Immigrants to Britain in the past five decades have been treated like hotel guests who ‘do not belong’, the Archbishop of York said yesterday.
Every time this man opens his mouth, I actually find myself agreeing with him! He is saying what most people are thinking, probably what most MPs are thinking but dare not say for fear of being branded racist.
Dr John Sentamu is a first generation African immigrant, a man who genuinely fled persecution. He recently admitted that he was tortured by Idi Amin’s thugs before managing to flee to Britain and it is more than a little ironic that we have him, who is also the No.2 in the Church of England, saying what we all know to be true but what we dare not say.
While I don’t agree with everything he said, especially the overly religious parts, he does have a point about Christian values. What many of the multiculturalists do not understand is that Britain was founded and developed on such values and although religion no longer plays as big a part of everyday British life as it did, those values should still form the core of Britishness.
Dr John Sentamu said the failure of migrants to integrate had contributed to the collapse of a common British culture and the lack of a national sense of direction.
‘Consequently, any sense of a shared common culture is eroded, risking increasing segregation.’
Which most people in Britain are well aware of. Too afraid to upset the new neighbours with anything overly British, British culture and identity has faded to the point where most British people wouldn’t recognise British culture if they tripped over it.
Britain and British people have given so much and yet been forced to stand by as their own heritage and culture has been slowly diluted, or even forgotten entirely. This attitude has created the no go areas for whites, and the ever increasing racist attacks against whites who are now viewed as interlopers within these segregated communities.
Communities Secretary Hazel Blears has said since the New Year that many poorer white people feel betrayed and ignored by authorities and that they fear losing out in the share-out of public benefits.
With three quarters of all new jobs and new houses going to immigrants since 1997, you can understand why they believe this. The rich and middle class whites are moving abroad at an increasing rate year in, year out; poor whites do not have that luxury.
I have already mentioned the upcoming laws allowing positive discrimination, and my feelings on it and such views have made me deeply sceptical these days of whether things are done for political correct reasons, or to show inclusiveness in modern Britain. The first black Archbishop of Canterbury would certainly have fallen into that category.
However Sentamu has more than proven his case, he’s the only person from the Church of England speaking out, (apart from Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, Bishop of Rochester), about anything but especially the important issues that the Church of England should be speaking out on. Of course it is probably just shrewd politicking on Sentamu’s behalf, getting himself out there and well known amongst the populace, but that is precisely what is needed today.
He also blamed leaders of the Church of England for failing to speak out over the future of the nation as well as ignoring ‘the voiceless and the unheard in the market square’.
Apart from Williams’ Sharia gaffe, nothing much is heard from the Archbishop of Canterbury, other than meaningless drivel. Williams should step aside and let his successor take the reins as Sentamu has a much more common sense and hands on approach. Williams barely seems to inhabit the same country.
It won’t be a case of ‘the right time’ for a black Archbishop or political correct point scoring, more a case of him being the best man for the job, precisely as it should be.