RedState’s Water Cooler – October 29, 2018 – Open Thread: Savile Town Is ‘One Of The Most Racially Homogeneous Parts Of Britain’ and Black Tuesday

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The Daily Mail: Savile Town Is ‘One Of The Most Racially Homogeneous Parts Of Britain’

Savile Town, a small suburb of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England, is “one of the most racially homogeneous parts of Britain.” The town has a population of 4,033 people, and only 48 of them are white, native Britons. The rest are immigrants of largely Indian or Pakistanian origin, most of whom are Muslim.

Their forebears were enticed to Savile Town as cheap labour for back-breaking jobs in the woollen mills which had made Dewsbury a renowned textile town.” Many have moved on to open their own shops where they sell Islamic garb and prayer mats.

Eventually, Christian-owned pubs and other local businesses shut their doors and moved out.

A mosque was built in Savile to accommodate the town’s 4,000 Muslims. Rather than assimilate into the local culture, Muslims generally prefer to associate with other Muslims.

Sadly, the town now bears little resemblance to its past. The Daily Mail’s Sue reporter wrote:

Many Muslim women who live here, speak little or no English… The wives have restricted lives: bringing up children, cooking for families, or going to women-only events at the huge local mosque.

Many, I imagine, have been brought to the UK to wed the British men of south Asian heritage who have made this area their home.

Even the lady who sells ice cream in the summer wears a burka in Savile Town and young girls are forced to wear Islamic garments, as well.

Distressingly, every girl I saw — even those of six and seven playing in the park — was wrapped up in a hijab and shoulder-to-toe-gown lest a man glimpse her flesh.

Although the transformation of Savile Row is an anomaly, the Muslim population of the UK has been increasing rapidly over the last decade. At the time of the 2011 census, there were almost 2.8 million Muslims living in the UK. Five years later, the total was over 4 million. According to Pew Research, that figure is expected to triple over the next thirty years to 13 million or 16.7% of the total population.

The US-based think tank says that the UK has been the major destination for economic migrants coming to Europe, while Germany has been the top destination for refugees.

It said the research followed a “record influx of asylum seekers fleeing conflicts in Syria and other predominantly Muslim countries.”

The most concerning aspect of this trend is that many Muslims have little or no interest in embracing the local culture. They simply transport their old way of life from one country to another. And, as the Muslim population grows, British culture will be diminished. And there lies the problem.

October 29, 1929

Similar to 9/11, October 29, 1929 or “Black Tuesday” is one of those dates that is sufficient to define the event. It was the day that share prices on the New York Stock Exchange collapsed entirely, wiping out entire fortunes and ushering in the Great Depression.

The Roaring Twenties were a period of wild speculation in the stock market. By 1929, stock prices were enormously overvalued, yet individuals and businesses, including banks, were all in. By August of 1929, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had reached an all time high.

Prices declined over the month of September 1929 and into October. The crash occurred over a four day period, starting on Black Thursday, October 24th. On Black Friday, October 25th, investment companies and banks tried to stabilize the market by buying up large blocks of stock and the market rallied. However, the selling pressure began anew on Black Monday, October 28th and prices collapsed on Black Tuesday, October 29th.

The chart below tracks the value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average from the beginning of the Roaring Twenties through the Great Depression. The 12.6% decline highlighted on the chart would equate to a drop of 3,110 points today.


Chart credit: https://tradingninvestment.com/100-years-dow-jones-industrial-average-djia-events-history-chart/dow-jones-history-1920-to-1940-r43/

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The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. — Winston Churchill


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