Apologies in advance, I just got in from a crap day and I am faced with Rotherham. There is some swearing later in this article. Nothing fancy in this post, this is a rant to get it off my chest.
I’m sure you have all heard about the truly appalling situation that took place in Rotherham. So many victims, so many years. Yet no one is to blame. No one is at fault. No one is accountable
How does this come to pass, how is it that hundreds of social services, police, council members and others turned a blind eye to this year after year after year.
Normally I try to let people form their own opinions, today I’m going to give you mine.
Where does the blame for this lie, who is guilty. We are, we as a nation are. Every man and woman who continues to sut quietly and turn a blind eye to corruption, abuse, bribery, criminal act after criminal act and more. Every one of us who says its just political correctness, shrug and walk away. Every one of us who stands back and lets our politicians drag the entire nation, our entire society from the Britain of my childhood into the stinking morass that it is today.
A nation where the political leadership is honest, fair and just, where the leaders and people in power hold to honour and integrity, where those in authority are worthy of the power they are entrusted with, such a nation is very unlikely to become corrupt.
Any sign of corruption, of abuse, of social destruction, these would be noticed and stopped. Because those in power are not like that and do not want to let things like that happen.
But in a nation where it is the politicians who are corrupt and lack honour, where it is the leaders who are the criminals, where those in power are the abusers, such a nation with inevitably become corrupt and cruel as those who lead provide an example and not only prevent corruption lower down but actually encourage it.
Many in the press and the media are loudly demanding people be punished and individuals are busy proclaiming how it was not their fault, it was the system. A systemic failure. But where does the system come from, who impose it upon us.
That would be our leaders, our politicians.
Can anyone honestly blame a social services oik for refusing to investigate a report from a twelve year old that she is being raped by grown men on a regular basis when the that person will be punished more for highlighting a Pakistani or a Muslim for such an act than the rapist would be punished for committing the act.
The police, the social services, children’s support groups. All received reports, all were contacted and asked for help. They all passed these reports up. And this is where the wall stood.
The wall that block all investigations where the abuser was a minority or a politician or went to the right school or knew the right people. The wall that existed AND STILL EXISTS across our society today. The wall that our leaders and politicians continue to maintain, protecting their own regardless of the consequences to the victims.
Where did the abomination that is political correctness come from, where did diversity and multi culturalism come from. Where did our society get the idea, no not the idea, the official enforcement, of the situation where a persons ethic background, culture or skin colour made then immune to British law and cultural standards.
Where did we get to the point where the very laws that exist to protect us cease to apply if the aggressor is protected by some political view or another.
The clue is in the Title. POLITICAL correctness.
No one dared to speak because the rapists were Pakistani, no one dared to investigate because the terrorists were Muslim, no one dared to enforce the law because the abusers were Politicians and MPS.
No one dared to challenge Cyril Smith because he was a powerful MP, no one dared to speak out against senior politicians who were members of an organisation called The Paedophile Information Exchange, many MPs and politicians actively covered up the mass abuse of young boys and girls by MPs just because the abusers were MPS. Any attempt to investigate this organisation and its membership is denied and blocked by senior MPs on all sides because many of them were guilty or associated with them.
Is it any wonder that Rotherham turned a blind eye. How many other councils have done the same. What do they do, who do they go to, social services and police managers see that their leaders and the politicians themselves are doing exactly the same thing or covering up for colleagues who are doing it. So how can we expect those managers to act when they would be going against the very government and political structure. There is no higher authority to appeal to when the MPS in your own government are covering up the abuse carried out by MPS.
The names of celebrities who behaved inappropriately decades ago and are now being tried and punished are in the news frequently. Where are the names of the politicians who are guilty of the same crimes, where are the arrests, where are the trials. A number of high profile celebrities are accused and punished in the full light of the media, a number of MPS and retired ministers are accused and the whole thing is silenced.
The corruption starts at the top and works its way down.
When people ask why young British men join terrorist organisations to fight what they see as corruption and tyranny we are asked why the cast aside British values. What British values. Our political leaders are amongst the most corrupt and criminal in our society, they enforce policies where it is actually wrong to try and encourage people living here to adopt British values and become part of the British culture.
Come from some third world shit hole where abuse and crime is rampant and human rights are a joke, hey, continue to act that way here because no one will stop you, you are an ethnic minority.
Fair play, honesty, what quaint old fashioned ideas, our politicians don’t bother with that sort of thing anymore so those who do still follow those old British ideas are a steadily shrinking group.
People rightly want this to be resolved and to not happen again.
But to prevent this from repeating endlessly we need to deal with the cause and not the side effects, We need to deal with the people who are truly creating the attitude that says turning a blind eye is acceptable, we need to deal with the people who have imposed political correctness on us and who have worked so hard to make corruption, greed, dishonesty and every form of crime so acceptable.
If we want to stop this happening again the first people we need to haul before the spot lights, drag into the courts, try and if found guilty drop into the darkest, most unpleasant prison in the land, are the politicians who are guilty of the same crimes and the politicians who are guilty of actively covering up such crimes.
The system is at fault, so we need to fix the system, not with tweaks and with sound bikes and a bunch of American business speak changes to policy.
We need to shake up the whole thing.
You cannot treat a victim for poison while the snake is still biting him, in the case of our society that victim is us and the snake is far too many of our politicians.
Want to stop this happening again, put the fear of honest investigation, honest trial and honest punishment into the black hearts of the corrupt, self serving and abusive bastards that are our politicians.
Only once our leaders are honest and fair can we prevent this from happening again.
How long Till ISIS / IS Have an Air Force to go With Their Battalions of Tanks, Armoured Vehicles and Artillery.
Again these are Russian built systems, tough, easy to use, easy to learn and trained crewmen are all across the middle east so IS should have no difficulty with finding people who have joined them and can train others how to shoot down aircraft.
They may not be as technologically advanced as most Western systems, but they are still frighteningly effective, after all Turkey used NATO standards and Syria still shot one of their aircraft down.
If the US slows its airstrikes over concern for ground based anti aircraft attacks IS will resume its advances, at present the only thing that has enabled the Kurds to hold or to make limited counterattacks is the airstrikes and the massive confidence boost that the US is now helping them.
If the airstrikes stop, or worse IS move more of those captured tanks into Iraq the Kurds are unlikely to hold. They may be motivated and willing to fight but they are significantly out equipped in this war.
Reports of Kurdish fighters having to buy their own ammunition do nothing to dispel the gloom over the difference between the two forces.
What happens next?
Well the situation is slowly getting worse. Not just in military terms but in the far more damaging areas of perception and reputation.
The west has demonstrating again and again that it is happy to meddle and overthrow governments here and dictators there but the massive deployments of force we saw crushing Saddam are a thing of the past.
This is seen and understood.
The west may create chaos but it is very reluctant to clean up its own mess afterwards. Groups that thrive in this chaos can rise to prominence with little fear of opposition from the west which is war weary, fed up of its own warmongering political class and increasingly looking at budgets and costs to limit involvements.
The west always seems to find the money to bomb some government out of existence but helping to establish a stable and peaceful nation afterwards, nope.
So the likes of IS are able to thrive and grow, Each victory increases their reputation and brings more recruits and more support. They are getting rich by selling Syrian and Iraqi oil to middle men who promptly sell the black gold to the west. Western money is buying weapons and vehicles that end up being used by IS forces to expand yet more.
Each day that passes makes the perception of IS strength greater and makes the perception of western weakness more widespread. The situation in the Ukraine adds to this, it is not Russia that is seen as a toothless old bear, it is the US and the western powers who are now seen as the old lions, to feeble to do anything.
The possibility exists that the Islamic State will become permanent simply because the west is not prepared to clean up its own mess. Boko Haram in Africa have already claimed that they are now an Islamic state, others will follow the example of IS, the Far East will be next.
If Assad falls Syria will either become a part of a permanent Islamic State or collapse into the same chaos as Libya. Either way will be a blood bath. If the Kurdish state falls IS will be on the borders of Turkey. If the remains of Iraq fall IS will be facing Iran. IS is a crusader state, a Jihad of conquest, it is run publicly by fanatics who are following the word of god to carve out an Islamic state and they will slaughter anyone who gets in the way.
Once they have beaten their current enemies the Islamic state will look for new enemies, top of that list will be Iran and Turkey with the Lebanon being a light snack and then Jordan and Saudi Arabia will be next to be converted or else.
The west did much to created this mess and now has no options left but to arm those fighting against IS. Assad will become an ally, Iraq and the Kurdish state will be the more or less permanent front lines. Thousands of fanatics and jihadists will be drawn there, to fight and to die and to learn how to spread terror.
If the west does nothing, does not arm those fighting IS, then they will fall and the Islamic state will spread and grow.
NATO may be huffing and puffing about the Russian brick outhouse but that is just hot air, Turkey is a NATO member. If nothing is done, a year or two from now IS could be attacking Turkey and NATO would have no option but to react, Article five leaves no grounds for confusion, an attack on any NATO member is an attack on ALL NATO members.
A few years from now NATO could be at war in the south.
Will it come to that, perhaps, perhaps not. Things change and politicians change as often as the wind. Last year the West was all for bombing Assad so the rebels could take over Syria, now many of those rebels are IS and we may well end up allied with Assad against them.
Politics makes strange bed fellows, unfortunately those politicians seldom bother to think beyond the now to consider the implications of what they do. There is no simple solution. This war will continue for a decade and the hatred will last two generations.
The west is reduced to deciding what does the least harm, we have destroyed our own peaceful options and reduced the situation to how many or how few fight and die.
We made this mess worse and now we find ourselves unwilling to clean up after ourselves.
My how the mighty have fallen.