During my many years on the NEC of the Campaign for an Independent Britain I had the honour of meeting that great Labour figure Peter Shore, and, in 2000, he was kind enough to sign my copy of his book “Separate Ways", making it out to myself and my wife as ‘Comrades in Arms’, due to the work we did for the Eurorealist cause. Recently I have been rereading this work, and I recommend it to anyone who believes in the cause of British Independence, and indeed to any of our opponents who may be open to seeing the truth about how our country was led down the wrong path by liars and traitors, resulting in over forty years of membership in a vile organisation, which has done us nothing but harm.
He reveals how senior members of the civil service actually sought to pressurise the politicians into yielding to demands from the leaders of the European project, by actions that, at any time in previous decades, would have led to dismissal, or even prosecution for treason, and he confirms, what we in the Eurorealist movement have always known, that, contrary to assertions by the ignoramuses of the European Movement and others, Churchill, while advocating a coming together of the continental nations in some sort of federation, never wished for the UK to be included.
It is horrifying to read how the political establishment, having lost all confidence in Britain, decided to, in effect, hand control of the nation to a supranational body, while at the same time blatantly lying to the British people about the intended aims of that project. Even when continental politicians made clear that the intention was to create a single European state, in which the individual states would become only provinces, our so called leaders, of all the major parties lied, lied and lied again, as indeed they continued to do, until the people finally called a halt in 2016. It is also clear that much of the media, particularly the BBC connived with this mendacious campaign, and they too continued in that vein, and in fact still do.
It is instructive to see how the French, following the catastrophe of occupation during the Second World War, did, by creating the European project, succeed in reestablishing France as a major nation, while at the same time were able to undermine the position of Britain, thanks to the eagerness of our gutless political and bureaucratic elite, who were willing to swallow anything in order to gain entry to the so called European Community. Once can hardly blame the French for this, as, had I been born in France, given what they suffered during the time of the Angevin empire, the hundred years war, and the defeat of Napoleon, I would have been pleased to see the old enemy humbled. It was those in this country who deserve our contempt for their pusillanimous, and totally unnecessary, surrender.
However, barring a last minute betrayal, we have escaped from the EU, and will be able to watch its slow collapse, thanks to its internal contradictions, particularly the disastrous common currency, as interested spectators, not as a country involved in the Samson smash of their beloved temple. What we must now turn our attention to is another threat to free speech and democracy which has arisen, and must be defied and defeated if our way of life is to survive, namely the growth of political correctness seeking to corrupt our language, criminalise those who refuse to bend the knee, literally in some cases, and allow a group of morons, and arrogant ideologues, to gain power in our nation.
Before identifying those responsible I am including a diatribe, found on the Internet, which sums up what so many of us feel:
”As a man, I used to think I was pretty much just a normal sort of chap, but I was born white, into a two-parent household which now, whether I like it or not, makes me privileged, a racist and responsible for slavery. I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today's standards, makes me a fascist because I plan, budget and support myself and my family. I went to grammar school and have always held a job. I now find out that I am not here because I earned it, but because I was advantaged. I am heterosexual, which now makes me a homophobe, and, as a man, clearly a misogynist. I am older than seventy, making me a waste of space and resources, who doesn't use Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat. This latter accusation I accept! I think and I reason, and I doubt much of what mainstream media tells me, which makes me a right-wing conspiracy nut. I am proud of my heritage, and our inclusive British culture, making me a xenophobe. I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according to each individual's merits, while I believe our system guarantees freedom of effort, not freedom of outcome or subsidies, which makes me a borderline sociopath. I believe in the defence and protection of Great Britain for, and by all citizens, now making me a militarist. I am proud of our flag, what it stands for and of the many who died to defend it, so I must be an imperialist and a racist. Please help me come to terms with the new me, because I'm just not sure who I am anymore, and this all took place over the last seven or eight years! If all this nonsense wasn't enough to deal with, now I don't even know which damn cloakroom to use!”.
I suspect that most readers will identify with some, or all of the above, as the campaigns about, inter alia, gender identification, the destruction of cultural artefacts such as statues, prohibited language, trigger warnings, safe spaces and no platforming in universities, and anthropological climate change, all demonise anyone who questions the underlying premises, while those of us who oppose abortion are of course fascists trying to denigrate, and oppress, women.
So who are the people responsible for this disgusting attack on everything we hold dear? I have referred to them before as the left-liberals, but I feel that this is an unsatisfactory description, as real liberals in the past, such as William Wilberforce, ended slavery, achieved universal suffrage, and gradually changed society so that the rights of the working class were advanced, while those on the Left whom I admire, such as Clement Attlee, Ernest Bevin and Hugh Gaitskill, truly worked for a more equal and fair society. I have seen some media columnists, as a result of the term 'Woke' being applied to the opinions of the idiots who now afflict us, refer to them as 'Wokeists', a clumsy term, but one I shall adopt. I do not include in this group those sinister Marxists, who are always to be found in any such group, working towards the establishment of regimes, the like of which killed and oppressed so many in the 20th Century. They are truly evil, and know exactly what they are doing.
However I do include the deluded, deranged dunderheads of social media, whose lack of knowledge of history and culture is only eclipsed by their stupidity. The sort of mob mentality displayed by these people is not new, but has merely been updated by technology, as this mindless fickleness has many historical precedents. Many of those who applauded Brutus swiftly turned to cheering Mark Anthony, the crowds that acclaimed Christ as he entered Jerusalem were soon clamouring for his crucifixion, while the mobs who hailed Robespierre later celebrated his execution. The manner in which the favourites of Twitter such as Germaine Greer, and J K Rowling, suddenly become outcasts, because they dared to depart from strict adherence to the fashionable views of the so called Twitteratia, demonstrates all too clearly just what sort of vacuous, pseudo fascists infest the Internet.
The Wokeists are convinced of their own moral superiority, for, as they denounce all evils such as world hunger, or gender inequality, they believe that they obviously must be better than anyone else, and therefore have the right to direct the affairs of the nation (by the way these maggots infest the USA just as much as they do the UK). They are a self selecting elite, who do not require courage, intelligence or strength to belong, but are merely prepared to declare themselves supportive of every last one of the lunatic ideas they promulgate. They hate wealth, or personal success, regarding such things as the result of injustice somewhere in society, although they are not really sure where. Who cares if they can just denounce them anyway? They are great ones for demanding rights, but are not keen on responsibility, as this conflicts with their right to be unaccountable, otherwise they might be required to justify their views intellectually, rather than just by shouting down anyone who disagrees with them. They would line up outside a prison where a multiple child murderer was to be executed, yelling about respect for life, but will advocate the absolute right of a women to abort her unborn child, for any reason. Many of us accept that the guilty should suffer a fitting, and proportional punishment for their crimes, while believing that the innocent should be protected, but the Wokeists believe the opposite. They always take the side of our nation's enemies, being the spiritual descendants of those, who in the 1950s, wished to throw away our nuclear weapons in the face of a dangerous, totalitarian dictatorship, which would have very quickly blackmailed us into total surrender with their own H bombs, had we been so foolish as to disarm unilaterally.
Much of the blame for this ridiculous state of affairs can be laid at the door of that most rotten of decades, the 1960s. So many of those who thought of themselves as the 'flower children', still seek to hang on to their youth by trying to retain the unthinking attitudes of arrested adolescents. They have never grown up, but unfortunately have achieved positions in politics, the media, education and the Church, which gives them the chance to influence society in the malign way their stupid ideas demand. In truth there is nothing more bullying, victimised, irresponsible, and hypocritical than a Wokeist. They are self important, miserable, undisciplined, and are constantly demanding satisfaction. Their ideology is one of sanctimonious, snivelling, spoilt children, and they should be treated as the half educated morons they are.
All that is required is for the vast majority of the people, and those who claim to represent them, to stand up and be counted, telling the Wokeists to shut up. However too many in positions of power, rather than doing just that, are prepared to give in to these vociferous idiots. One particularly egregious case reported recently in the Telegraph was where, in a small village, one cretin demanded that a memorial to the dead of the First World War be removed, and the gutless cowards in authority gave in, rather than telling him, or her, to clear off. Equally insane is the fact that when a pianist played the song Camptown Races for an OAP singalong the charity show became involved into race row over the 'inappropriate' choice of a song that dates from the era of 'blackface' minstrel shows! It is clear that we now need a movement, on the lines of the one that saved us from the EU, to begin an active campaign to turn back the tide of nonsense threatening to sweep away all that is decent in our society.