The Daily Telegraph
Re: Was Enoch Powell right?
Date: Saturday 19 April 08
response to piece by Simon Heffer on the occasion of the 40th
anniversary of Enoch Powell's "Rivers of Blood" speech.
Link to article and thread, where you will not find my contribution, since it wasn't published . . . . (?)
Simon, when you say that mass immigration was aimed at "deliberately destroying our national identity", I can confirm that it has certainly had that effect on me, who now sees himself first and foremost as a "native" Englishman, Briton and European, but I don't think it was deliberate.
I think it was the consequence of a racial ideology, the exact, but equally extreme, opposite of Nazi racial ideology, the horrors of which, of course, it was initially a response to.
It is an ideology which says that "race does not exist", or in so far as it cannot be denied, is of no social significance whatsoever, except to "racists". It elevated "colour-blindness" (non-awareness of ethnic differences) to the highest moral virtue, which the churches and political left, in particular, always in search of some "moral high ground" on which to base their own moral authority (and superiority), embraced, both well-meaningly and self-servingly, maintaining that any other attitude would put us on a slippery slope back to Auschwitz.
And with the real horrors of Nazi racial ideology still such a recent memory, no one dared make a stand against it. Anyone who did was simply condemned and dismissed as a "racist", as some (adding credibility to the claim) no doubt actually were.