A spokesman for the dissident terrorist group, which claimed responsibility for killing two British soldiers last month, said it will resume such violence ‘when it becomes opportune’.
Clearly finding work for the thick as pig shit former IRA members has proven difficult, so it seems that many are returning to what they excel at, mindless violence.
Northern Ireland is the best example of what happens when immigration is forced on a population. English Protestants moved there, much to the anger and dismay of the Catholic Irish and the problems continue to this day.
The Protestants in the south are second class citizens in Ireland and the Protestants in the north do not want to end up the same way.
The question is, is this something that the English themselves should look forward to? A division of their nation when, in decades or centuries to come, those that live in Britain that follow another religion or culture, decide that they’ll be better served with a state of their own, ruled by their own and that follows their own way of life, and only their own way of life.
For those that, naively, believe that such a thing could never happen, just look at India. After centuries of living together side by side, whether peacefully or not is a different matter, when the opportunity arose the lines were marked in the sand and the two religions and cultures separated. Again it is probably easy to blame the British, but in the first six months of independence more Indians met violent deaths than in the whole 200 years of British rule. Further evidence that despite the common enemy, the religious and ethnic tensions had been simmering away nicely for hundreds of years, just waiting to boil over.
Some would perhaps argue that Ireland and India were manufactured by the British, artificial states, and that is what caused the problems. This of course begs the question, is Britain not an artificial state created by Britain itself?
There is certainly no love lost between the Irish, Scots, English and Welsh, despite being a ‘multicultural society’ for centuries. Add the myriad other cultures, ethnic groups and religions into the mix and the ‘melting pot’ becomes a powder keg.
In boom times, such as during the height of the British Empire such disparate groups rub along famously, after all there are opportunities for self-advancement, a better life and plenty of wealth to be shared. In hard times however, such groups soon turn on each other, jealously guarding what little they have.
These multicultural societies retreat back into themselves, believing that their way of life, their culture, is the secret to a better life and that the British way of life is the root cause of their ills. We’ve seen this with Ireland, we are now also seeing it in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, all have their own Parliaments, all have nationalists movements that have been steadily gaining in momentum in recent years.
How long will it be until, like the Protestants in Ireland, and the Muslims in India, the different cultures in Britain start asking for their own mini state, their own independence, devolved Parliaments and eventual withdrawal from the British state? A state that most have little time for, many view with contempt and still others despise with every fibre of their being.
We are often told that history comes in cycles, repeating itself over and over again. Yet it appears that our political leaders pay little heed.
The Jews in Germany suffered anti-Semitism for years, but what finally made it bubble over was the economic hardship brought about by the end of WWI and the Great Depression.
Europe is littered with similar but less bloody examples, proving that even peoples with similar cultures and religions, don’t always get along. Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, USSR, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and of course the British Empire itself soon broke apart when things got a little tough or the chance for self rule by the various groups arose.
Five hundred years after the English Protestants began arriving en masse in Ireland, Britain is still fighting the consequences. How long before we can expect to be fighting the same battle on the streets of England?
Mass immigration to change the shape and ethnic make up of a nation rarely brings about anything worthwhile in the short term, and never in the long term, yet in Britain and Europe it seems to be the order of the day. Perhaps the ruling elite here believe that times have changed and that we are all far more enlightened that we were a few centuries or even decades ago? They are fools if they do.
Even these very isles have seen this kind of thing before. When the Anglo Saxons arrived the Britons were already here, in the end they were just left with Cornwall and Wales. Six hundred years of migration by the Scots saw the Picts wiped out to the last man. The Picts didn’t benefit from the Scots migration, like the ancient Britons, they were simply supplanted.
It is estimated that within three generations, the historically dominant culture of white Britons will no longer be a majority, history tells us that by that point, if not sooner, the other cultures within Britain will then begin vying for dominance. And as the IRA aptly demonstrate, their are no limits to the hate, nor the atrocities that are committed in the name of nationalism or cultural dominance.