Thursday, May 07, 2015

On The Other Hand, Screw Westminister Anyway

Yes, indeed, House of Dumb: first for all your sour grape needs.

Actually, the polls have only just closed and I have no idea what's going to happen but I still have a feeling that in the long term, it might just turn out that the most important political story of last month didn't involve any actual politicians.

As some of you will know, Social Justice Warriors have had a recent meltdown about a company in London that put an attractive woman on some posters and.... actually, that was it, that's what tipped them over the edge: a hot babe. So naturally the company concerned backed down and apologised, then hired some of these mutants to run sensitivity seminars, except not really. Instead they did something else, something magical.

Yes, indeed: a tiny company did the left more damage in a couple of weeks than our nation's Professional Conservatives have done in a year. They've not only shown how easy it is to just tell these people to shove it, but by refusing to back down they've forced the SJWs to try and come up with actual arguments to support their goofy positions... thereby laying bare just how absurd their philosophy really is.

In fact, these guys managed to work out something that's evaded our allegedly brilliant Tory Party. A bunch of fatties threatening to boycott a health company? Isn't that kind of like rabbis boycotting bacon? More to the point though, not only is there no actual downside to alienating people who hate you anyway, people who do share your values will be drawn to your cause. Hence why these guys are rolling in cash.

It turns out that not only is the left's supposed domination of pop culture a myth, but plenty of people were just waiting for the chance to give SJWs the finger.

Quote Du Jour: Special Insider Edition

I was going to write something about the sheer inadequacy of the Tory approach to dealing with Britain's problems but I can't improve on this.

 Then I thought I'd write a little about how 'tactical' voting always leads, sooner or later, to strategic defeat but then I saw this.

Both too good not to read in full, but the deeper question is how the Hell did we get here anyway? US blogger Ace puts his finger on it:
This is about class. This is all about class.
This is about, specifically, the careerist, cowardly, go-along-to-get-along mores of the Upper Middle Class, the class of people whose parents were all college educated, and of course are college educated themselves; the class that dominates our thought-transmitting institutions (because non-college educated people are more of less shut out of this industry)...
This is why we have no actual conservative movement worth a damn: Because our political officers and our thought leaders are all drawn from, and aspire to advance in, the same Upper Middle Class Northeast-and-California cultural consensus of "respectability."
True, he's technically speaking about the narrow question of whether or not people deserve to murdered for drawing cartoons, but it still holds true generally.

I can believe that a lot of Professional Conservatives in Britain can see the damage the left has done to this country, but they still can't bring themselves to do anything about it if that would mean risking the loss of those super-exclusive dinner party invites, let alone letting people who don't even get invited in the first place get their grubby hands on the levers of power (i.e. UKIP).

To the point:
To escape the Matrix, you must first see the Matrix -- something Andrew Breitbart was fond of observing.
To be a traitor to one's Class is to be a patriot towards humanity.
Maybe Marx said that. Maybe I did. I don't know. But I do believe it. I believe that far too many ideas we have are non-ideas, things we've never actually thought through, but are simply Class Assumptions, and that we are all too afraid to go against our herd, our tribe, and start questioning some goddamned Class Assumptions.
A lot of people in Britain have got to ditch the idea that the Tories represent people like them. It's easy to mock people who vote Labour because their dad did and their grandad before them, but large parts of the right aren't much different. People seriously need to ask themselves when was the last time the conservatives did something that seriously struck back at the liberal consensus - I'm guessing not since 1990.

In so far as there are any excuses for modern conservatism, they rest on their supposed economic competence. Never mind how dubious that claim is, there's the wider issue. When it comes to life as it's lived by real people the Tories have all but announced that the left can do what they want, and if you don't like it, you're probably racist or summink. They're betting the ballot fodder will keep voting for them no matter what. History will show whether they're right or not.