Rivers of Blood

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

In his recent piece on the ugly truth about government, Mencius Moldbug prominently mentions conservative British politician Enoch Powell — about whom I knew nothing, I must admit — and recommends a recent BBC documentary about him, named after his famous Rivers of Blood speech, so-called because it quotes Virgil’s prophesy — “I see the Tiber foaming with much blood” — in predicting that mass immigration will lead to violence in the streets of Britain.

(It took me a while to catch the Clockwork Orange soundtrack playing in the background. It comes to the fore in part 3.)

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