Mudcat Café message #3660059 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #154894   Message #3660059
Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
14-Sep-14 - 04:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: Caliphate
Subject: RE: BS: Caliphate
Don't tell me you, yourself, would put up with any such obstrucionism from any officious official (even if you came across an instance of it the particular sort of abuses I rubricate just wouldn't happen here,

In 1914 and 1940, yes I would put up with it, and people here did.
Also the rounding up of mostly harmless German families and incarcerating them in remote camps.

People accepted it because our very national survival was threatened, and it was understood that as soon as the threat was removed we would become a tolerant welcoming country again.

Israel has had to live under threat all its years. That inevitably forces them to be more authoritarian than they would like to be while the threat persists.