Monday, 3 December 2012

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem

Consider the much-vaunted destruction of the organic civilisation originating in the Christianisation and unification of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms which began in earnest in the early seventh century AD. Of that destruction, people of East European extraction are often held to be in the vanguard. Although if it is bulwarks against Islamisation that you want, then you could not ask for surer than the Christian Slavs.

There is no argument that can be advanced against such a destruction which does not apply at least as strongly, and for the most part with vastly more basis in actual fact, to the destruction of the organic civilisation originating in the Muslim Conquest of Greater Syria which began in earnest in the early seventh century AD.  Nevertheless, that civilisation continues to include the oldest Christian communities in the word, communities that became Christian when the Roman Empire did or earlier, became Arab at exactly the same time as England was being created, and founded modern Arab nationalism and the revived concept of Filastin as explicit political expressions of Christianity, just as England and the United Kingdom were and are. Of the destruction of that civilisation, people of East European extraction are undeniably in the vanguard.

Everyone would know this axiomatically if we had a free press. Manifestly, as things stand, we have no such thing.

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