Election UK: So did ‘idiot voters’ get it wrong?

by Tom Chivers for Unherd

In the postmortem examination of Labour’s electoral disaster, the notion of “false consciousness” has been bandied around quite a lot. The accusation is that Labour, blaming the media and the Tories (and sometimes the voters themselves) for deceiving the population into voting against its own interests, is invoking the idea to explain why the workers and lower middle class — whom they think of as their base — didn’t vote for them. “Am I out of touch? No, it’s the voters who are wrong.”

“False consciousness” gets a lot of bad press these days, and you can see why: it’s a foundational concept of Marxist-Leninist communism, originally formulated by Friedrich Engels, and it can easily be seen as a way of blaming the idiot proles for not knowing what’s best for them and voting for the wrong lot. There is something a bit grim about telling working-class people — or black people, or gay people, or women, et cetera — that the only reason they voted the way they did is because they are idiots who got duped. READ FULL ARTICLE at Unherd

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Breaking: Corbynistas resort to fascist tactics to shut down opposition.

We are just learning that /Nasty, neo – Nazi supporters of the far – left, Jew hating Labour party, it’s Trotskyite leader Jeremy Corbyn and his propaganda chief, the Stalinist John McDonnell, have mobbed the market hall in the small Lancashire town of Westhoughton, where Boris Johnson was due to meet voters and traders today.

According to reports from local radio stations Johnson’s visit was cancelled at short notice due to what the Conservative Party describe police  “security concerns”.

A group of protesters had gathered before the Prime Minister’s arrival.

One witness tweeted: “The police have now arrived and Westhoughton Market is in lockdown after market traders say protestors tried to force their way in.”

There was a similar incident  in Rochester, Kent yesterday, when rabid, neo – fasist Labour supporters forced the cancellation of a walkabout after police fears that the feral hysterial that drives left wing hatred of anyone who disagrees with them would override civilised values and in their frenzied determination to tear the Prime Minister to sheds, the drug crazed, anti – Semitic crusties would injure or even kill members of the public.

Can any sane person believe a party that encourages such sociopathic paskudnyaks are fit to run the country?

As the loony left tried to claim Boris is chickening out of facing the people, but conservative sources say (correctly according to law,) that the police have the final say and that security considerations determine what happens.

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Do Conservatives Go Too Far In Demonizing Communism

As the UK General Election campaign starts to turn nasty, more and more people are trying to excuse the anti – Semitism and the authoritarianism of the Jew – hating communists who have hijacked the Labour Party. They play down the fact that party leader Jeremy Corbyn is a Trotskyite who in true Bolshevik tradition has abandoned his principles for the sake of power, (he has been a lifelong opponent of British membership of the European Union and was at least a supporter of a kind of democracy.) When it came to a choice between honouring the result of a democratic referendum or aligning himself with the advocates of global government, high taxation and uncontrolled immigration however, he chose to cling to power.

Corbyn’s de fact number 2, the Stalinist thug John McDonnell has never made any secret of the fact that he favours turning the EU into a kind of EUSSR, with Britain reduced to the status of a province.

In spite of this young (and some not so young but certifably insane,) lefties cling to the belief that life in the old Soviet Union, its satellite states in Europe and Asia, in Communist China, Viet Nam and North Korea, and in the outlying farmstead of communism, Cuba, was all beer and skittles.

In my almost 20 years as a blogger and web content creator I have corresponded with many people from Russia, the former Yugoslavian states, Romania, Poland and Hungary who experienced life under communism (or socialism as communist tyrants like to call it. And none have had a good word to say about it.

In fact most have been so vitriolic about communism / socialism that I believe conservatives and nationalists in Britain, the USA, the European Union, Canada and Australia are actually too moderate when talking about Communism. I don’t know if this is because they have not read enough about the history of Soviet Russia, Red China, Eastern Europe, Viet Nam, North Korea and the other nations that became slave states under socialist dictatorships or just trying to avoid hate attacks from the left-leaning university brainwashed millennials who fall for the ols “ah but none of those were proper socialism,” excuse but what they usually say is not even close to the whole truth.

Also, please don’t make the mistake of confusing communism with a welfare state: while there are states with a strong welfare component, high taxes, and more government control, most of these are social democracies, capitalistic economies ruled by democratic principles.

Communism was never about welfare: yes, people were getting food (though nowhere near enough as is abvious from the numbers who died of starvation or malnutrition related diseases,) and shelter, but they were forced to work until the state decreed age of retirement — which was constantly raised according to that good old National Socialist concept of “useless eaters.” If somebody refused to work on the job that the Party assigned to them, they would go to prison — where they would be put to hard labor, or if the prisons were full or the local kommisar did not like their face they would simply be shot.

Also, the free food and shelter were not subject to personal preferences: every person was given food stamps, stating what they were allowed to buy for the month — and it wasn’t a lot. “Hoarding” food was a major offense, punishable by prison time or death — and “hoarding” meant that you had a food closet at home, not freight containers. China’s communist government passed a law against hoarding food and enforced it so brutally that peasant farmers who laid aside a portion of their grain harvest for next years seed were deemed guilty of hoarding and summarily executed. But those farmers who obeyed the law and handed over all their crop faced long prison sentences in forced labour camps when they had no crop to hand over the following year.

Add to this the lack of any human or civil rights that we consider today a given: you could be arrested anytime, with or without reason, if somebody in the police felt like it. People would disappear without warning — sometimes on the way back from work, sometimes when taking the trash out. No due process was required for “enemies of the people,” there was no presumption of innocence or right to trial by jury of one’s peers; even when a trial was conducted, it was just the judge (always a ‘party’ member,) that hear the case, examine the evidence, question witnesses and pass sentence — no jury, no defense, no witnesses required because there was no “not guilty” verdict, to be accused by a party member was proof of guilt.

No significant private property was allowed: you could own your clothes, and possibly a car of you were a party member or in a protected profession such as a doctor, engineer or  senior police officer but even for those privileged people which there was a waiting list years long, but that was pretty much it. Owning a house was out of question, with minor exceptions; most people would live in government-owned apartments, which were subject to reassignment if considered necessary by the Party.

Apologists for socialist authoritarianism claim it worked for mant decades and still does in China, Cuba, North Korea and a few other outposts. After the Russian Revolution it did work for a while, because nobody dared oppose the state. Anyone who even complained about the chronic shortages or lack of freedom would go to prison or worse. There were people who tried to fight against it in the beginning — they were caught and shot without wasting time on trials or debate.

The system “worked” so well that, in about 50 years of communism, Eastern Europe became a poverty zone that everybody was desperate to get out of. The power outages were so common that everybody were lighting their homes with candles; hot water was only provided a few times a week, by a strict schedule; during winter, it was not uncommon to hear about a family found dead because they tried to use the cooking stove to heat themselves.

So it seems people in the liberal democracies who have taken the trouble to discover the truth about socialism and communism (Karl Marx used the terms interchangably,) do not go too far in demonizing a system that killed millions of people directly, enslaved hundreds of millions, and caused poverty that indirectly killed so many more than we can even estimate.

I like to remind people that in 1870 the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin warned Karl Marx, after reading “The Communist Manifesto,” that a communist government would quickly become more authoritarian and oppressive than Russia’s Czarist regime which was notorious for its brutality. Events have proved hundreds of times, that Bakunin was right.

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Speaking during Labour’s Faith and Race manifesto launch, Jezza The Jew Hater said: “What we’re faced within this country, and across Europe and in the United States is a rise of the intolerant far right, the far right that can only ever seek to give out a message of division and hatred. They walk in the footsteps of the Nazis of the 1920s in their hatred.” The Labour leader took a thinly veiled shot at his opponents by exploring the reactionary policies of the Nazi’s whilst delivering his vision for race relations in the UK.

That’s pretty rich coming from the man who rebranded his party as far left while taking their politics to the far right, with policies based on anti Semitism and support for Islam and Islamic terror groups and acceptance into the party of factions (i.e. Momentum,) that believe the use of violence is justified if it advances their agenda.

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The Scottish Silliness

Forget what three Buckfast swilling, deep fried Mars Bar scoffing judges in chilly Jockoland said earlier in the week and whatever you have heard about Boris Johnson lying to the Queen (The Queen’s conversations with her Prime Ministers are confidential so nobody knows if Boris lied to our Betty or not, but if he did and anything he advised was illegal her own advisers would have warned her to withhold assent to the prorogation of parliament.

The Scottish court judgement is nothing but a cheap political stunt by a bunch of biased, SNP supporting bent lawyers aimed at giving The Mad Wee Hag Sturgeon ammunition for her next bid to make Scotland independent from the UK and thus the biggest economic basket case in Europe (if Scotland was an independent nation now they would be further up shit creek and even more bereft of paddles than Greece. .

And Boggart Blog is not the only digital news sheet that thinks so. We may be a scurrilous little blog, but look at what the highly respected, subscrioption only web news site for financial professionals, Eurointelligence has to say:

We expect this to be of more significance to the debate over Scottish independence than to Brexit. Legal commentators, including the retired Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption, expect the UK Supreme Court to side with the English ruling rather than the Scottish one.

Advantage Boris who is already one set up because the High Court in England ruled in his favour, as it should, while constitutionally Scottish courts cannot possibly have jurisdiction over the whole of the UK.

Eurointelligence continued:

If the Supreme Court, as we expect, does not intervene on prorogation, that leaves Hilary Benn’s legislation – requiring Johnson to seek an extension to the Art. 50 withdrawal period – as the main tactical approach left for Remainers.

But Johnson has the possibility of launching a legal challenge to Benns law, if he wants to.

The No No Deal law does nothing if such a challenge is upheld (as it should be), but the government team may have better ideas than issuing a challenge as Eurointelligence reports:

The act has been repeatedly and mistakenly described in the British media as “taking no deal off the table”, which illustrates how few journalists have bothered to even read the plain words of its text. Johnson is required by the act to send a letter to the European Council requesting an extension until 31st January 2020. But the act only requires that he send this letter on October 19. Even then, he only has to send the letter if parliament hasn’t agreed to either a deal or a no-deal exit by that date. Both scenarios being explicitly allowed by the legislation. Moreover, it allows Johnson to withdraw the letter if the House of Commons votes in favour of either a withdrawal agreement or of no-deal exit between 19th October and 31st October.
We think the Remainers committed a strategic error. It was a mistake to leave the machinery of government in Johnson’s hands between now and October 31. He will be the only person in the room negotiating and speaking to other heads of government. It also leaves plenty of avenues at his disposal for frustrating an extension request. However watertight Hillary Benn’s legislation might seem, one thing it cannot do is muzzle the prime minister or limit his right to make political statements, both within the House of Commons and at the European Council in October. It also means Johnson now has five more weeks to dominate the UK media agenda, unimpeded by parliamentary questioning thanks to prorogation.

So in the end whatever Remainers do, short of calling a vote of no confidence and forcing an election, which after their idiotic performance over the past few week the opposition will surely lose, they cannot stop no deal. Quite simply, so long as Boris can string things out until 31 October, no deal is the default legal position. All the Remainers antics and the bigoted Jock judges have achieved is to make anything but no deal almost impossible.

Good work, Remainers.

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Is Corbyn’s No Deal Strategy Playing Into Boris Johnson’s Hands

Jeremy Corbyn said “When no deal is off the table, once and for all, we should go back to the people in a public vote or a General Election to decide our country’s future.”


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Forunately (if you are a Leave supporter,) Corbyn has been seduced by the elite faction of his party led by Sir Kier SStormer, and is following a path that is electoral suicide. Many of the constituencies that voted Leave by the biggest margins in the 2016 referendum were the solid Labour parliamentary seats of the industrial north, midlands and South Wales. These voters feel betrayed by posh boy Corbyn, elitists like SStormer and millionaire lawyers like Emily Thornberry, and rightly so. Labour is no longer “the people’s party,” it is now “the rich people’s party.”

Oh yes, politically correct virtue signalling andglobalists “one world nation” thinking are luxuries the lower paid can ill afford.

Boris Johnson’s only hope of securing a substantial conservtive mjority at the next election, barring an electoral pact with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party,  is to purge the democracy hating rebels who were prepared to betray party and country in exchange for a seat on the EU gravy train, starting with that creepy looking little shit Hammond,  and get parliament to stop no deal. Labour’s stupidity and obsession with the idea of humiliating Boris have given him what he wants. The Conservatives are now the Leave party, Labour are the party of The Fourth Reich and the Lib Dem’s are paskudniaks, (yay multiculturalism, Yiddish has a wonderful lexicon of profanity, especially if you know whast the words really mean,) and the SNP – well what do we expect from the Scottish National Socialist Party.

At this point Labour thinks that a couple of months of making the PM yield to everything they demand, whilst smearing and maligning him with as much historic dirt as they can find, is somehow going to tarnish Johnson enough for them to win an election. This is a severely deluded strategy. The more they attack Johnson and frustrate Brexit, the more their core voters in those old indistrial areas will support him.

Johnson is just going to keep pushing everyway he can for the no deal and calling Labour out on it. And, with a little help from Farage perhaps, he will win an election and Brexit will happen. In the process, Labour will once again have made themselves unelectable for a generation because they will have shown themselves to be the party of the Oxbridge educated intellectual elite, the party that does not give a flying fuck about the working class.

The reason why Johnson will win, is that from the moment the referendum resukt was announced, a large proportion of the people have been saying ‘they’ (the elite/Parliament/EU) would stop it.

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Parliament frustrating Brexit and betraying the democratically expressed will of the people is what people have been expecting will happen for the past three years. And for three years we have had to tolerate endless bullshit from showbiz luvvies, media talking heads, Guardianistas, “experts” and that prepubescent little faygele Owen Jones to get to this position.

And now the people who have stopped it are Labour, the self styled champions of the working class, the working class who voted by a big majority for LEAVE.

The voters are not going to look on them as heros the same way the Guardanistas do. This strategy of let’s call Johnson an idiot and use every constitutional dirty trick to stop him governing (and delivering what the voters want, isn’t ever going to reverse what people think about the betrayal of the Brexit vote. Corbyn and his Labour MPs and minor party allies are not the equivalent of 300 Spartans at Thermopylae, they are much more closely related to the “cheese eating surrender monkeys” of Vichy France.

It is for the people in a public vote or a General Election to decide our country’s future course. Parliament may be sovereign in law making, but parliament serves the people, they are not our masters.

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Amusing Poll On Brexit Preferences

Mike Shedlock of Mishtalk website is an insightful and emtertaining analyst of courrent events and financial affairs whose work we have featured here before.

Today Mike has published an amusing analysis of the current state of Brexit, which, it appears, shows that while everybody knows what they don’t want (Theresa May’s deal,) theres is no majority for any of the alternatives. So in blocking no deal this week, Chlorinated Corbyn’s Labour Party, The Lib Dems (the invertibrate party,) the SNP and Remain supporters in the Conservative Party have effectively blocked any deal, because while the EU know we can’t leave without a deal, they are not going to offer any deal except the one dictated by EU officials to May’s negotiating team.

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There is still no majority support for anything. Some will never be happy no matter what happens.

YouGov asked UK citizens what Brexit options they preferred that were “realistically possible”.

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