Since my arrival in the UK to visit family, the resignation of Boris Johnson has brought about an illuminating election campaign in the Conservative Party, to replace him as Prime Minister. The first thing noticeable was the predominance of Non Anglo-Saxon representation among the contenders.
Now it has come down to the last two, one, the former Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is a Hindu Indian. Meanwhile, the Home Secretary is Priti Patel, and other cabinet members inculde Sajid Javid and Aloc Sharma, while the London Mayor, Sidiq Khan, is a Muslim. Never before have we seen so many foreigners in government!
This reflects an almost unbelievable change during my lifetime, (6 out of the 11 Prime-Ministerial candidates were of foreign origin) for I remember the start of mass immigration in my home town, when almost all the immigrants became at first, bus drivers or bus conductors, though now it is common to find them in large, impressive homes, driving expensive cars as business owners, and employers.
No doubt most had worked hard and payed their taxes but it is concerning to see young men of foreign origin driving impossibly expensive cars, the proprietors of small, apparently not very prosperous businesses, while the police have proved themselves afraid to investigate Asian sex crime and possible drug dealing, for fear of cries of racism.
This may relate to the fact that significant contingent of immigrants flee from nations that do not have the innate respect for government and law which has traditionally been found in the West. Unlike those first immigrants back in the sixties, many in my home town are marked by a refusal to integrate into Western dress, culture and religion, which leaves locals with the suspicion that neither do they honour Western concepts of responsibility to contribute to a lawful, benevolent society, and in the past years there have been riots and buildings set on fire as a result.
While Britain is not alone in seeing such change (Ireland also is experiencing similar change) this is significant because it was long ago prophesied that this would occur, Deuteronomy 28:43-44, ‘The foreigner living among you will rise higher and higher above you, while you sink down lower and lower. He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him. He will be the head, and you will be the tail.’
Why is this happening? It is happening because it is just one of the curses the British, or in Bible language, ‘Ephraim’, have earned because of our wrong choices, verse 45, ‘All these curses will come upon you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, since you did not obey the LORD your God and keep the commandments and statutes He gave you.’ Berean Study Bible.
Unfortunately, in fleeing from the automatic results of their religions and culture, some immigrants bring the results with them, and as we ourselves have forgotten our God, and His laws, we forgot that our prosperity and place in the world was given to us by God, until finally, He is taking it away until we all learn to worship Him and keep His Laws. Australia and Canada are just a few years behind Britain in this process, but it is coming there too, if we do not begin keeping the laws we find in the handbook provided by our Maker – the Bible.