Into shithole status.
“London is a shithole.”
My words to Sky News in January of 2018, when host Gamal Fahnbulleh attempted to shame me on national television for supporting President Donald Trump in his alleged statement about “shithole countries.”
Well, I didn’t actually say “London is a shithole,” I said “London’s turning into a shithole under Sadiq Khan.”
Actor John Cleese – best known for Monty Python and Fawtly Towers – appears to agree with me.
Yeah, he never said “shithole,” but I reckon he meant it.
He tweeted on Thursday: “Some years ago I opined that London was not really an English city any more. Since then, virtually all my friends from abroad have confirmed my observation. So there must be some truth in it… I note also that London was the UK city that voted most strongly to remain in the EU.”
So let us take their points at face value: Cleese and Khan are arguing about London’s culture. It doesn’t take decades of research to recognize what has taken place there due to multiculturalism.
Firstly, crime is at an all time high in London. Gun crime, knife crime, robbery, violent crime in general, rape, burglary, you name it. Is this is a symptom of culture? Certainly. Is it a symptom of imported cultures? Also yes. These increases aren’t predominantly occurring in Greenwich, or Richmond, or Mayfair. They’re happening in what Khan would call London’s most “diverse” neighborhoods (which actually aren’t “diverse” at all – they’re dominated by one or two racial, ethnic, or religious groups).
Nor are the travails of London somehow inculcated within genetic or racial distinctions. Much as Islam’s culture emanates from the Quran and the hadiths, most of London’s problems hail from the cultures people are encouraged by state sponsored multiculturalism to bring with them to Britain.
This isn’t to say London has a plethora of “no go zones” (also the name of my first book, since you’re in a ‘Buy Raheem’ mood). But it is somewhere without one distinct identity anymore, and that is a great shame.
Once identifiable via the British flag, our double-decker red buses, our Black Cabs, our red phone boxes, and our bowler-hatted, bumbershoot carriers, London is now a little of bit of everything and a whole lot of nothing.
Londonistan was lost long ago, and is far too gone now to ever be brought back to anything like its former glory. Traditional Englishters in “Greenwich, or Richmond, or Mayfair” better damned well hope they can find a way to forestall such for themselves, lest they wake up to find London’s self-inflicted, slow-motion suicide occurring in their own environs. Kassam’s closer is priceless:
Maybe some people prefer it that way. An “ever evolving metropolis” that stands absent foundation and blows with the wind.
Okay. If that’s what you want just say so. But don’t blame Cleese and others for pointing out the nation’s capital is unrecognizable from 20 or 30 years ago. Just admit you like shitholes. That’s all.
Heh. Well, they DO, actually. I mean, they must; they seem to create them wherever they go, in every urban metropolis all over the world.