This speech by Sean Gabb, from the September 2014 convocation of the Property and Freedom Society, is well worth watching. It’s about the life of Enoch Powell and what happened to him after he made the ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech.
A lot of you are probably familiar with the speech, but I was unfamiliar with the character and background of the man. He was one of England’s leading classical scholars at the time of his denouncement.
The three words that’ll get you fired in the UK, by the way, are “Enoch was right.”
What we saw with the public denouncement of Powell was the denouncement of the old order in the character of one man. He symbolized more than just ‘old stale pale maledom,’ but also Western civilization. The Powells of the world had to be knocked down to make room for characters like the Russell Brands of today.