“But it was our fault for exactly the opposite reason this collection of moral cretins believe it to be. We deserved what we got not because of what we are but because we are no longer proud of what we represent and what we have achieved.
“We deserved what was done to us because we allowed it to happen. From creeping formal and informal censorship of dissenting opinion and especially the inexplicable embrace of blasphemy laws by ‘the left’, to the loss of the small freedoms — swimming pool hours comes to mind, to captive sailors chastised for smoking cigarettes on Persian television. On and on it goes all the way back to the next hyper-atrocity… we are allowing it to happen again.”