Britain again. It’s not USA, but it’s a preview of where USA is headed if the totalitarian agenda continues. And of course, wealthy leftist activists can afford to flee the consequences of their actions!

Summarizing a great deal of activity that has happened over the last month or so, here’s where it stands.

Britain already has pretty tight gun control, and the usual US Patriot response to liberals’ calls for gun control is, “What’s next, knife control?” Actually, yes.

Well, Europe is dealing with quite a bit of knife violence. On 18 July, British government announced their proposed solution. KNIFE CONTROL. It’s already illegal in Britain for minors to buy one. But just to be sure, the British government is going to do away with delivery of knives to houses and require that they be purchased in a store. Need a new deer knife this fall? Better get to a store and show ID. And don’t try to buy one for your son, because he’s under age! You know those youths… Boredom, rebellion, someone passes a knife around at a high school party and all of sudden stabbing sprees just happen for no reason.

Oh, and if you’re not buying it for a legitimate purpose, like collecting antiques, then the police can seize it and arrest you. And self-defense is not a legitimate purpose because the politicians insist London is a perfectly safe place to be.

German police are stumped. A man ran into a store and started stabbing folks while yelling, “Allah Akbar!” and the police cannot determine a motive. I’m not sure what the religious equivalent is of color-blind policing, but the Germans have nailed it. After all, it’s not as if anyone who is not a native white male is even capable of hate crimes…right?

The assailant entered the supermarket and stabbed one person, who died at the scene, before fleeing the scene. While on the run, the suspect stabbed and injured four other people.

Officials wrote on Twitter that “the motive and the number of injured persons” were not yet known, but did confirm that “one person died.”

But both German newspaper BILD and a witness to the assault said the man yelled “Allahu Akbar” during the bloody spree. The phrase, Arabic for “God is great,” is  frequently shouted by Islamic extremists before an attack.

Yep, no motive there. Just some crazy guy being crazy. If he was under 18, that might explain something…so the narrative would have us believe.

Meanwhile, the London mayor is taking cue from the British Prime Minister and announcing that the cure to violence is to crack down on free speech.

London’s Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, wants to address rising violence and unrest in the U.K. capital with a campaign of censorship, calling on YouTube to take down videos about gang violence and knife crime.

London is indeed in the midst of a violent crime wave, with knives being the weapon of choice.

Knife crimes have risen by 24 percent over the last year in London, and crime is up in almost every other category as well, according to figures released by the Metropolitan police.

So if a terrorist stabs a man on the street and no one is permitted to report it, did it really happen? Of course not! Probably lies – spread by the mayor’s enemies who don’t want him to get re-elected! Just keep walking and ignore the blood splatters on the sidewalk.

Well, the mayor does say terror attacks are just part and parcel of living in a big city these days…

Why do the London youths say they’re all packing steel? Well, guns are right out, for one thing…

According to a “man on the street,” Wayne, 25, a former gang member, the true cause is the recent influx of migrants from Somalia and the Congo, the Weekly Standard reports.

“In the last 10 years, since the Somalis and the Congolese came to London, they taught us a whole new level of violence,” Wayne said in an interview.

“These people had seen family members mutilated so when they said, ‘I’m gonna smash you up,’ us guys would be shouting, ‘Yo blud, wot you mean?’ and they would just pull out a blade and juk [stab] you in the chest. It upped the speed and level of violence for us British-born guys. We had to arm up to protect ourselves. It created an upward spiral,” Wayne continued.

Hmmm. Apparently, this “British-born guy” would have you believe that those kind, peace-loving economic refugees who grew up amidst brutal genocide in Africa have no problem carving up their neighbors like livestock. Let’s check the narrative… might be white privilege talking, and he’s probably committing thought crime. Pay him no mind.

Will knife control work?

Bayou Renaissance Man has a great observation based on his experience as a prison chaplain.

If criminals can’t get their hands on one tool, they’ll find another.  Witness the recent spate of acid attacks in the UK – a crime that was vanishingly rare until very recently.  I’m willing to bet a large part of it can be laid at the door of ‘knife control’.  Denied access to their former tool of choice, some criminals simply turned to acid instead.  Ban or control acid?  They’ll turn to gasoline, tossing a cupful of it at a passerby, followed by a lighted match.  Ban or control gasoline?  Good luck driving your vehicle!

Prisons are one of the most rigidly controlled environments in human society, an authoritarian’s wet dream;  but even there, knife regulations, even total bans, don’t work.  I’ve worked in prisons, and recovered so-called ‘shanks‘ from inmates and their cells.  They make their knives out of toothbrush handles, bits of wire, stolen air-conditioning vent covers . . . anything they can find.  We had to order feeding trays and drinking ‘glasses’ for the inmates made out of a specially brittle plastic, that would break up rather than take an edge if you tried to sharpen it.  I’ve seen a very deadly shank, used in a prison murder, that was made out of an eight-inch length of rebar.  The convict stole the metal from a work site within the prison, then spent close to a year rubbing it furtively against concrete, bricks, and other masonry every opportunity he got – except in his cell, of course, where the damage might have led to a search.  After a lot of hard work, his rusty bit of scrap steel had a deadly sharp point on it . . . as one of his prison enemies found out to his (terminal) cost.

Oh well. The London mayor has that covered with his crackdown on free speech. If no one can report crime then it must not be happening. Besides, sounds like that prison just needed some rebar control regulations. Maybe toothbrush control, too. Then the prison would have been like this fictional utopia:

Wait! Isn’t that mermaid thing a liberal professor at NYU? [Don’t click unless you have a strong stomach.]

And speaking of acid…

Pass the Beer, Pass the Acid?

Back on 14 July as a man drove about sloshing high strength acid in people’s faces, London decided they need some controls for that too.

Ministers are coming under pressure to tighten the laws on the sale and possession of acid and other corrosive substances amid growing fears they have become the “weapon of choice” of teenagers.

The Home Office said on Friday evening it was urgently working on an action plan to curb the use of acid, including restricting its sale to under-18s.

Campaigners told The Telegraph that crime gangs were switching to acid and ammonia because laws had been tightened on possession of knives.

Sulphuric acid at 91 per cent strength can be bought cheaply over the counter in shops and DIY stores as a drain unblocker. There is no age restriction for those buying it. Ammonia is similarly available.

Well there you go. Just more of those wily youths. Trying to show how grown up they are by smoking cigarettes, drinking beer underage, and sloshing sulfuric acid in strangers’ faces.

NPR wants you to know that this is nothing new.

NPR suggests that “Acid attacks in the UK actually date back to before Victorian times,” citing a case dating from 1831 in which a domestic servant poured acid on a colleague while they were sleeping.

There. See? Old British tradition. Those wacky Brits have been doing this to each other for over a century.

Although such incidents were not unknown historically, they were until recently considered rare and shocking crimes, and dealt with harshly — the servant in the aforementioned case was sentenced to be hanged.

Punishment is now much less severe, with David Phillips, who blinded and seriously disfigured Andreas Christopheros in 2015, being handed a sentence of just 16 years, with eligibility for parole after eight.

Might want to forget you just read that. It violates the narrative.

While perpetrators are not confined to any one community, between 2011 and 2016 attacks in London tended to be concentrated in areas which have experienced high levels of immigration.

Newham, Barking and Dagenham, and Tower Hamlets — all of which are minority White British — topped the list for total attacks in the period:

Woah. That really breaks narrative. Just. Can’t. Even. If you’re not a red-blooded patriot with functioning brain and needed a trigger warning before reading that hate speech, you’re welcome to find yourself a special snowflake safe-space with coloring books.

Because it’s not like this is part of life for all those new arrivals from places like this:

[2015] At least 160 women have been attacked this year alone in Pakistan, and one women recounts her story of how she was left in agony after being attacked- for being a rape victim.

Remember, diversity is London’s strength…and, um, what’s that US Marine saying?

Ooh-rah, DevilDog!

Kind of Darwinian, though. Maybe this refugee immigration plan is like a soft version of the eugenics the liberals tried back in the 1920’s.

No Consequences

Couldn’t let you go with this parting shot.

 

George Clooney, virtue-signaling pro, boosting German Chancellor Merkel, circa FEB2016.

[12 FEB 2016]

A beleaguered Angela Merkel got unexpected A-list backing for her controversial refugee policy yesterday (FRI) in the shape of actor George Clooney and his wife, Amal.

The Hollywood actor and his wife, a human rights lawyer, took time off from promoting his film Hail, Caesar! at the Berlinale film festival to meet with the German chancellor at his own request.

“What we were there to do was to talk about how best we can help,” Mr Clooney told Germany’s ZDF television after a half-hour meeting at the chancellor’s office in Berlin.

The star gave Mrs Merkel some much-needed public support over her “open-door” refugee policy, which has seen her domestic approval ratings plummet since 1.1m asylum-seekers arrive in Germany last year.

July 7, 2017 saw the following update:

George Clooney. He’s been a fierce critic of President Donald Trump and his plan to build a border wall. But the actor has decided to move his wife Amal and their newborn twins Ella and Alexander back to Los Angeles because of security concerns at his England estate, according to a report in Life & Style magazine.

The 56-year-old Oscar-winner will move back to his mansion in Studio City, California — which features a nice big wall. Some of his security advisers decided his 17th century mansion in Sonning, England, was not secure enough.
Wow, it must be great to be rich enough to never have to stick around and endure the consequences of epically stupid policy moves you agitated for.
Meanwhile, the rest of those European serfs, especially the British peasants, can comfort themselves at night knowing that their leaders were on the right side of history or something, when they brought this about:

“At least the history books can’t call us racist…”

Message for America

We’ve not reached London levels of leftist insanity yet, but many of our big cities are fighting to be first in line. And ever since the World Wars, when America follows in Europe’s footsteps, we do it ten times better too.

Do you want to be in the big cities when acid catches on amongst your locals?

Time to FLEE THE CITY and move the the American Redoubt!