Occupation of a country is not necessarily preceded by military conquest. Occupation by deception is when corrupted politicians and liberal elites open the doors to the invaders. Below are the elements of national betrayal:
• Government is subordinate not to the people but to unseen influences. The treacherous political elite bend over backwards to accommodate the occupiers. Pillage and plunder of the public purse by the replacement population proceeds.
• Occupied peoples quickly discover that their status is relegated to that of second class citizen. Whilst equality is the oft-repeated mantra some are considered more equal than are others, the newcomers for example.
• Life's routine appears normal but there is a sinister influence that one finds suffocating. It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is not done. Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. The servile, brain-dead and spineless keep strictly to their side of lines drawn in the sand.
• It becomes a punishable offence to express dissent or criticise the conquerors. The judiciary, police and security services become accomplices to the settlers. Press, civil service and police are subservient to the intruders. Courts are sympathetic towards those who now rule the roost.
• Journalists become accomplices to treachery; media are institutionally hostile to the host community, who find their opinions are effectively silenced. Members of the occupied community are denied access to certain alien-occupied zones.
• Civil servants and police are aware that their job security is dependent upon servile acquiescence to the whims of the newly arrived. Employment, education and housing preference is given to the incomers. This is known as 'affirmative action' or 'reverse racism'.
• Media and publishers rebuff poetry, art and literature considered to be of a dissenting nature. Job security is dependent upon compliance.
• Major crimes committed by the newly arrived are treated as minor misdemeanours. Minor misdemeanours committed by the host community are regarded as major crimes. A sentence is automatically doubled if the court considers there was an element of hostility towards an occupier. The interests of the incomers are sacrosanct and inviolable.
• The host population find their history demonised and culture mocked. The prevailing propaganda urges collaboration, and defeat is said to be inevitable.
• The host community are victims of incessant propaganda that urges them to accept, integrate and genuflect at the sandal-shod feet of their country's occupiers. The invaders' religion, hostile to their own for 2,000 years, is said to be superior, its edicts accepted.
• Media focus on the failings of the host community whilst drooling over the history and culture of the invaders. Censorship and suppression are endemic. Members of the host community are under continual surveillance, considered suspects and potential criminals.
This is what happens when a country or continent is betrayed by its political elite and its media. This is life under occupation and it is happening now in Britain, the European Union, Canada, the United States and Australia.
Top picture: Living Still Life (detail), oil on canvas, Salvador Dali, 1956.