As London Brexits, Will it Become Caracas?

The always thoughtful, and pessimistic, Theodore Dalrymple– the pen name of a British writer named Anthony Daniels — paints a gloomy view of Britain’s future in this piece for Law and Liberty. His theme is the creeping acceptance of statism in Britain — a process ongoing since the Brits chucked Churchill out on his ear in 1945 — and the concomitant loss of thrift, ambition, and desire for achievement that inevitably attend “socialization.”

  • andycanuck

    Is that a typo of Karachi?

  • Brett_McS

    My comment at the site:

    I don’t imagine that moral revivals come out of thin air. A moral sense is required to navigate cruel reality, but the state has stepped in – with our permission – to guard us from reality. We can pretend that the welfare system has made old fashioned notions such as “he who does not work shall not eat” redundant. But they aren’t redundant; we’ve just been keeping them at bay by eating the seed corn and the reckoning will come, as Kipling predicted. With the state nanny removed the old virtues will revive – of necessity – although many people will not survive.

    The possibility of Nanny State bowing out seemed highly unlikely – the swamp would rather everyone die than lose its power – but with things such as crypto currency coming onto the scene perhaps the swamp will lose its power to create money out of thin air, and if that were to happen it would have to *gasp* provide value for money like everyone else. That would be the end of Nanny.

    • Shebel

      GOOD point.
      The Crooks have made crypto currency Legit.
      They get to make transactions that the fucking Liberals never dreamt was possible.

  • UCSPanther

    Well, Britain already is in a state of anarcho-tyranny, where the law-abiding are forced to live under a stifling PC tyranny, while brigands and other criminal scum can do whatever they want.

    Going the way of Latin America’s (or Pakistan’s) worst cities would not be much of a change…