Alfie’s Army is a Joke

This is quite simple:

If you call yourself an “army” but stand outside and yell with signs as an innocent baby dies surrounded by a few cops too scared to arrest muslim rapists, with a helicopter on standby mere miles away you are in no sense of the word an army and literally completely worthless. You did not accomplish your stated goal, or even make a good faith effort.

The sad case of Alfie Evans was not a warning to society, but merely another data point confirming Britainistan is as bad or worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. That the purported “army” did absolutely nothing makes a mockery of just war theory. We have literally just seen “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”  play out in real life.

God help us all.

I hope my readers once again will pay as much attention to what I would not say as to what I did.

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26 Responses to Alfie’s Army is a Joke

  1. “I hope my readers once again will pay as much attention to what I would not say as to what I did.”

    Indeed I did.

  2. Mike T says:

    I hope my readers once again will pay as much attention to what I would not say as to what I did.

    I’ll get a little closer. Only like less than 5% of London’s police are even licensed to carry; most of their weapons are in storage lockers. There is nothing other than a truncheon or mace they could use, if that, on the scene. Alfie’s Army could have easily just walked in there, pinned the cops to the wall, tied them up with duct tape and carried Alfie to the Italian embassy with less than 1% chance of anyone sustaining life-threatening or even life-altering injuries.

    The real crisis is, if anyone in “Alfie’s Army” had realized that they could do that, the person proposing it would be denounced by the majority of them. Because we don’t assault cops. Ever. Even if it’s just 3 men/cop holding them down and tying them up.

    • The most amazing thing here is that if there were ever – EVER – a case where a moderate amount of violence was at all justified, this was precisely that case. We’re not even talking bullets and body counts.

      And if this does, somehow, lead to wider scale military conflicts…how can one argue that a war against a nation, or government, that refuses to prosecute foreign rapists and forces their own children to die under the eye of the state is not just?

      • Mike T says:

        The most amazing thing here is that if there were ever – EVER – a case where a moderate amount of violence was at all justified, this was precisely that case. We’re not even talking bullets and body counts.

        Many conservatives would rather a child die at the hands of the state than risk the state declaring war on the people. I find that cowardly and despicable.

      • GJ says:

        MikeT:

        Ironic too, given all the second amendment LARPing.

      • Mike T says:

        We’re talking about Britain, not the US here GJ. If Alfie’s case happened here, you very well might have seen something at least as ugly as the Bundy Ranch showdown.

      • GJ says:

        “Many conservatives would rather a child die at the hands of the state than risk the state declaring war on the people.”

        I was under the impression that US conservatives considered the unborn as children too. Maybe I should rethink that in light of all the LARPing that they do.

      • Mike T says:

        I was under the impression that US conservatives considered the unborn as children too.

        See Zippy and VD’s critiques of their priorities for details.

      • GJ says:

        See Zippy and VD’s critiques of their priorities for details.

        We’re agreed that American conservatives aren’t essentially different.

        you very well might have seen something at least as ugly as the Bundy Ranch showdown.

        Conservatism is hoping other people LARP as the Bundys.

  3. Bedarz Iliachi says:

    As of it, how many “individual attentions” would be required to stop partial birth abortions in US?
    But the pro-lifers have the handicap of being more law-abiding.

  4. GJ says:

    Why not just say that ‘Conservatism is a Joke’?

  5. GJ says:

    I think we’re overlooking the most important outcome, which is that Bergoglio gained some much-needed conservative cred by ‘baby-kissing’ type LARPing.

    • Indeed. After declaring him an Italian citizen he should have sent in men to take Alfie and claimed that he was merely taking an Italian citizen held hostage to his home country.

      But instead he LARPED bigly.

      • TN Catholic says:

        Considering most of Europe doesn’t seem too fond of the Catholic Church, I don’t think the Pope should have sent people. It would have given the EU (and it possibly many conservatives) an excuse to bash and punish the Pope and the Vatican for supposedly not respecting national sovereignty/rule of law/etc.

  6. GJ says:

    On further thought, I don’t think we’re quite being fair. Most of the ‘army’ have never done anything like this before, and probably bought into the hazy modern idea that carrying placards and making a ruckus actually achieves something.

    It’s all right to fail big time on the first try.

    • Did they even try, though? As far as I’m aware no attempt was made.

      • GJ says:

        Understandably, they were hoping that their appeals to authorities like the Pope, the Queen, MP, Ministers of the Cabinet and so on would be fruitful. Law-abiding common folk would prefer to wait for them to intervene rather than burn bridges by unlawfully clashing with police.

        As far as I’m aware no attempt was made.
        No attempt at what?

      • Attempt to actually retrieve the child.

      • GJ says:

        (Well, I say ‘understandably’, but I’m not sure you Americans understand that sort of trust in civil authorities, despite claims about ‘our essence of Anglo-Saxon heritage’).

      • GJ says:

        As far as I’m aware no attempt was made.

        There is a photo of some people trying to barge in here (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5668679/What-Alfies-Army-did-protest-outside-Alder-Hey-Hospital-Liverpool.html).

        That looks a small number of mostly women. What are you expecting?

      • I wasn’t expecting anything. Merely hoping more would be done, but not expecting.

      • Mike T says:

        GJ,

        (Well, I say ‘understandably’, but I’m not sure you Americans understand that sort of trust in civil authorities, despite claims about ‘our essence of Anglo-Saxon heritage’).

        Do remember that the English were historically the most regicidal people in Europe. The Anglo-Saxon heritage was always a double edged sword for authorities. A just authority could expect extremely fierce devotion, even unto death from his people; a would-be tyrant would be a fool to not have a pretender’s court already set up in a foreign country.

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