June 19, 2016
The day after Jo Cox was murdered the high Queen of Britain’s champagne socialist Left, Polly Toynbee, wrote in The Guardian that she lamented the rise of anti-politics and Right Wing populism. Her piece was called ”The mood is ugly, and an MP is dead” and carried the by-line ”It’s wrong to view the killing of Jo Cox in isolation. Hate has been whipped up against the political class.’‘
There are many decent people involved in the campaign to secure Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, many who respect the referendum as the exercise in democracy that it is. But there are others whose recklessness has been open and shocking. I believe they bear responsibility, not for the attack itself, but for the current mood: for the inflammatory language, for the finger-jabbing, the dogwhistling and the overt racism.
It’s been part of a noxious brew, with a dangerous anti-politics and anti-MP stereotypes fomented by leave and their media backers mixed in. Only an hour before this shooting Nigel Farage unveiled a huge poster showing Syrian refugees fleeing to Slovenia last year, nothing to do with EU free movement – and none arriving here. Leave’s poster read: “Breaking Point. We must break free from the EU and take control of our borders.” Nicola Sturgeon, Caroline Lucas and many others condemned it as “disgusting”, and so it is.
This is the poster in question:
Farage’s poster depicts refugees as they actually are, and contrary to Toynbee’s claims, they will all be able to move to Britain as soon as Angela Merkel grants them EU citizenship, so Farage is correct on that too. But the objective truth runs counter to the feel-good liberal narrative, the poster the liberal classes would like us to see is this:
And so within one single article Polly Toynbee has perfectly illustrated two points:
1. The liberal classes, media and political, have an agenda which is objectively false and they will vilify and attack anyone who disagrees and attempts to push a counter narrative.
2. The liberal classes are truly detested by a massive number of British people and they, the liberals, are unable to understand why.
It is this rift which led to the brutal murder of Jo Cox. To state it as boldly as that instantly invites accusations, especially on a blog such as this, of condoning murder, but to understand and explain something is not to condone it.
The problem we face is that the liberal establishment are not just seen to be living in merely an ivory tower or bubble, but in a dark and sinister castle. The decrees and morality which they foist down onto the general population are not ‘humanitarian’ or in any sense morally justifiable, it is ill conceived lunacy at best, genocidal at worst.
Jo Cox’s career was largely based upon bringing refugees and immigrants into West Yorkshire, her constituency. To her and others of the liberal class there simply isn’t any higher moral position than to advocate for a humanitarian stance which gets them a pat on the back from their peers, to look at the world and help the needy, relieve people of suffering and give shelter to the hungry feels just great. Being an ‘internationalist’ they would argue, allows one to get a larger sense of what is going on in the world and aligns one’s priorities…etc.
And yet the day after she died the BBC reported a story from Jo’s own West Yorkshire:
Peter Mann, head of the complex casework unit at the Crown Prosecution Service for Yorkshire and Humberside, said: “These men are responsible for a range of crimes involving child sexual exploitation and abuse.
“One victim was sexually assaulted in a car.”The second victim was groomed, and systematically exploited by the older men she associated with. Some of her abusers acted together as a group, grooming her and plying her with drink and drugs. Others took advantage of her individually.”
The main victim in the case was 13 years old when she was first abused.
Jo Cox’s maiden speech in parliament:
Our communities have been deeply enhanced by immigration, be it of Irish Catholics across the constituency or of Muslims from Gujarat in India or from Pakistan, principally from Kashmir. While we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again as I travel around the constituency is that we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.
The gang rape of underage White girls is so commonplace in Jo Cox’s own area that it took just one day between her murder and the conviction of a Muslim rape gang. And these liberals are utterly blind to it, they’re pathologically incapable of even comprehending that their student union, John Lennon ethos is horrific in practice, idiotic in theory. Again, to understand is not to condone, but when Thomas Mair gave his name in court as ”Death to traitors” this is surely what he was alluding to.
Sitting in the comfort of his Dorset sea-view mansion, Leftist activist, Billy Bragg scored a super-hit on Twitter:
The point he’s making here is that the British tabloid press, The Dailies Mail and Express in particular, are indirectly, or directly culpable for Thomas Mair’s radicalization because they report something approaching the truth regarding Islamic immigration. However, the difference is that these newspapers do not hold any political power, and despite having readerships many times greater than the liberal elites outlets, such as The Guardian, their readership is simply sidelined and ignored by the people with true power, and that would be the liberal elite.
This takes us back to Polly Toynbee:
Democracy is precious and precarious. It relies on a degree of respect for the opinions of others, soliciting support for political ideas without stirring up undue savagery and hatred against opponents. “Elites” are under attack in an anarchic way, when the “elite” justice minister can call on his supporters to ignore all experts.
Something close to a chilling culture war is breaking out in Britain, a divide deeper than I have ever known, as I listen to the anger aroused by this referendum campaign. The air is corrosive, it has been rendered so. One can register shock at what has happened, but not complete surprise.
The opinions of people who opposed the liberal left ideal were silenced and increasingly, made illegal! The liberal left political and media class are no longer seen as humanitarians helping the oppressed, they are the oppressors.
We have an entire upper strata of British society which despise the lower strata, they are the upper classes, the ‘elite’ and they have nothing but contempt, fear and disgust at the lower, White working class strata, to the point that they view the mass rape of working class White girls by non Whites with complete indifference. Within this context Thomas Mair is the revolutionary fighting for freedom and the Left itself is the oppressor class holding the proles down in servitude. Left Wing thought is not pacific when dealing with power dynamics, when a Muslim is radicalized the Left point to Neo-Con interventions in the Middle East, when asked about Black crime statistics they invoke ‘institutional racism’ and the relative powerlessness of Black males.
Polly Toynbee’s article is instructive because what she’s describing is a new class of people, a new oppressed class which she and her ilk have created but they can’t admit to it because their insurmountable sense of moral superiority would be washed away.
As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn put it:
“They have forgotten, quite sincerely—they have entirely forgotten. How difficult it is to remember the evil one has done!”