The Barbarians Are Coming!

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    Talk about pessimistic!



    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2220267,00.html

     
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    He is exactly right. Why is it the dangers of Islam cannot even be legally discussed in europe?
     
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    The Times isn't 'European'? They gave it two pages...
     
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    I wouldn't be suprised if he's prosecuted at some point for hate crimes. Are you not aware of the EU laws about speaking negatively of any religion? You want a link?
     
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    Say to this guy "Hello" from me! It is better him to stop talking meaningless things and to go out to keep the garbage. If there are no immigrants in EU, the lazy Europeans shall prepare to face hard times!

    English are a very stuck-up to admit that the country is going nowwhere without 2 things - the U.S. support and the Indian, Pakictany and other Asian guys who work 24/7.
     
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    Fear, not rationality, drives many opinions.

    Given the title of your thread, I thought the following poem might be appropriate:

    Waiting For The Barbarians

    -What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum?

    The barbarians are due here today.

    -Why isn't anything going on in the senate?
    Why are the senators sitting there without legislating?

    Because the barbarians are coming today.

    What's the point of senators making laws now?
    Once the barbarians are here, they'll do the legislating.
    -Why did our emperor get up so early,
    and why is he sitting enthroned at the city's main gate,
    in state, wearing the crown?

    Because the barbarians are coming today

    and the emperor's waiting to receive their leader.
    He's even got a scroll to give him,
    loaded with titles, with imposing names.
    -Why have our two consuls and praetors come out today
    wearing their embroidered, their scarlet togas?
    Why have they put on bracelets with so many amethysts,
    rings sparkling with magnificent emeralds?
    Why are they carrying elegant canes
    beautifully worked in silver and gold?

    Because the barbarians are coming today

    and things like that dazzle the barbarians.
    -Why don't our distinguished orators turn up as usual
    to make their speeches, say what they have to say?

    Because the barbarians are coming today

    and they're bored by rhetoric and public speaking.
    -Why this sudden bewilderment, this confusion?
    (How serious people's faces have become.)
    Why are the streets and squares emptying so rapidly,
    everyone going home lost in thought?

    Because night has fallen and the barbarians haven't come.

    And some of our men who have just returned from the border say
    there are no barbarians any longer.
    Now what's going to happen to us without barbarians?

    Those people were a kind of solution.

    Constantine P. Cavafy
     

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