George Santayana penned the brilliant and oft quoted cliché, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” It is a quote that is beaten into the memory banks of every young child–unless you live in England.
England is happily bearing witness to the resurgence of Chamberlain-era appeasement; a foreign policy that allowed Hitler and the fascists decimate Europe and murder millions. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Britons wised up and embraced Winston Churchill’s “never surrender policy.”
England today has reversed this trend, replacing Blair’s struggle against terror with Brown’s surrender to it. This is because the fascist threat that Britain faces today is not a politically correct one. In the wake of the failed terrorist attacks throughout Great Britain, Englishmen have praised Prime Minister Gordon Brown for being “calm about it,” which is apparently preferable to “the abrasiveness of Tony Blair.” No one has yet to comment on the “abrasiveness” of the Muslim doctors that planned these attacks; instead they have only lauded Brown for not referring to the plotters by their religion. Apparently, the British people should be wary of evil doctors, rather than Islamofascist terrorists.
We will see how popular Brown’s “calm and unabrasive” approach to combating Islamofascist terrorism is when they actually succeed. Perhaps Britain will again embrace abrasive war-mongers like Winston Churchill and Tony Blair.