Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Don't Mention...

Writes David Warren:

[T]he two things you never mention in the company of European politicians: the War, and Europe’s Christian heritage. Neither ever happened in the official view of the “new Europe,” and mentioning them is in the poorest possible taste.
Well said. There are, however, three things:
  • The War, World War II that is.
  • Europe's Christian heritage.
  • The virtues of the pre-1914 order.
Since it today is the 62nd anniversary of the signing of the U.N. charter, I will also draw attention to another piece of the article:
It is time people realized that “human rights codes” are a weapon employed by the state to suppress disapproved behaviour by the individual. They cannot be wielded by the individual against the state, as independent civil and criminal courts could be. They are star chambers used, and designed to be used, to mount show trials, in which persons who fail to snap to attention when commissar issues the latest political corrections may be publicly demonized.
Link via The Monarchist.

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