There is a very real feeling that crime is rising, especially violent crime, and this perception, and ability to see patterns is important to people’s well being. There is also something else that people are beginning to notice. It is something forbidden to notice, and illegal to talk about. There is a rising but largely unvoiced feeling regarding the nature of crime pervading Western society today, and more specifically, about who it is that is doing it.
What We Are Told
In the West we believe that our permissive liberal democracy is among our greatest achievements and the high water mark of government. We think it is the ultimate evolution of society. Democracy sits on a pedestal. It must never be criticised because we mistakenly conflate democracy with freedom. The progressive belief is that the fundamental nature of democracy is sacred and must never be changed or tinkered with, but the same people who tell us this also say we still have work to do to achieve full social equality and fairness. We’ve been befuddled into this ridiculous belief that extending a say in the running of our countries to every single person, no matter how stupid they may be, or how little investment they hold in the future of the nation, is in the best interests of our nation and everybody within it. The modern age has carried us to the perverse situation where being critical of democracy is considered treasonous, and true patriotism, a love of your nation and its people is labelled as hatred.