From His Last Bow:

Von Bork laughed. “They are not very hard to deceive,” he remarked. “A more docile, simple folk could not be imagined.”

“I don’t know about that,” said the other thoughtfully. “They have strange limits and one must learn to observe them. It is that surface simplicity of theirs which makes a trap for the stranger. One’s first impression is that they are entirely soft.

Then one comes suddenly upon something very hard, and you know that you have reached the limit and must adapt yourself to the fact.

The Englishman is a patient creature, but at present his temper is a little inflamed, and it would be as well not to try him too far.

On Saturday, there was an incident in our shop – I think it’s written up elsewhere but I can’t find it – and basically, a customer was grumbling about the idiocy which abounds, the PCism, the way “they” can’t get anything right, that those above care nothing for us and so on.  I mentioned that the trick is not to vote for any of them at the next elections.  He said he wasn’t voting but I said no – go and vote but not for any of the big three – that will stop their little game.

“They’re all as bad as each other,” said someone else and at that point, it was obvious that virtually the whole shop had turned and were tuning into this in cold fury.  Not polite interest – cold fury.  Now that was significant in my book because 1. there were different political hues in that shop at the time and different ages but they were all of one mind. 2.  it’s not usual for a sort of instant group thing to happen in an English shop.

We’ve always grumbled about this and that and yes, we also grumbled about the weather on Saturday.  What distinguished this weather talk from the other was that it was close to fighting talk.  People are thoroughly fed up and can’t think of any other target but the government – obviously I didn’t go on about Them.  I did ask the question whether they thought it was a deliberate attempt to unsettle the people, sheer incompetence or both.  Most said it was both.

Now, if that flash event could take place like that in a relatively gentile shop, what must it be doing up and down the country?  People have been saying there is going to be an explosion when the people say enough and I’ve not completely bought that until now – we have a history of long-suffering in grumbling semi-silence.  After Saturday though, I’m not so sure.

It has to be deliberate, provocative, designed to get the British people’s backs up.  They choose things to provoke us, the utilities price hikes while people are being made redundant, the benefits scams, the NHS, the immigrants waltzing in and going straight to benefits – there really is seething anger.  What do the PTB have in mind?  That we’ll explode and start killing Muslims and other immigrants?  That we’ll start raping and killing women?

I bet they don’t think we’ll ever seek them out themselves for the noose.

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7 comments for “Soon

  1. haiku
    February 14, 2012 at 06:44

    One need look no further than the German election results for the [German] Pirate Party. The traditional parties initially scoffed: now they are scrambling.

    If ever there was a time for new political parties it is now.

    Plus, if they really use the web / crowd-sourcing / etc., the financial barriers for entry (into the political ‘market’) are lower than ever before …

  2. February 14, 2012 at 06:45

    I think they might as well have put up posters of Bankers and business with a traget over it.

    They want people thinking bankers bonuses, not how they managed the economy.Goebbles thought of it before them.

  3. February 14, 2012 at 14:03

    Cool. Maybe they could dump the Euro and go with Doubloons and piecses of eight. I guess that would please a lot of people being Gold/Silver based. Some good things about that.. some not so good.

    Can I have a hat with a big feather and thigh boots? And a fancy coat with gold piping?

  4. Sean O'Hare
    February 15, 2012 at 14:43

    I do hope you are right about us being close to open rebellion. Oh any BTW I don’t think you meant that the shop was relatively non-jewish (gentile). You probably meant genteel 🙂

    The Pedant

  5. February 15, 2012 at 16:42

    Think you might be right there, Sean. They did also seem gentile as well.

  6. February 15, 2012 at 17:11

    I must defend James here. I thought that some sources have it that “Gentleman” comes from “Gentles” or “gentiles”, meaning non jewish. And genteel from the same root. Maybe from merchants addressing customers?

    If that is so then he is sort of right as well as wrong ^_^

  7. February 15, 2012 at 17:15

    And here was I about to concede Sean was right but who am I to argue with Moggsy?

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