Sunday, 22 November 2009

Appeasement all over again!

This is a comment by a professional who was at yesterday's fiasco in Wrecsam:
" saddened to have witnessed shaven headed thugs giving nazi salutes whilst 'protesting' in Wrexham today ..what the hell is going on in this country.."

I'm sure that someone in the Weimar Republic in Germany posed the same question with the rise of Hitler in the 1920's, not to mention Churchill's warnings to Stanley Baldwin throughout the 1930's and culminating with Chamberlain's appeasement with his worthless piece of paper. To those that argue that public authorities should remain neutral in the face of fascist criminals parading and inciting racial hatred I would just remind them of the words of Pastor Martin Niemoller:
"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists,and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me."

If Thames Valley Police can stop the EDL parading in Luton why can't North Wales Police stop them parading in Wrecsam? This comment seems to sum up the position well:
"...just cant understand why on earth ..other than cowardice or political correctness gone mad that this was allowed to go ahead. There is plenty of legislation available to have prevented it from happening. I felt sorry for the families and children, trying to do christmas shopping but who were faced with the mob ...not to mention hundreds of police their town today. I feel very angry by the whole thing."


Anonymous said...

I read this blog when I need a good larf!!!

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Glad you enjoy it, we need to bring some humour back into politics!

Anonymous said...

Is it funnier than Aneurin Glyndwr or Peter Hain's performance in the Assembly today?