Nostalgie De La Boue

Egalitarianism was on full display on New Year’s Eve when in a premeditated attack a middle aged female police officer was stomped and kicked around by scores of “French youths” in Paris. If you read that sentence, and immediately have some imagery in your mind, be assured that you are correct in every guess that you have just made. The video is all over the internet, uploaded by the same people who committed this atrocity against a poor woman who perhaps had no idea what she was getting into.

Attacks against the police are quite common in Western Europe. Readers will remember when a couple of French police officers were burned alive in their cars. This time the police were called to a “premeditated lynching”. Monsieur Macron has described it as an attack against the French Republic. That maybe so. We are all waiting to see how the Republic cracks down on these animals. Given the Republic’s history with Calais migrants, I can’t say I am very hopeful.

There are two important things to note here, which although provocative, will possibly not be mentioned much in the media. You will not find such attacks happening in Russia or Eastern Europe or China or India. You will rarely find a female officer patrolling Russian, Polish or Hungarian streets, and never in thuggish neighbourhoods. Risking the lives of vulnerable police officers is a uniquely Western European syndrome resulting from the comical absurdity of having gender quotas in the police or the military. There is a video of three female officers failing to subdue a lone skinny migrant in Sweden. That’s taxpayer funded salary for three officers for a job one beefy football defender without any combat training could possibly do.

The idea of justice in West Europe, especially in France, Scandinavia and Germany, and increasingly in Britain has moved from the conservative concept of punitive deterrence to liberal human rights based rehabilitation. Instead of a uniform which will install a sense of authority and fear police go about usually in couples, men and women, wearing cartoonish fluorescent coloured vests and baseball caps. Most of them are not allowed to shoot, even when they can nominally carry firearms, given their stifling bureaucratic engagement rules, for it will be called racist, sexist or elitist, if they do. As a result, Western Europe and Britain turns increasingly lawless. Criminals, irrespective of their race, social background, or class, don’t fear police anymore.

This is what a British, ‘nominally’ conservative government is also trying. The closet liberals in the Tory party are trying to neuter policing along Euro-Scandi lines. The Met Police are giving up on small crimes like mugging, assault and public order crimes such as shop-lifting. The reasons given are funding cuts and budget constraints. That is a bald-faced lie, to put it charitably. The entire ad-nauseam argument of “budget constraints” would sound more credible when the British police stop spending millions on race relations campaigns, or prancing around in nail-polish to promote LGBT rights, or monitoring “online hate-speech”. It’s not the primary job of a police force to wear rainbow coloured tiaras and march for equality, noble though the cause might arguably be. Their primary job is to chase and baton roadside druggies and muggers, and haul them up for good. The result is evident in the spike in murder rate and knife crimes. The liberals in United States are trying hard to imitate this too, with their near constant anti-police rhetoric, but it is heartening to see that at least the American police and broader society by and large continues to be unsentimental and conservative about such hippie gibberish. It is hard to imagine an American female police officer being curb-stomped by a feral savage mob, without any return shots being fired. Hopefully that continues. Human rights are supposed to be for humans.

There is another angle to it however. For that one needs to go back to the grand old man of Conservatism. In what society do hundreds of men stand and watch and video a woman being kicked around by scores of youth? We are used to seeing videos like this in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Mexico, but France? This future was already predicted by Edmund Burke in a relatively obscure letter on the Death of Marie Antoinette.

“…little did I dream that I should have lived to see such disasters fallen upon her, in a nation of gallant men, in a nation of men of honor, and of cavaliers! I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards, to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult.

But the age of chivalry is gone; that of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded, and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever. Never, never more, shall we behold that generous loyalty to rank and sex, that proud submission, that dignified obedience, that subordination of the heart, which kept alive, even in servitude itself, the spirit of an exalted freedom!”

Indeed. As the post-modern society desensitises difference, and forces egalitarianism on its citizens, the only logical endgame is anarchy. In a jungle, there’s no equality, and the brutes rule.


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13 Comments on Nostalgie De La Boue

  1. I thought that the police’s job was to enforce the law, but all I hear nowadays from Chief Constables and senior officers is that their primary role is public safety. Since when and who decided that.

    Public safety encompasses much more than than simply enforcing the law. For instance, they can move you along from a place simply by saying that its for your own safety or that they don’t want you to watch something. What on earth has that got to do with enforcing the law. They have expanded their own role unilaterally from a Police Force to a “Police Service” and it’s quite sinister in its all embracing reach.

    • John Clegg, the police have become enforcers of Cultural Marxism, a doctrine that is now enshrined in British law. Any policeman who deviates from the Gramscian dogma is likely to lose his job. If ever I’m a victim of a burglary or assault, I intend to pretend to be a homosexual (because I can’t plausibly pretend to be female, black or Mahometan). It’s my only hope of having my complaint taken seriously.

  2. I am old enough to remember when we regarded the policeman as a friend, a friend in need if a need arose. But that was before political correctness, equality, diversity and form-filling were slid sideways onto the scene. So to whom do we now look for friendly help? And to whom do we now give support in return?

  3. I’m a retired plod, I’ve worked with some very gutsy female officers and ironically been injured working with cowardly male officers. Unfortunately, as old dog fighters knew all too well, “All things being equal in skill, the heavier dog remains on top.”
    The real problem, however, is that if you suffer injury on duty then you stand a good chance of being pensioned off early rather than being retained in a non op role. The more officers see injured colleagues being mistreated and bullied, the less inclined they are to get stuck in

  4. Maybe write not in the key of outrage but in that of thought & thoughtfulness? It’s irritating to be talked to like someone to be stirred up.

    • Should we not be stirred up about these sorts of things? When we start having women that can’t carry a full pack serving in our frontline armed forces because of the need to be politically correct the Chinese, Russians, Indians, Iranians and Saudis will be laughing at our stupidity. The primary job of the government is defence of the realm and maintaining law and order and on both fronts it is letting ideology take precedence over practicality.

  5. Appeasing the Muslims, the feminists, the gays, the lesbians, the liberals, and the BLMs all at once is becoming a full-time occupation.

    The prestigiditation required means thet there is no time or money for more customary occupations such as keeping the peace or maintaining the Armed Forces.

  6. They’re trying to do it to the army as well and force the services to put women in frontline roles, making it easier for them to pass the fitness tests by dumbing them down. I’m too fat and short for such a job and merely accept that’s my lot, but if I were female I guess I should demand it made easier for me… (maybe I’ll claim I am female and sign up).

    A close relative of mine works in a very physically demanding job for a FTSE100 company. They are constantly trying to diversify his male-dominated profession which means they constantly get sent young girls on their apprentice scheme to work with them. Yet they aren’t strong enough to carry the equipment, lack the stamina to work in difficult conditions and they don’t like going to the toilet in the middle of a field in the middle of nowhere. Unsurprisingly few of them last more than 6 months in the job, but the management continue to complain about the lack of diversity.

  7. Superb, Mr Maitra. I look forward to reading more from you …. for as long as you are permitted to voice your opinion and speak the truth.

    I fear that the logical endgame in that regard is not too far off in the distance!

    Happy New Year, although I have a sneaking suspicion that it won’t be.

  8. And what about the hounding of dead politicians with the flimsy evidence of the preposterous “Nick” who cannot be named because he is listed as a “victim”. He is on the international circuit propagating his lies. Thank you Lord Hogan-Hopeless for spending thousands of pounds of tax-payers’ money on wild goose chases, and grudging apologies when no evidence actually discovered.