Monday, October 24, 2005

Kiss Them Goodbye, Your Highness

 
So. One night last week, during dinner, the Baron brought up the sore subject of the continuing dhimmification of Britain (he reads too much Mark Styen, which tends to make him mordant).

He was referring, of course, to the uproar about beloved “Piglet.” He then ventured a prediction: the next thing to go would be piggy banks.

“No way,” I said. “The English are going soft, sure, but there are limits, B.”

“Wait and see,” he replied, cutting off another slice of the pork roast.

I stabbed a potato and looked at him. “Not even the Brits are that far down the hole…what will they use instead, fat little camels?”

Baron chewed thoughtfully on his haram meat. “They don’t call it Londonistan for nothing,” he reminded me.

Damn. He was right. The piggy banks are going, going…
     British banks are banning piggy banks because they may offend some Muslims.
Halifax and NatWest banks have led the move to scrap the time-honoured symbol of saving from being given to children or used in their advertising…
First they came for the ice cream containers. Then they came for the pigs. What next?

Oh, that's right: Muslims don’t like dogs, either. So what will you do when they come for Poochie?

And does this mean the Queen will have to let the Corgis go?


A very sadder-but-wiser tip of the hat to Charles

21 comments:

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Pastorius said...

Could Porky be far behind?

Be-deep be-deep, That's all folks!

airforcewife said...

Well, Italy has already declared Corgis a vicious breed of dog...

And you still get potatoes? I can't eat them anymore. I'm jealous.

the adventuress said...

All those famous Landseer paintings of bulldogs and springer spaniels are next. And Lord, what will they do with the King Charles spaniel?

Archonix said...

No doubt next they'll ban live pigs, bacon, sausages, pork chops... in the name of the puplic health, you understand. I live in hell.

Cato the Elder said...

The replacement for piggy banks will be little models of the Dome of the Rock, with Arabic banners reading, for example, "Itbah el Yahud" (kill the Jews) and such. It won't matter because the dhimmis don't speak the master race's language. The gold dome will remind people of prophets, er, excuse me, profits. And everyone will be as happy as a pig in sh*t.

Jesse Clark said...

D and B: Your dinner conversations sound remarkably intellectual. I'm quite jealous.

Baron Bodissey said...

Jesse, hers are. Mine consist mostly of grunts, belches, & slobbering.

who, me? said...

You have to think that occasionally the representatives of the Caliphate privately make smirking jokes about how easy the Infidel rulers are to jerk around on these subjects. Didn't we hear that Singaporean taxis can't carry caged puppies to the vet because a Muslim might have to use the same cab another time?

If they're going to these extremes, maybe the British don't have a sense of humor.

heather said...

You guys are always a hoot--and I agree with the comment about your intellectual dinner conversations. How do you pull this off?---I could use some tips.

Baron Bodissey said...

Nordic -- actually, we are pretty hardcore intellectuals. Our conversations used to drive the non-intellectual children nuts. Rolling their eyes, etc.

Fortunately, the future Baron turned out to be a chip off the old blockheads, and he joins right in, especially now that he's a college boy. As a bonus, he's funnier than either of us. Not that that's saying much in my case. Just ask him ("That joke is almost as bad as one of Dad's").

Jesse Clark said...

Let's hear it for intellectual college boys! I'm getting so tired of the ignorant and apathetic college kids that are so common these days. Congratulations on your fine work in raising an exception to the rule!

El Jefe Maximo said...

Very well done. Have been more of a lurker than commenter lately, (a lot is going on at the moment), but all ya'll's recent pieces are both timely and well done.

What ails the West ? What collective flaw has developed in our civilization that allows the barbarians to, again and again, outflank the heirs to the Greeks, to Caesar, Christ, DaVinci, et al out of position after position ? I wish I didn't think most of our problems relate to enemies within our own walls. What do we do about them ?

This is a red wine and Gruyere comment, as you may imagine, but it keeps me awake a lot of nights.

El Jefe Maximo said...

Aside and off topic, hello to Cato the Elder... I'm a great admirer of his, (right about the one great issue of his time -- that's a man who kept his eye on the ball) although I have no use whatever for Cato the Younger, which I hope Elder, and others, can forgive.

Baron Bodissey said...

Jefe -- What ails the West?

IMHO, it's the death of God. Islam is a destructive, fratricidal, and regressive culture, yet it is vital, because it takes its marching orders from Allah.

We in the West are urbane and sophisticated, and know that we "ought" to gather ourselves mentally and physically to fight the battle of civilizations, because... why? It would be good for us? Because we're better than they are?

Maybe because it's the right thing to do?

Ah, but you see, "right" and "wrong" are culturally determined, therefore who are we to judge etc blah yak.

Without belief in God, the force of moral confidence is not strong.

God help us.

Shellback said...

Only a matter of time before the Moslem community brings suit to force Los Angeles County to drop the "piggy" mascot they've had for the enormous county fair held annually in Pomona. The ACLU will certainly find it in their hearts of darkness to make a case...last year they forced the county to drop the teeny crosses on the County logo. Hmmph.

heather said...

Baron said:
Nordic -- actually, we are pretty hardcore intellectuals. Our conversations used to drive the non-intellectual children nuts. Rolling their eyes, etc.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
May your tribe increase across the internet! Maybe you could start a revolution so the word hardcore and the internet brought to mind intellectuals. As for myself, I will have to settle for hardcore curious---I have been known to roll my eyes at some of my husband's more erudite (read obscure) references to ancient history.

Kierkegaard said...

I hope you will forgive me for blowing my own horn here, but if you're interested in cultural issues in the UK, here's something I wrote on the subject of anti-Americanism at the BBC called 'Auntie American':

http://www.tacitus.org/story/2005/10/15/141422/69

Goesh said...

Well, servitude has to reach a level that becomes unbearable before people will take action. That seems to be the nature of human history. With enough numbers they can push for at least a ban on selling pork on fridays. That wouldn't be too much to expect from non-muslim Brits, would it? It would show good faith and respect you know. They can eat pig meat the rest of the week and why not? If it promotes cultural harmony, it is good for everyone in the long run. I think it is hilarious.

quark2 said...

First came the piglets, next will be the ownership and riding of horses by kufrs. Next will come the dogs, ownership of household pets will be found offensive. Off they go!
It is only a matter of time before the younger men of moslim heritage begin to push and order non moslim women off of the streets regardless of being a doctor, lawyer, teacher or mother.
And the kufr will continue to placate and appease.
If the death of Great Britain is a certainty, let it be swift.

Suzi said...

And they're banning "The Three Pigs" from the classroom according to the BBC.

But it's worse. You can't even have pigs in your own home, according to the Dispatch Online.

I am not sure how a pig can be so offensive to a Muslim that we shouldn't hold onto our own culture. I hope this doesn't happen here.