In a comment on my post from last night, the British blogger Alien Anthropologist had this to say about the situation in the UK:
Re the British ‘brain drain’: yes, Thatcher reversed that… but Blair has reversed it again, with emigration from Britain reaching record levels in recent years.
Almost every friend who has a high-paid job and useful skills is looking at emigrating from Britain, waiting for their visa, or has already gone, and I’ll be off across the Atlantic myself in a couple of months. I’d add that includes skilled and integrated Muslim friends who have no more desire to stay here than I do; many saw the writing on the wall with the London bombings and I’d hate to see them getting hurt in a backlash against Muslim extremists.
Someone mentioned that one reason people aren’t willing to fight for Britain is because it doesn’t exist anymore, and I’d agree with that; the Britain of 2007 bears little resemblance to the country where I grew up, and almost anything a Briton of 1907 might recognize here has been destroyed by a few decades of ‘progressive’ policies which deliberately set out to do exactly that. Britons fifty years ago were happy to fight for King and Country — as I would have been myself — but few people today are going to fight for Tony Blair and the EU.
It’s no wonder to me that so many would rather abandon the country to its fate in the hope of building something better elsewhere than stay and face generations of work to rebuild what we had not so long ago. I honestly think the wreckers are far too entrenched in every institution in the country for anyone to turn them around through democratic means in less than a couple of generations; even Thatcher’s attempts to do so were wiped out in a few years of Blair’s government.
So, as I see it, the future for Britain is either Islamic rule or civil war, with the latter more likely. Since I don’t fancy either of those options, I’d rather make a stand in a country that still has more options; as mentioned above, while an Islamic Europe would certainly bode poorly for America, don’t underestimate the benefits of having a wide ocean on each side. If America and Canada close their doors to Muslim extremists, they’re not going to be walking or paddling rafts across the Atlantic (on the other hand, they might fly to Mexico and walk across the border).