Of the remenant nedeth nat enquere
by Mark Steyn
Steyn on Britain
Eight days ago The Sunday Mirror reported on “Britain’s ‘worst ever’ child grooming scandal“. The headline editor’s sub-quotes are most prudent: This is the “worst ever” at the time of writing, but who knows what’ll come along next week? This time it’s the Shropshire town of Telford:
Hundreds of young girls raped, beaten, sold for sex and some even KILLED
If you’re saying, “Hey, wait a minute. Telford? Surely you mean Rotherham? Or Rochdale? Or Oxford? Or [Your Town Here]?”, well, yes, this story reads (especially for yours truly, who spent several days with the poor damaged young ‘uns of Rotherham) with a certain numbing familiarity:
“Hours after my second termination, I was taken by one of my abusers to be raped by more men.
“The worst moment came just after my 16th birthday when I was drugged and gang raped by five men.
“Days later, the ringleader turned up at my house and told me he’d burn it down if I breathed a word of what had happened.”
As in Rotherham and everywhere else, all this was happening in plain sight. The Spectator‘s Douglas Murray:
Every arm of the state – including council staff, social workers and the police – allowed the mass gang-rape of children to go on in their town. And we learn – once again – how fear of accusations of ‘racism’ meant that the identities of the culprits were hidden and cases were not investigated.
Because, as in Rotherham, it was white working-class girls being gang-raped by “Asian” men – “Asian” being the coy euphemism for Muslim males of Pakistani origin, notwithstanding that it’s immensely insulting to Indian Hindus, Sri Lankans, Chinese, etc. When Douglas indicts the various “arms of the state”, we should also add the politicians – Labour and Tory – for whom these stories are not helpful to the multiculti narrative. Which is why, in the week of Telford, they chose to ban and deport more explicit threats to public order and social tranquility such as, er, Lauren Southern and Brittany Pettibone. But, as Douglas notes, we should also indict another arm of the state – the dominant national broadcaster. The BBC was so panicked by the mass sex-slavery of Shropshire children by Pakistani men that, as the German media did after the Cologne assaults, they chose not to cover it at all. It wasn’t on the BBC News homepage, or the BBC England homepage, or even the BBC Shropshire homepage – although in fairness, after 36 hours of negative online comments, someone from BBC Radio Shropshire managed to file a report on the subject that you’d be forgiven for not spotting because it got less prominence than a compilation called “My Telford”, the usual bit of feelgood community boosterism.
When the child-sex crimes of lifelong BBC presenter Jimmy Savile were posthumously exposed, Commander Spindler of the Metropolitan Police piously announced:
Jimmy Savile groomed a nation.
But Savile’s old enablers at the Beeb and Spindler’s colleagues in the British constabulary are also grooming a nation. They’re grooming Britons to accept that the serial mass gang-rape of English girls is just a social phenomenon, part of the natural order – regrettable perhaps, but nothing to be done about it; and thus the mountain of human debris is merely a small price to pay for the benefits of vibrant diversity. Which means the real problem is these ghastly types boorish enough to draw attention to the sacrifice of English maidenhood to the volcano gods of multiculturalism. By contrast, the BBC knows that the proper response is a brief story on Radio Shropshire followed by Part 457 of the “My Telford” diversity fairytale.