Saturday, August 27, 2011

Melting Pot Hegemony

Mark Steyn:
My previous book was famously “alarmist” (and so no doubt is my new one), but, if you’re disinclined to meet me halfway in my demographic analysis, try the United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics:
He then quotes not the UK's Office of National Statistics but a nitwit named Damian Thompson writing for the Torygraph whose reading of the ONS statistics must have resulted in many filled diapers. Steyn ends:
For my own part, I’d bet that many parts of mid-century Britain will be a violent, brutish, Balkanized ruin. Let’s meet for lunch circa 2035 and see who’s right.
Now, the funny part is that Steyn excerpted a bunch of the panic from Thompson's column, but not the salient comparison:
The colour of people’s skins isn’t the problem, of course. The danger lies in a clash of ethnic and religious cultures against a background of broken families. London is already well on the way to turning into a US city, with sprawling black ghettos and a semi-invisible network of foreign white gangs: organised crime from Eastern Europe, one of the most powerful forces in the world today, has only just begun to flex its muscles in Britain.
Surely nobody in their right mind would want their city to be a US city, where meeting for lunch even now is impossible.

17 comments:

mikey said...

Well, first, Steyn's an idiot.

But US cities ARE, generally speaking, pretty ugly places. Awash in guns and drugs, underfunded with sick and desperate homeless and crumbling infrastructure, the nightly body count is heart rending, even more so by it's horrific wasteful unnecessity.

With a revolving door to the worlds largest prison system, no jobs or support for released felons, plenty of guns and drugs and plenty of REAL criminal organizations to embrace the disaffected and predatory, we probably have to admit that in the current economic and political realities, we're seeing them at the very best they're going to be for a long time...

vacuumslayer said...

That settles it. I'm hiring mikey to be a motivational speaker at my next Winning the Future conference.

Smut Clyde said...

a background of broken families

One might wonder how this comes into the Torygraph columnist's analysis of Romanian / Serbian emigre gangs. Except he mentions "sprawling black ghettos" and his mental macro automatically filled in the rest of the trope.

Never mind that this is London where ghettos don't "sprawl", they go upwards in tower blocks. Or that the Afro-Caribbean population is not particularly prone to broken families. Forget it, Jake, it's Clichetown.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Did somebody say Mark, the Human Steyn?

Above, we see Steyn delivering what R. Porrofatto called "his smoldering 'I want to fuck me, too' look," while Tina was moved to declare it: "Hands down the most 'Shouldn't I be on the cover of GQ?' pose I've ever seen from someone not on the cover of GQ."
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Substance McGravitas said...

Mikey, American cities are the greatest places in the world. That's why Steyn looooooves America.

mikey said...

I'm sure he'd find enlightenment in Miami or Houston or Memphis or Nashville or Detroit or Hunstsville at night with no job and the eviction notice taking effect on Wednesday...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Sorry, mikey, thundra already Has the position of Minister Of Optmism, and I have been confirmed as Undersecretary For Rays Of Motherfucking Sunshine.

Perhapsnyounwould like to apply a Sherrif of Cheerfulness?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

American cities are pretty livable, mikey.

Itsnthe suburbs that will kill you.

mikey said...

Nightly volumes of gunfire says you are RONG!!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Surely nobody in their right mind would want their city to be a US city, where meeting for lunch even now is impossible.

Hell, roving gangs of babies have taken over the beerhalls of America. HALP!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

of course, the gun-fire environment in the vicinity of mikey's apartment may vary somewhat.

M. Bouffant said...

The 18th Street Gang tagged a cube van & a SUV in front of my bldg. (XVIII!) a couple nights ago, but I still hear more low-flying LAPD helicopters than gun fire, except on New Yr.'s Eve.

There's a 'copter now!

And sirens!

tigris said...

Nightly volumes of gunfire says you are RONG!!

I think you meant FREEDOM BANGS.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The UN is coming for our gunsa!!!
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fish said...

I think mikey is confusing his apartment with the rest of the city.

mikey said...

Please to communitcate with UN and NATO that our weapons are essentially defensive in nature and we wish freedom and peaceful coexisitence on all our fellow human species.

Thank you.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

we wish freedom and peaceful coexisitence on all our fellow human species.

SO WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THAT SPIDER, MIKEY?