John Cleese Is Right that London Isn’t English; His Lefty Critics Are Lying Hypocrites by James Delingpole for Breitbart
Monty Python star John Cleese is under fire from the left for daringly, controversially pointing out that multicultural London no longer feels very English.
This tells us more about the hypocrisy and dishonesty of the left than it does about John Cleese — or London.
To say that Londonistan is a foreign city these days is about as contentious as saying that sheep make baaing noises and are a useful source of wool.
And who can forget the bizarrely inappropriate but hugely revealing comment of left-wing journalist George Eaton in the aftermath of the March 2017 terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge?
Four pedestrians had been mown down and killed, a police officer had been stabbed to death, and 49 people had been injured, some crippled for life.
But for woke crusader Eaton — then-deputy editor of the left-wing political journal the New Statesman — the main lesson of all these people being murdered and maimed by an Islamic terrorist was just how wonderful diversity is.
A snapshot of London’s magnificent diversity in those injured: French, Romanian, Korean, German, Polish, Irish, Chinese, US, Italian, Greek.
Yes, the tweet (which he subsequently deleted) was weird and disgusting and grotesque but it was also extremely valuable: it offered all us norms a window into how the liberal-left elite thinks these days.
Diversity, in the liberal-left’s Weltanschauung, is such an unimpeachably desirable thing that you can even feel comfortable bigging it up while the blood from murdered pedestrians is still lying sticky on the pavement.
It’s that “can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs” attitude the modern left has inherited from formative influences like Lenin and Stalin. Never mind the disruption caused by mass immigration to indigenous communities, never mind the stress it puts on schools, hospitals, transport systems, never mind the depressing effect it has on wages: diversity is something to be celebrated at each and every opportunity — yay, even after terrorist attacks!