Monday, October 03, 2005

UPDATED TWICE!! You Can't Make This Up!!

"...some British schools have also removed or restricted the following 'anti-Muslim' children's books... The Three Little Pigs, Charlottes Web, Babe:The Sheep-pig, Cars and Trucks and Things That Go, Olivia Saves the Circus, Animal Farm."

"Previous U.K. successes include banning a 100 year old statue of a wild boar, police seizure of porcelain pigs displayed in the window of a private home, and the removal of a sign referring to "pork" at a British pub frequented by butchers...

From Lost Budgie

From The Curt Jester, inspired sermonizing on the topic:

First they came for Elmer Fudd, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't an Elmer Fudd fan and I preferred Bugs.

Then they came for the three little pigs, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a member of their household.

Then they came for Piglet, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't part of the Pooh union.

Then they came for Miss Piggy, but I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Muppet.

Then they came for me...By that time there was no one to speak up for anyone.

Next update:

British prison officers who wore a St. George's Cross tie-pin have been ticked off by the jails watchdog over concerns about the symbol's racist connotations.

The pins showing the English flag -- which has often raised hackles due to its connection with the Crusades of the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries -- could be "misconstrued," Chief Inspector of Prisons Anne Owers said in a section on race in a report on a jail in the northern English city of Wakefield.

The banner of St. George, the red cross of a martyr on a white background, was adopted for the uniform of English soldiers during the military expeditions by European powers to recapture the Holy Land from Muslims, and later became the national flag of England....

Chris Doyle, director of the Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding, said Tuesday the red cross was an insensitive reminder of the Crusades.

"A lot of Muslims and Arabs view the Crusades as a bloody episode in our history," he told CNN. "They see those campaigns as Christendom launching a brutal holy war against Islam.
"Muslim or Arab prisoners could take umbrage if staff wore a red cross badge. It's also got associations with the far-right. Prison officers should be seen to be neutral."

It's a long way from Churchill to this bunch of twits, eh?

Or, as the ineffably humorous Mark Steyn put it in his column:

As A A Milne almost said:
"They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace/
Her Majesty's Law is replaced by Allah's."


Lost Budgie said...

Hello Dad29

Lost Budgie has had a few hits from the link in your blog - so we're just dropping by to say Hello, and to let you know that the post has been updated.

It looks like a "Free Piglet" movement is starting, and we've had thousands upon thousands of hits in the last 24 hours.

A tad overwhelming, considering that Lost Budgie Blog is just a small one guy effort much the same as Dad29.


Lost Budgie
Toronto, Canada

Bernard Brandt said...

I must thank both Dad29 and the Lost Budgie guy for clueing me in to this senseless porcine oppression. I am sure, however, that the left and the MSM will eschew this, as since the '60s they have had as their slogan, "Kill the pigs!"

In all, a sensible slogan, though, especially if after killing them, one butchers and cures them, particularly pork bellies, which make excellent bacon (preferably smoked using oak or apple wood). I also have a recipe for pork parmesian, which is quite tasty, if anyone is interested.

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

They better not try and touch MY bacon.

Dan Kauffman said...

Odd isn't no outcry against images of dogs, which are considered FAR more unclean than pigs by a factor of 7.