If you are left or centre or liberal then you will come across people who preach racial and gender equality and are down with LBGT rights and say nice shit about the poor. They will be mortally offended by Trump and pine for the days of Obama and having a their dude do wicked shit not some ignorant orange buffoon. They will lament vapid neo Con ‘Hillary’ losing. They will cry at the end of an agreement with a vile theocratic nation that supports Jihad whilst damning a pointless agreement with a lunatic despot. They are always good. They call themselves progressives. They talk of the The Market. They love the EU and talk like it’s some giant charity. They accuse everyone of hate and talk of love.
They are also responsible for the huge numbers of poor, hospital car park charging, austerity, monopoly capitalism, corporate rights trumping individual rights, the financial crash of 07/08 and the LTCM crash and the Dot Com boom crash, the rise of financial capital and the rise in land prices and hence food banks. They are as culpable as the right in supporting wars. They have made poor countries debt slaves whilst taking the credit for China and India lifting their population up. They are responsible for welfare ‘reform’ for demonising the poor and the work obsession whereby more people work but growth comes only from more debt and immigrants and sleight hand and twist of fate. They talk of safe spaces, micro aggression and the need to ban people because they disagree. They are intolerant of others views and hide behind rhetoric and bluster like the far Right and as amenable to rational argument as a Jihadist. Facts are irrelevant to them for all their ‘fakenews’ bluster – seriously read their UK bibles The Times or Guardian and tell me there is one thing they are correct about? They make paeans to their own virtue cos they celebrate differences that others hate but offer the largely poor minorities nothing except patronising difference celebration – see thoughts and prayers after a gun massacre.
If you are left or centre they are not your friends.
It’s difficult to get over the modern need for hate and hence virtue in the brain of the hater. Yet Labour has 3 strings to its bow on the self love hate stakes:-
- Corbynistas or Momentum or The Left a group who think they can ignore economics or advice and be credible with a skeptical public. They find victims in every corner. Backed by a series of out of date ideas that ignore the changes in work and production and the future at the expense of platitudes and appeals to virtue.
- The Moderates. These people push the extreme liberalism whilst enacting the kind of policies that stifle wages and boost assets. All whilst celebrating differences as embodied by their Jim Crowist policy of multiculturalism. They and the progressives will rant at Tim Farron’s religious beliefs [and hence their own superior creed] but celebrate the greater and actual bigotry of Islam and the mainstream Muslim community. Nicer to the poor than the Tories in the short term but ultimately with same aim – an ordered society of a medicated poor and an elite. Oddly a middle class group seeking their own oblivion albeit with the expectation among the few who understand their creed they will be part of the elite see the Blairs and Browns.
- The Progressives who see the need for an alliance with Greens and Liberals as though they represent a single strand of opinion. They seek to be the glue in between the other 2. The major flaw they have is they cannot unite the Labour party never mind an infantile Green party which talks of banning horse racing and Liberal party that is not Liberal. Economically more for localism, environmentalism and other good but hard to sell non concrete stuff.
All 3 united in the identerism that those outside any of these creeds find so off-putting and un-voteable. All love great cries of sexism and racism and can remove TV hosts but precious little else. They are also united in slagging each other off too.
So called progressives’ve made racism so all encompassing one word on a footie field is a lifetime of screaming racism but losing 250 Bn of the countries money and dancing and being a good egg on TV is OK. So can they respond when large lumps of people don’t give a shit about their virtues? Continue reading “Progressives Left Bemused”