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June 20, 2013


Hopi Sen

and umm, I was taking the mick out of this, too


Luis Enrique

I see Hopi has alerted you already - so there, we go: Reality is stranger than fiction. Or something.

Ralph Musgrave

The fact that “culture is what you don’t notice” helps explain the political left’s enthusiasm for importing Islam to the UK. Islam includes wondrous cultural practices like killing the cartoonists and authors you don’t like. Now that’s “new” and “modern” (favourite Tony Blair words).

In contrast, in the UK and the West we have boring old established cultural practices like free speech, democracy, the rule of law, etc. But the left “don’t notice free speech” or its merits: it’s been part of our culture for too long. So if you don’t like what an author or cartoonist says: just kill ‘em. Or if there is some political party you don’t like, do what Hitler did: physically break up their meetings. That’s what the left did to a UKIP meeting in Edinburgh recently.

In the words of Elvis Presley, “You don’t know what you’ve got until you lose it.”

Of course I’m exaggerating to make a point, but there is a point there – no?

Mike Killingworth

Your penultimate word should be "where" not "what".


Interestingly the political right and centre are more than happy to see Islamism spread to Syria and Libya.

But anyway the following from Ralph is simply bollocks and should not be taken as anything other than an attempt at brainwashing, which is an interesting method of argumentation for someone so concerned with democratic values:

"the political left’s enthusiasm for importing Islam to the UK".


The quote, by the way, is from "You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)" (1961) by Ral Donner. Elvis never recorded the song.

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