The West: Too Tired to Defend Freedom?

Who would fight for this?

After the recent terror attacks in Britain, The Spectator wrote: “After five centuries, religious war has returned to England”. The reference is to 1535, when Thomas More was executed for his Catholic beliefs. Tim Farron, a British MP and party leader of the Liberal Democrats who, after refusing for several days to state whether he considers homosexual sex a sin, and gave ambiguous answers on abortion, was not brought to the Tower of London for a public execution. However, almost 500 years after More, Farron saw his political career sacrificed on an almost identical ideological altar as More.

Farron resigned his position as party leader with a dramatic speech. The Daily Mail condemned the “liberal fascism” of the “moral pygmies”. The progressive New Statesman headlined its story on Farron’s resignation as the “decline of liberalism”. Farron said: “We are kidding ourselves if we think we yet live in a tolerant, liberal society”.

  • Alain

    The return of tyranny to the West, but it is not by tyrannical kings or queens, it is by the cultural marxists/globalists. It isn’t restricted to the UK either.

  • Dana Garcia

    Left elites are tired because utopia isn’t happening yet, despite all their marxist efforts.

    • Jabberwokk

      “So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other
      civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from
      without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers
      at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with
      facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all
      at the public expense. Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself,
      creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability
      out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania,
      himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city
      tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous,
      labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until
      at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and
      drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over–a weary, battered old
      brontosaurus–and became extinct.”

      Malcolm Muggeridge,

      Vintage Muggeridge: Religion and Society

  • Millie_Woods

    Enoch Powell got the same treatment 50 years ago. The English are voting themselves out of existence, death by democracy.

    • LairdKintyre

      Enoch Powell. There was a Great Man. He could’ve been one of the greatest British PMs. Up there with Churchill himself

  • Hard Little Machine

    Maybe. But is that entirely terrible?