Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Talkin' 'bout a revolution

Are the United Kingdom and Europe turning right?

One of the myriad problems of those that practice liberalism is that when they come to power, they don't know when to stop (Unfortunately, conservatives are not immune to this disease, though on a much smaller scale). Encroachments on freedom in general, restricted speech in particular, government over the individual are hallmarks of liberal secular policy.

In light of the excesses, liberal governments have reached somewhat of a critical mass of failed policies "on the Continent", particularly in light of the foothold of radical Islamic terrorists throughout the more "tolerant" countries of Europe and the UK. Many have discovered that if you give the malcontents an inch, they'll take a mile (see: France).

While Spain buckled and threw up the white flag to the terrorists after the train bombings, other countries have developed nascent spines. Britain has reformed some laws to allow them to crack down on Islamic radicals who foment hatred and refuse to assimilate (see also: France). The Netherlands are finally becoming proactive after discovering that liberalism, hedonism, sodomy, and diversity and inclusion are not barriers to terrorism on their soil.

In addition to the countries that are set on a path of reform mostly through necessity, some countries, as yet unscathed by Islamic terrorists, are experiencing some "pre-emptive" reform. Scotland is one example where the youth have seen the failure of liberalism and socialism, and are looking for an alternative world view. By growing numbers, they are turning right:

Students 'line up to join Tories'

Scottish Conservatives have claimed the party has more student members than any other political party in the country.

The party said it had about 400 paid-up members across seven of the main Scottish

The secretary of Glasgow University Conservative Association said students had lined up to join during a freshers' fair at the start of term.

Deputy Tory leader Murdo Fraser said it proved the Tories were a real alternative for young people.

He said this was underlined by figures that dated from before the election of David Cameron as UK party leader.
Learning the historical failures of the left seems to have galvanized the leaders of tomorrow:

"Students in Scotland today face all kinds of problems which previous generations have not had to deal with," said Mr Fraser.

"These figures show that the Conservatives are the party to solve these problems and we all look forward to working towards the 2007 elections to do just that."

Gordon Wilson, Glasgow University Tory secretary, said: "We are by far the most active political group in the university and there is a real feeling of resurgence throughout the party."
We welcome them!