors use as portable foghorns. Whenever the usual ululating begins, the locals lean out their windows and blast away with the foghorn-like-objects. If the mosques retaliate by jacking up the volume on their public address systems, report them for noise violations. Just make sure to cut loose from an obscured (e.g. curtained) window or other least-visible location. Hand out the damn little honkers for free if that’s what it takes to get people in your district mobilized.

    • Difficult as it may be to overcome ingrained politeness reflexes, DO NOT show Muslims common courtesy in public. Do not wave Muslimas before you nor worry about holding doors or saving seats for Muslims in general. This goes treble if they are wearing a burqa, niqab, or hijab, or even a turban. Just be sure and look for a wrist bracelet to make sure that you are not slighting a Sikh. Although, I’ve heard disturbing rumors about Sikh collaboration with Islamic elements. Any corroboration regarding this speculation would be much appreciated.

    • Finally, REFUSE to participate (or allow your children to take part) in any “community outreach” that is designed to smooth the introduction of Islam into your neighborhood. If at all possible, protest at zoning and planning commission hearings regarding the construction of mosques or “refugee centers”. NEVER AGAIN vote for ANY politician who shows the slightest affinity for, or even reluctant acceptance of, Islam in your area.

    PS: For Brits, it’s important to remember that AT ANY TIME in public, you are probably under constant video surveillance and should act accordingly.

    • Although, I’ve heard disturbing rumors about Sikh collaboration with Islamic elements.

      The Sikh religion is a mixture of Islam and Hinduism, depending once which Sikh you are talking about they may or may not ally with either of the religions theirs came from.

      • Incorrect. With all due respect, Sikh teachings are not a mix involving Islam, they are a restatement if the ancient spiritual message of the Indian subcontinent. If you doubt this, simply look at Sikh ‘scripture’ and witness the commonality with Indian spiritual culture and the lack of such with Islamic religious culture. The reason you all make this mistake is that you are coming from an Abrahamic ‘religious’ paradigm. Sikh teachings are not a ‘religion’ in the way you understand. Thx

        • Thank you for this Bal. One question please. I have heard that Sikhism is actually a sort of weaponized Hinduism as a defence against Islam. Could this be true or partially true? Also Islam is not an Abrahamic faith. That is a semantic trap laid out by those who wish to force Jews and Christians to accept it.

  10. Theresa May and her gang has made a serious mistake. Tommy was already a hero, even a legend. Despite their insults Tommy was known to be a serious, decent, and moderate protestor, who consistently and patiently avoided any extremes. The incarceration and possible harm that will befall Tommy will turn him into a martyr, exactly what the native European people need, to galvanize them into violent protest and resistance against the ruling elites. May probably felt confident enough to take this course, feeling that the British public will never put an idiot into Downing Street, but she should know, from her own example, that that may not be true. The whole chain, from Theresa May to Judge Marson, must be held accountable one day.

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