“Never before in history have our civic institutions laid such emphasis on compassion. The eagerness to show empathy and concern is a central theme of the state, running through everything from the justice system to the Armed Forces.
YOUNG OFFENDERS ARE GIVEN COUNSELLING RATHER THAN PUNISHMENT. OUR TROOPS ARE SENT OVERSEAS, NOT TO FIGHT BUT TO 'WIN HEARTS AND MINDS'. In large swathes of the public sector, the fashionable concept of 'EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE' HAS REPLACED EFFICIENCY AS THE CENTRAL GOAL OF THE WORKFORCE.
Yet IN THE FACE OF THIS SWEEPING TIDE OF OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED BENEVOLENCE, BRITAIN IS INCREASINGLY VIOLENT AND DEGRADED.
'The gentleness of English civilisation is its most marked characteristic,' George Orwell once wrote. HOW HOLLOW THOSE WORDS SOUND TODAY, AS THE SHADOWS OF AGGRESSION AND DISORDER LOOM OVER OUR SOCIETY.
THE 'NICENESS' MOVEMENT IS ACHIEVING THE VERY OPPOSITE OF ITS PROFESSED AIM. THE RELUCTANCE TO PUNISH WRONG-DOERS ALLOWS THEM TO ESCAPE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS, SO DISCIPLINE COLLAPSES AND THUGGERY TRIUMPHS.”Anyone but the PC Crowd, the media darlings, New Labour, the Lib Dems, the Health and Safety Nazis, the bought-and-paid-for jobsworths with gold-plated pensions, the immigrants and the criminals disagree with this?
P.S. Although ‘the eagerness to show empathy and concern is’ most certainly ‘a central theme of the state’, this 'empathy and concern' has never extended far beyond ‘minority’ opinion and want. Wherever the British people have shown too much affinity for their own traditions, heritage and culture they have been aggressively demonised by the politically correct guardians of the ‘empathy and concern‘ theology.
One only has to observe the tight-lipped fury of the PC politician and the spittal-drenched threats of the howling ‘anti-Nazi’ activist when confronted by anything approaching pro-British, Powellian sentiment.
PC Crowd ‘compassion’ is, and always has been, a one way street.