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Enoch Powell (1987)

Enoch Powell (16 juni 1912 – 8 februar 1998), engelsk politiker.

'Rivers of Blood'-talen[rediger]

  • "In this country in fifteen or twenty years' time the black man will have the whip hand over the white man." I can already hear the chorus of execration. How dare I say such a horrible thing? How dare I stir up trouble and inflame feelings by repeating such a conversation?
  • We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependents, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant-descended population. It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre.
  • As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding. Like the Roman, I seem to see "the River Tiber foaming with much blood."
    • Allusjon til Virgil, Aeneiden, bok 6, l. 86: "Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno."
Artikkel i Telegraph 2007

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