Posted by: CS | May 16, 2011

Dying for political correctness

By CanSpeccy

Britain’s Sellerfield nuclear
fuels processing plant

According to this news report, five men whose actions aroused suspicion outside Britain’s Sellafield nuclear plant were arrested on Monday, May 2.

The five men, who all live in London and are of Bangladeshi origin, were detained just hours after Mr. bin Laden’s death was announced.

According to the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC), which polices Britain’s nuclear facilities, the men were stopped as part of a routine patrol near the perimeter of the Sellafield plant and were “unable to give a satisfactory account of their actions.” They were arrested under the Terrorism Act and questioned, then released without charge. …

How does Britain’s politically correct, white liberal-left respond? If former UK Ambassador Craig Murray’s comment is indicative, they respond with a frenzied bout of self-hating racism.

Thus, writes Murray, in a blog post entitled UK State Racial Hate Machinery Grinds On:

The five young men arrested for daring to be brown-skinned in Cumbria (aka behaving suspiciously near Sellafield nuclear plant) have all been released without charge – and had not, contrary to MSM lies, been taking photographs of the plant.

So Murray is asserting that “to be brown-skinned in Cumbria” is to be the target of “The UK State Racial Hate Machinery.” He also asserts that the MSM provided a lying justification for the arrests, i.e., that the men were taking photographs of the Sellerfield plant. However, Murray cites no such MSM report but links to another of his own blog posts, luridly entitled UK State Terror Resurgent, in which it is stated that the men were arrested for “possibly taking photographs of the Sellafield nuclear power station.”

So Murray proves himself to be a liar and an incompetent one at that. But his purpose is clear.

You are to believe that some white British cops (Were they white? No one seems to have reported that, but Murray’s account is clearly intended to leave one in no doubt that they were white and that, by definition therefore, they were white supremacist racists) seeing a bunch of colored fellows decide to have some fun by arresting them and giving them a hard time.

But there is nothing in the news reports to justify such an account. The police appear to have acted appropriately in accordance with legislation intended to protect Britain and neighboring countries from sabotage at a plant that stores one hundred thousand kilograms of plutonium: enough to build thousands of Nagasaki-sized fission bombs; and enough of one of the most toxic substances known to man to cause, in the event of a 9/11-style terrorist attack, the greatest man-made catastrophe in the history of the world.

Let me say that again. The plant stores one hundred thousand kilograms of plutonium: enough to build thousands of Nagasaki-sized fission bombs; and enough of one of the most toxic substances known to man to cause, in the event of a 9/11-style terrorist attack, the greatest man-made catastrophe in the history of the world.

And it’s not difficult to envisage how such a catastrophe could be engineered. A shoulder-launched missile or a hijacked plane used as a missile could create a cloud of radioactive dust sufficient to make most of Britain, Europe and the Northern hemisphere uninhabitable — for all time.

The real evil that should be the focus of any radical account of this incident is the existence of the Sellerfield plant, which through its normal operations has polluted the Arctic Ocean, destroyed Norway’s lobster fishery, made the Irish Sea one of the most radioactive bodies of water in the World, and deposited plutonium in children’s teeth across the British Isles.

We’ve just seen how, at Fukushima, the Japanese have made a substantial area of their country uninhabitable and the Pacific Ocean radioactive through the poor design and insane placement of nuclear facilities. The British need to understand that Sellerfield poses a threat vastly greater than Fukushima.

To pretend that the arrest, questioning and prompt release of five men on suspicion of planning a horrendous act of terrorism was motivated by racism is contemptible. Whether the decision to make the arrests was based in part on racial profiling is uncertain, but if it was, so what? Under the circumstances, racial profiling would appear to have been entirely appropriate. After all, by Murray’s own account, 9/11 was exclusively the work of brown men.

But Murrray, apparently, is ready to die for political correctness, and ready to take the country with him.

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Responses

  1. These five innocent people could have been questioned under more normal police procedures. But no, they were arrested without warrant under the UK’s very draconian anti-terrorist legislation under which they could be held without charge for a whopping 28 days, and subjected to measures that a serial killer would not be subjected to. Because this anti-terrorist legislation is so draconian, the arresting officer legally has to have good reason to believe that they were terrorists – and it seems to me that he/she didn’t. I don’t think it’s Political Correctness to say bluntly – these innocent people’s civil liberties were unnecessarily abused.Like you I want to be protected from terrorism; but surely this is most likely achieved where our security personnel are competent rather than officious. I think Craig Murray makes a good point; it’s important that minorities feel they are treated equally and not be stereotyped so that they will buy-in to the system.

  2. Hi Rod, "under which they could be held without charge for a whopping 28 days"But the weren't held for 28 days. They were held until the police were satisfied of their innocence, which took only several days. As for their being "subjected to measures that a serial killer would not be subjected to" you might be more specific. But in any case, Anyone plotting to disperse one hundred thousand kilograms of plutonium in the atmosphere, is not a serial killer but a genocidal maniac with a good plan for fulfilling their dream. When you say "I want to be protected from terrorism; but surely this is most likely achieved where our security personnel are competent rather than officious" you imply that in this case the Civil Nuclear Constabulary members involved were officious rather than competent. But there is no evidence in the news reports that this was the case. But even if they were officious and incompetent, it does not warrant Craig Murray's repeated and unsubstantiated claims of racism.You say "It’s important that minorities feel they are treated equally and not be stereotyped so that they will buy-in to the system" but there is nothing in the news reports to suggest that any minority was not treated equally. Even if those arrested were arrested on the basis of racial profiling, it does not mean that they were treated unequally. If justified by the circumstances, for example fear of a possible crime of white racism, it would be justifiable for white suspects to be racially profiled. And as for immigrant minorities "buying into the system," they damn well better. As an immigrant here in your country of Canada, that is something that I have been well aware of for the last 45 years.

  3. I too am concerned about the likelihood of terrorism at a nuclear plant, and hope that they are indeed secure. Certainly the Japanese disaster should give us all food for thought. But look at 9/11. What amazes me is that with all the massive security resources that were available in the US that 9/11 could happen at all. It seems to me that it’s easy for security services to target and bully innocent minorities, not so easy to catch or stop real terrorists. People don't understand that a loud, abusive, in your face, security service is not a usually a sign of competence but of incompetence. Frankly, my own experience of MI5/6 in the UK and CSIS in Canada may bias my viewpoint. As you know I have made well-witnessed complaints against these organizations that are a lot more serious than Craig’s allegations of their racism. For example on a BC Site:http://mostlywater.org/former_csis_chief_admits_torture_0I do agree that immigrants have a responsibility to try and fit in; but mainstream society also has a responsibility to help them which one doesn’t do by racial profiling. Think of CSIS’s very own Grant Bristow who did more than anybody to promote neo-Nazism in Canada. The plain fact is that it is all too easy to pick on minorities.

  4. Rod,You say"People don't understand that a loud, abusive, in your face, security service is not a usually a sign of competence but of incompetence."But there is no evidence that the Civil Nuclear constabulary acted in a "loud, abusive, in your face" manner.And there is no evidence in the news reports that the Civil Nuclear Constabulary acted illegally or with racist intent.You talk of racial profiling, but we have no evidence that this occurred. Moreover, where the apprehended danger is great, racial profiling is a legitimate method of identifying possible threats and is not motivated by racism. It constitutes the application of logic in a difficult and dangerous situation, and if it inconveniences anyone by virtue of their racial identity, that is unfortunate, but the price any citizen should be prepared to pay for national security.The fact that security services can fail, or that they can act badly is irrelevant to the truth of my assertion that Craig Murray has made repeated baseless charges of racism against the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.Neither Murray nor anyone commenting on his blog has provided the slightest evidence to justify Murray's allegations of racism, which appear, therefore, best understood as a sly expression of a racist attitude toward either white police officers or white people in general.

  5. Re: Rod,"it’s important that minorities feel they are treated equally and not be stereotyped so that they will buy-in to the system."I think it's important that they are not treated equally. The current "immigrants" to Europe are not there to "fit in". They are there to take over. Whey should indigenous Europeans worry about their conquerers comfort?

  6. People migrate because they can, and because they see it as a way of bettering their lot in life.If they migrate in accordance with the law and become loyal and productive members of the society in which they go to live, they should not be punished for doing so. But there are many who migrate illegally. That most European states are remarkably feeble in their efforts to stem this tide and to expel the illegals who get through, leaves no room for doubt about the complicity of the ruling elite in genocide: the swamping by highly philoprogenitive immigrants of a bullied, spied upon, and demoralized indigenous population whose reproductive capacity has been driven by economic oppression far below the replacement rate. There are also legal migrants like these who are not loyal to the society in which they have come live. Yet in many European states such people are given every encouragement to pursue their settler agenda. For example by the appointment of the the Islamo-supremacist Shahid Makik to a cabinet job in the Government of Tony Blair. The challenge for the people of Europe is to destroy a treasonous elite before that elite destroys them. The chances that the people will succeed seems poor indeed.

  7. More briefly, I am saying the moneyed elite are happy to trash their own people for the sake of cheap labor. As George Bush the elder put it, speaking of illegal immigration: "It solves the servant problem."


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