What a fascinating area political nomenclature is and what misunderstandings arise the way certain terms are bandied around, when the various parties do not agree the definitions and where certain parties wish for such misunderstanding in the first place.
The film V for Vendetta is an excellent place to focus on this. In reaction to the film, churches attacked it for its overt anti-Christianity, some anarchists both rejected and reviled it while other anarchists embraced it and saw it as a tour de force. Some conservative libertarians saw it as a beacon whilst others saw it as a Marxist diatribe, some Marxists claimed it as class warfare, whilst other Marxists saw it as pandering to the typical notion of one individual’s actions being able to affect a major outcome for good, e.g. a king. But this post is not just about a film.
The way it embraced homosexuality and gave it far greater precedence than the numbers suggest would turn off many conservatives, yet be the delight of social democrats. The whole nomenclature problem therefore sees a left-liberal who shouts about human rights abuses in North Korea, Burma, Iran or Iraq whilst conveniently ignoring the abuses at home, in order to support the Labour Party, going along here, in support of the film’s message, with a conservative who sees the essential issue in the film as freedom of the individual, in the American constitutional sense.
The way a left-liberal can reconcile, in his own mind, human rights, civil rights, freedom, equality and diversity with the sheer abuse that statist governments are guilty of in their quest for power and the blighting of the society by their ideologically illogical policies, e.g. the previous Labour government and still claim to be on the side of the people, is a wonder in the political firmament.
One very real component of the confusion is that while the film had a “conservative” as its main villain – Sutler, making it a leftist diatribe against the right, a rightist would have had Sutler as a far-rightist, a different other animal altogether and yours truly has Sutler as a perfect example of a member of Them.
The concept of “Them” makes perfect sense because it cuts across the nomenclature and includes global Marxists, urban guerilla Rick types, Cheneys and Kissingers, Pol Pots, Jamie Dymons and Tuckers, Mandelsons and Blairs, Obamas, heads of CBs, BIS, IMF and WB types, all the sustainability and subsidiarity spouters, Common Purpose and various other sociopaths whose purpose is the reconstruction of society and the world, under the guise of euphemistic, universal, positive values, in order to create a dystopia which they believe is actually a utopia.
A conservative, on the other hand, I see as someone who wishes to hold on to or return to values the society once embraced, e.g. family, inheritance, free enterprise, G-d, Queen and country, supporting our armed forces, treating children as children, acting with initiative and thinking for oneself, working hard in order to enjoy a good life, teaching children unexpurgated and PCed history and being able to be proud of one’s country.
What confuses the whole issue is that so many left-liberals see themselves as equally supporting good values in society, e.g. equality and diversity, health and safety, without realizing how they are ruining the society.
An example is the absolutely moronic news about a November 11th parade by army cadets in Australia in which the PCists have banned them parading with weapons, on the grounds that weapons incite violence.
I just go open mouthed and am so immobilized, I can’t even get apoplectic about it. That sort of PCist taking the p*** has really now got to stop, it really does. Enough is enough. And while we say to them, “Come on, you’ve had your joke now – desist,” the true horror is that these jobsworths who are banning weapons in that army parade are actually serious, deadly serious, about what they’re doing.
As V said in his speech, the guilty are us. To extend that – it’s the people who embrace and spew out this PC poison, deluding themselves that they’re doing it out of a fuzzy sort of love of the people and the country. Meanwhile, the real enemies who want to disarm the people of the nation are chuckling at the stupidity of the Hanoi Janes and the like, calling other people who want the society to wake up and defend itself “hatemongers”.
That poster of Natalie Portman with a red logo in the background and “Freedom” emblazoned prominently over it, is urging people to destroy the trappings of oppression, e.g. the parliament by means of violence and blood but that is not at all what I was suggesting. I was suggesting a white clad, non-organized movement of people to one place – the place where all the politicians will be at one time.
The reason for that is that all revolutions are preplanned. The only reason we would even contemplate such a thing in 2011/12, whereas two decades ago we’d have been merrily working away in our jobs, is that it has been induced by Them. They know exactly which strings to pull to manipulate a politically naive people, which to make them complacent, which to make them hopping mad. People do not become hopping mad all by themselves – they do it in reaction to events and policies and who determines all that?
Why Them, of course, those who have usurped the power to influence and determine.
And who is pulling the strings, behind the scenes? As Steve Meyers said in his Global Perspectives interview, it is the “sociopaths” at the top. That’s who.
They know very well that there’ll be anarchic action taking place, they’ve factored it in and have FEMA and the EUUK equivalent in place, ready to pick off the main dissidents, e.g. Old Holborne, Guido and that type and to hijack the revolutionary mood, to direct it down paths that have been predetermined.
The Who sang it, didn’t they? See the new boss …..
Where are our heroes?
Where are the Carswells, Hannans and Glenn Becks? Why are the true conservatives of the 1922 doing absolutely nothing? Why are they accepting being hemmed in, contained, within their party? Answer – because they’re up against the real power. No, not Cameron, a willing stooge for Brussels and those behind Brussels, not Osborne who is one of Them but the real power.
These heroes are never going to stand up for us. We will have to do it ourselves and the only way to do that is to “associate”, with no violence, providing no justification for the armed militsias sent to pick us off – just by association, e.g. millions of us descending on parliament next November 5th, dressed in white, simply to mill around and confront politicians with our questions, face to face.
When blogs such as this are shut down – and they will be – then it must be by telephone and if necessary, by word of mouth, if necessary, by the Samizdat. I have one request to my nation – when you do it – and you will, They’ll force you to – don’t use violence, which is what They want because their whole world view is based on violence. Turn the rule of law back on Them and have them up for trial, fair trial, not kangaroo courts. Put the Blairs, Osbornes and Mandelsons in the dock and give them the fair trial we ourselves have been denied.
Then watch out for the Robespierres hijacking the process, with the poisonous Voltaires in the background, taking no part but egging people on to violence. Trust the voices of reason who see a solution through due process and whom we’ll be happy enough to entrust, watched over by us.
Trust no false Messiah – you’ll know him by his fruits.
(cross posted from Nourishing Obscurity)