Engineering the end of Nationalism and Patriotism - Opinion
While it was a quiet, reasoned, impassioned speech, she could not resist politicising the speech with reference to the European Union and calling on Member States to unanimously adopted the 2008 Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia.
Today, we have achieved peace between nations in the European Union. Yet another challenge remains: to continue the quest for tolerance within our own societies. Nobody should ever have to experience hate speech or hate crime. So today I am calling on all EU Member States to take action to fully transpose the EU Framework Decision and make sure it is applied on the ground.
That the European Commission considers that national provisions against denial, condoning or grossly trivialising certain crimes – such as crimes against humanity – remain inadequate in 20 Member States causes a temporary problem for the Commission as they do not currently have the powers to launch infringement proceedings under Article 258 TFEU with regard to Framework Decisions adopted prior to the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon (see Article 10(1) of Protocol No 36 to the Treaties); whereas of 1 December 2014, they will be so able to do; thus ensuring that which Member States have not done in respect of full implementation of the Framework Decision they will be forced to do.
If Member States – and the people therein – are supposed to show due consideration to the Charter of Fundamental Rights and, in particular, to freedom of expression and association, it becomes obvious that due consideration is applied very selectively within the United Kingdom. When one sees Muslims publicly calling for the beheading of Infidels and no action appears to be taken, yet when a member of the indigenous population dares to complain about that the full force of the law is brought down on his/her head, then there most definitely is something remiss.
It is all very well for Reding to say that we have a duty to take into account immigrants and their different culture and associated beliefs; but what Reding and her ilk is attempting to do is annul any sense of nationalism and patriotism within the Member States and such is just another means to bring about change by social engineering.
An inflammatory opinion it may be, however I see little difference between that which Reding and her ilk are attempting and that attempted by Hitler and those like him – and the thought police can pick whatever bones they can find out of that statement.
Original Article at Witterings from Witney http://witteringsfromwitney.com/reding-the-riot-act-gently/