Mark Steyn, brilliant asÂ usual,Â on Britian’s continued appeasement strategy in relation to Islamists.
Hereâ€™s another news item out of Britain this week: A new version of The Three Little Pigs was turned down for some â€œexcellence in educationâ€ award on the grounds that â€œthe use of pigs raises cultural issuesâ€ and, as a result, the judges â€œhad concerns for the Asian communityâ€ â€” i.e., Muslims. Non-Muslim Asians â€” Hindus and Buddhists â€“ have no â€œconcernsâ€ about anthropomorphized pigs.
This is now a recurring theme in British life. A while back, it was a local government council telling workers not to have knick-knacks on their desks representing Winnie-the-Poohâ€™s porcine sidekick, Piglet. As Martin NiemÃ¶ller famously said, first they came for Piglet and I did not speak out because I was not a Disney character and, if I was, Iâ€™m more of an Eeyore. So then they came for the Three Little Pigs, and Babe, and by the time I realized my country had turned into a 24/7 Looney Tunes it was too late, because there was no Porky Pig to stammer â€œTh-th-th-thatâ€™s all, folks!â€ and bring the nightmare to an end.
Do read the whole thing.