The thing I resent the most in these jumped-up, limited people desperate to show they have power over others [read MPs, Common Purpose graduates, EU or UN] is the same as in Boaty McBoatface [earlier post]:
The schoolmastery “do it again until you get it right” applied to everyday public life.
And to be able to treat people that way, one must first reduce them to infants who can only make decisions under the tutelage of the MP etc. Therefore, there can only be one parent – the State [see Sturgeon’s “Named Person”].
The oft-quoted Yuri Bezmenov spoke of the demoralization of the society in both ways – both feeling lost, rudderless, in constant fear of some little thing, be it spiders in summer or the bogeyman – but also in the loss of moral fabric in each person. In other words, the corruption up top brought down into society proper.
And even those vitriolically opposing such movement in society themselves give way to fear – fear of what these bastards have in store, and rage at the chutzpah of these cut-price intellects up top, plus the idiotic myopia of those on the Kool Aid.
And it does no one any good but only one demographic of those three damages its health – us. Those above think it’s all going swimmingly, those below are oblivious to everything going on and why. For us is reserved the most cruel, diabolical torture – we see and we also see we can do nothing to stop it.
Take the elections across the UK:
Friday 6 May
Around 80 English local election results expected overnight
Scottish Parliament – results in all 129 seats expected overnight
Welsh Assembly – results in all 60 seats expected overnight
Liverpool mayoral result also expected overnight.
11:30 First results from around 50 councils in England to declare on Friday
15:00 First results of London Assembly elections
17:00 First preference vote share information for elections to Northern Ireland Assembly
1800 Result of first preference votes for Mayor of London (final result expected early evening)
Results of Police and Crime Commissioner elections in England and Salford mayoral contest are also expected on Friday.
Saturday 7 May
14:00 Results from five remaining councils in England
16:00 Result of Bristol Mayoral contest
Result of elections to Northern Ireland Assembly expected
Sunday 8 May
16:00 Result of elections to Bristol Council (final council in England to declare)
Results of Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Wales
In all of it, firstly people are not interested, secondly they show displeasure to whoever’s in power and hand seats to “the other lot”, thereby perpetuating the two party system until a third party like the SNP, the communists in other words, comes along and takes over Labour’s place.
The party who could have made a difference, e.g. UKIP in the UK, Trump in the USA, can get nowhere because the forces aligned against them are too massive, in money terms primarily and in voting patterns secondly. And thirdly, each is flawed in character.
Nigel still doesn’t see that the people who cooled on him were precisely those who would have voted UKIP but the unresignation and this ridiculous “people’s army” thing, plus the ructions since then, have lost him enormous kudos in the society.
For the record, I did vote UKIP in first place, Tories in second. Over in the States, it doesn’t matter so much with the Prez – look at Reagan. The system gets ’em in the end – see Woodrow Wilson for that.
The only ones who could have made a change are the apolitical voter who knows nothing but has the vote and always votes safe or with displeasure. And their reality dose each day? Sky News, the Beeb, the NYT, the WP, LA Times or Huff Post if online.
How does one show displeasure at Cameron? Vote for “the other lot”, i.e. Corbyn’s lot. Whaaa? A man who can’t even get out of his own way? Unless north or west of the respective borders. In Wales, that means UKIP and north means Kranky and her cradle-to-grave Named Person. Rab C. Nesbitt come home, all is forgiven.
What of us though, what of you and me? Do we despair and have a black day, faced with this applied imbecility? If we’re smart and put it out of mind, we are doing precisely what a huge number also do – don’t partake in the process any more, precisely what Them want. And so that lot over there and their robot voters continue to inflict things on us.
And the blame is fairly and squarely on those who did not vote, make no mistake about that, plus those who voted mechanically or tribally.
Or we go gaga, withdraw to our boats and seaside cottages, watch sport on the box, go for long walks with or without the dog … and nothing changes, as Them up there know it won’t, because their total disdain for the average human’s mind is what is behind the arrogance we see and it stems from what they perceive is possible to pull over the people.
Until one day, along comes a flawed person who knows exactly how people are and instead of despising them for it, supports them and provides a positive message which can appeal.
This was Wat Tyler’s mistake – to remain in protest mode.
Michael Gove’s speech: