Via Counting Cats in Zanzibar (great name, great blog) and Obnoxio (terrifying clown*), I find The Real Machiavelli's post and a new level of blood pressure. My cardiologist is on his way with the emergency beta-blockers even as I type.
On 15 November, Colour Sergeant Krishnabahadur Dura of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles was killed in action in Afghanistan.
Defence News, part of the Ministry of Defence, said, "He was rated as one of the Army's best snipers attaining best student on his Snipers' course. He was highly respected by all." C. Sgt Dura was killed by a Taliban bomb which injured two male colleagues and one female officer, who lost her leg.
C. Sgt Dura, 36, leaves two daughters and a wife. He had served in the British Army since 1992.
But the purpose of this article is not to recount his years of selfless service, nor to sing the praises of his heroism in Afghanistan.
Really? What can the purpose be? Has the government done something exceptional?
Well, yes: yes they have. [Emphasis mine.]
It is to draw attention to the most appallingly callous, bureaucratically pig-headed mindset Machiavelli has so far encountered. Because the Home Office is currently threatening to deport the wife and two little children of C. Sgt Dura.
What the fucking fuckity fuck-fuck fuck? I mean, seriously: what the FUCK?
Why is everything that this government does so extraordinarily fucking shoddy? Have these cunts no shame whatso-fucking-ever?
That fat-titted arse-weasel Jacqui "slack-cunt" Smith is, obviously, too busy being hounded by people begging for an ID Card to pay even the most cursory attention to what her fucking gruby little departmental shitbags are attempting to do to the family of a man who died serving this country.
Seriously, what the fuck is it about the Ghurkas that successive British governments feel the need to totally screw them over? Is it because they are brown, Jacqui, you sack of shit? Or is it because they look a wee bit Oriental?
Or is it that you arsewipes enjoy fucking them over simply because you can?
Quite, quite brilliant wordsmith that I am, I don't think that I can describe my contempt for this fucking government, and its equality shit-stained predecessors: they have all been full of the most loathsome people that we can possibly dredge up from the cesspits of every creed, class and catchment area.
It is time for them to be adequately rewarded: hang every last fucking one of the miserable, dishonourable cunts. And then let's deport their families to some deserted piece of rock in the middle of fucking nowhere to ensure that their disgusting genes are wiped from the face of the earth.
UPDATE: Timmy points out that this situation is not, actually, as black and white as painted.
I did a little digging yesterday and here’s the state of play.
CS Dura’s widow and children do not have an absolute right to continue to live here. This much is true.
However, it is almost certain that they will be given leave to do so. So sayeth the Home Office.
So sayeth also the people running the campaign. However, before such leave is given, they will in fact need to ask for it, something which they have not done as yet….something they are likely to do after they return from a post funeral trip to Nepal.
To reiterate. They are not being threatened with deportation. They are being told that they need to ask to stay and that if they do it is (almost certainly) going to be granted.
Which is very definitely good news all round. I did notice a massive shortage of anyone popping up and saying, "wait a second! The government would never behave that shittily: there must be more to this story, surely?"
In other words, we all expect them to behave like total shits...
* This may be tautology.