Brexit, a movement of the Elite, by the Elite, for the Elite. The Establishment’s dreams come true!

The whole Brexit debate was framed around the idea of an ‘elite’ vs ‘real people’.  Funnily enough, I actually agree with this idea, however, the truth is opposite to what the Brexiteers would have us believe.

Brexit was the movement of the Elite – funded, backed, and propagated by the rich and aristocratic.  Remain was the voice of the oppressed and marginalised younger generation.

Lets look at the bare facts.  As a demographic average;

Brexiters came from rural areas.

Remainers came from cities

Brexiters were older

Remainers younger.

Which means that Brexiters were more likely to live above the poverty line, more likely to own property, more likely to own land, more likely to have received free education, more likely to have found affordable housing, more likely to have had secure employment, more likely to have a higher disposable income, more likely to own their own car. . . in pretty much every way, the typical Brexiteer is wealthier and more represented than the typical Remainer.

The Brexiteers are the elitists!

When you look at the ‘class’ of people most keenly shouting for and funding Brexit, you begin to see just how much of a phony revolution this whole movement was from day one.  From the start – even before ukip, when we had “The Referendum Party”, Brexit’s loudest voices have come almost exclusively from the aristocracy and the Fleet Street Elite.

An incomplete list of the aristocrats, old Etonians, and members of the landed gentry who fund ukip or back Brexit follows (deep breath!);

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (bojo!), the Earl of Dartmouth, Lord Neidpath, Baron Pearson of Rannoch, Lady Yvonne Colin, 21st Baron Willoughby deBroke, Baron Stephens of Ludgate, Sir John Craven, the Earl of Leicester, the 8th Baron of Grantley, Viscount Michael Cowdray, Viscount Rothermere, Lady Goldsmith, Lady and Baron Vinson  – all keen Eurosceptics and members or patrons of ukip.  We then need to add to this parade of privilege the billionaire press lords, such as Richard Desmond, Paul Dacre and Rupert Murdoch.

This is the aristocracy – the landed gentry and Fleet Street Establishment!  How on earth did Brexit become the voice of the ‘working man’ with this bunch of elitists at the helm?!

You will have often heard the Brexit brigade complaining about how the ‘liberal media establishment’ was ‘ignoring the concerns of the average man’.  ‘The mainstream media is corrupt’ they’d wail “political correctness is preventing us from speaking” they’d say, repeatedly and loudly.  However, this narrative of media oppression vanishes when concerning their giant blind spot for the pro Brexit Sun, Star, Mail, Express, Telegraph and Spectator. . . oh, on *these particular occasions* the ‘mainstream media suddenly ceased to be the Mouthpiece of the Oppressor and instantly became the Voice of the People!

If you want to know what a ‘sneering London establishment’ sounds like, just read some of the attacks the pro-brexit Fleet Street Elite (especially the Sun) make on our great cities such as Liverpool, Bristol and, more recently, Hull.

Another interesting thing is the one piece of surprise ‘good’ economic news since the vote to leave. . . The FTSE 100 is up!  Hooray!  Workers and small business may be fucked, but the big multi-nationals that make up the FTSE 100 have been able to exploit the weak pound whilst costs rise for the rest of us!

Brexit – a movement of the elite, by the elite, for the elite, pushed by the aristocracy, via the rural bourgeois, on to the gullible half of the working class.   A scapegoat to allow the British government and their aristocratic, establishment friends to continue screwing us over because they can always blame the EU for their own failings.

But make no mistake, once we have left the EU, the right-wing press will continue to blame it for all the ensuing economic chaos.  When the economy begins to tank again – just like it was before we joined Europe, and we plummet down the world rankings (as has already started to happen) we will begin to see the narratives “they are ganging up on us” our “Bullying neighbors”.  As hypocritical as it is predictable!

Brexiteers – “Rebelling against the establishment” and “Taking back Control” . . . by doing exactly what the aristocracy and the foreign-owned Fleet Street Elite tell us!

Of course this country’s undemocratic aristocracy want to ‘take back control’ from the democratically elected European Parliament!  This country’s elite cannot wait for the protections the EU gives us to be gone, so we can go back to the days of economic stagnation, wage slavery, and forelock-tugging of the past!  We have 800 unelected Lords in this country, far less democracy than the EU, yet taking power away from the proportionally represented European Parliament, and handing it back to Lords and the Monarchy at the behest of their press-baron friends hardly seems like the ‘common man taking back control’.

Brexit – Taking Back Control by Shirking Responsibility

All through the referendum campaign, the Leave camp consistently came up with the simplistic platitude ‘Take Back Control’.  This is ironic as the entire movement has been defined by an inability to take ownership of the issue, an unwillingness to accept responsibility for the consequences, blame dodging, finger pointing and a general childish  “I Brexit, you fix it” attitude.   The Brexiters were offered their beloved ‘Control’, and ran away from it once they realised it would involve hard work, leadership, intelligence and responsibility.

The entire movement was, of course, wrapped up in an unwillingness to take responsibility from the word go – practically every charge leveled at the EU by the Leavers could more accurately be attributed to Westminster, rather than Brussels.  But accepting that would mean having Britain accept responsibility for its own failures, take ownership of its own issues, and this is something a nationalist cannot do.  This stems from an insistence by nationalists that nothing Britain does could be at fault for anything – dodging responsibility, refusing to accept blame and never learning from their mistakes.  Many of the problems Britain currently faces do not exist in other EU countries – if that is so, how can it be Brussels that is to blame?  Real terms wages have increased in France, Germany and Spain since the economic crash – all EU countries, but in Britain, they have stagnated – that is the Tory’s doing, not Brussels!  But of course, a nationalist will never take responsibility for anything if there is something ‘foreign’ available to scapegoat.

This childish and irresponsible attitude really came to the fore, however, once they won the vote.  They won, their beloved Brexit beckoned, and what did the leavers do?  Did thy jump at the chance to put their myopic obsession into practice?  No!  They ran away, ‘leave’ing the mess to a Remainer (Theresa May) to clear up!  Farage, Gove, Johnson, Fox, Leadsome and IDS all immediately ran scarpering away once there was hard work to be done.

But it is only now we are truly beginning to see what a bunch of pathetic, irresponsible shirkers and chancers the Brexit lot truly are;

Now, we have dropped to 7th in the World economic tables, (down 2 places since July, now behind France and India), we have lost our AAA ratings, the pound has dropped to its lowest level since records began and who is to blame, according to the Brexiteers?

Why, the Remainers of course!  Yes, all this economic woe is our fault for ‘talking down’ Britain – because that is exactly how an economy works – some people look a bit sad and suddenly – bang!  – £1 = 1.

And of coursse don’t forget that the older a voter got, the more likely they were to vote Brexit. . . which means that, as a generalisation, the people most committed to leaving were the people whom it would affect the least!

Brexiters started off shirking responsibility by blaming Brussels for Westminster’s failings
Brexiters then shirked responsibility by leaving leadership on the issue up to Remainers
Brexiters then blame problems directly attributed to Brexit on Remainers pointing them out!

It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic.  Truly, we have let the country be taken over by a bunch of irresponsible shirkers, people who are quite happy to cause chaos, division and disruption, but completely unwilling to do anything about it!

The fundamental paradox at the heart of the modern right wing.

The self-contradictory message of the modern right wing – from conservative (centre right), through to fascist (far right);

Right whinger:  “We believe in free market, dog-eat-dog capitalism, social Darwinism, survival and prosperity of the fittest.  The state is inefficient and authoritarian, a huge swollen bureaucracy that should be abolished and/or severely cut back.  Only through the dynamism of unrestricted private enterprise, hard work, deregulation, free markets and competition can we thrive and…

What’s that?  Someone foreign is out-competing a British worker or company?

Call the government!  We need to defend ourselves from being out-competed!  Get the State, quick – we need to impose tariffs, points-based systems of entry, and micro-management of everything and everyone which goes in or out of the country!  We must use the ‘cold dead hand of the state’ to create immigration and economic tick-lists to artificially stymie the natural flow of people and goods.  This must be enforced with an army of state-funded border guards, cops and pen-pushing, meddling bureaucrats, because otherwise, our free-market will be unable to compete!

When we said we wanted  ‘competition’, we only meant if we could be given unfair advantages to guarantee we end up on the winning side!  Now we have been out-competed, we want state-enforced micromanagement of every aspect of the economy and labour market.  When we said we wanted ‘small government’, what we meant was we want a massive amount of (state-funded) cops, soldiers, border guards and pen-pushers, the prison industrial complex, religious purity and class-based checks at the borders, and the state having the right to trawl everyone’s private correspondence!

Ours is an ideology which extols the virtues of riches for the winners and poverty for the losers. . . err. . . unless we are the losers, in which case we demand big government, state-sanctioned protectionism to keep us safe!  I don’t get why people see this as a paradox?!”

6 years of the Tories failing by their own standards. The conservatives aren’t conservative!

The past 6 years have seen everybody suffering under Tory elitism, incompetence, and mis-management. We have been told ‘there is no money left’ whilst the pay of mps and top executives climbs, and billions of taxpayers money is given away in subsidies to coal, oil, and nuclear energy fatcats. They told us that austerity was necessary to balance the books, but this short-termist policy has seen more people suffering, and has done nothing to improve the economy or sort out either the debt or the deficit!  As we will also see, the conservatives are even failing the basic principles of conservatism!

There are three ways the Tories have failed us – austerity leading to falling living standards and diminishing opportunities, a failure for this to pay down the debt, and a failure to realise the basic *conservative* principles of home ownership, protection of our national institutions, and making work pay.
NHS
We have watched as each and every NHS trust under Tory has control fallen into debt since they came to power, due to a real-terms lack of investment. This did not happen under Labour, even when the worldwide financial crisis hit.
NHS Trust’s in debt

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Ambulance waiting times increase

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A and E Waiting Times increase

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Waiting List lengths

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And we constantly hear about how suicides and depression have also increased, due to the hopelessness of austerity, but also the unwillingness for the tories to translate their rhetoric about parity for mental health, into real support.
A founding principle of conservatism, is the preservation of great British Institutions, yet this conservative government has crippled our proud NHS with its obsession over cuts.

Homelessness
Since the Tories came to power, we have seen homelessness rising at a phenomenal rate.

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And its not just individual homeless people, families are being affected too;

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We have also seen rents climbing – all due to a failure to invest in social housing.

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As well as massive increases in food bank usage

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Home repossessions are at an all time high, and the number of people getting onto the property ladder is at an all-time low. One of the founding principles of conservatism is supposed to be home ownership, in order to ensure the citizens have a stake in society, yet under these conservatives, more people are having homes repossessed, fewer people are buying new homes, more and more people are facing unaffordable rents and many are ending up homeless.

Education
We have seen tuition fees skyrocket, from £3000 to £9000
Employment
One area in which the tories appear to be winning, is on employment statistics – employment is up, and unemployment is down. However, this does not translate into an increase in real work, careers, wages, or secure employment.
Saying ‘unemployment is down’ is a real cop-out when, numbers are taken off the unemployment statistics by phoney ‘self-employment’ contracts from unscrupulous agencies (even if the worker doesn’t end up getting any work in a given week), two people working part time on one job, low quality, zero hours contracts, and the exploitation of migrant Labour.  There has also been a climb in the number of employers failing to pay the minimum wage and case after case of exploitative employers, such as BHS and Sports Direct, fleecing and exploiting their workers.

Stagnating wages

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Another principle of conservatism is the idea that people should be well rewarded for hard work – yet we see that, since the tories came to power, wages have stagnated more in Britain than in any other developed country apart from Greece!

Debt and Deficit
All of this is excused away with simple platitudes like ‘we need to spend within our means’, ‘Labour got us into this mess by overspending’, ‘we’re all in it together’, ‘austerity will be painful’ but ‘we have to balance the books’, ‘short term pain for long term gain’
But the tories haven’t balanced the books! Consider their economic record;
• The debt has tripled since the tories came to power – and is now higher than under every past labour government – COMBINED!
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• The deficit – which the Tories promised would be eradicated by austerity in 2015 – now, (according to the Tories’ own forecasts), won’t be eradicated even by 2021!

• The uk has lost its AAA credit rating with two agencies

• The pound is at its lowest rate against the dollar in 168 years

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• The economy is stagnating

• The uk has dropped from 5th to 6th, below France, in the world economic strength tables.  [https://www.ft.com/content/7508bf1e-8a46-11e6-8cb7-e7ada1d123b1]

If you are a Remainer, you could blame Brexit itself (a tory policy), but if you are a Brexiter, you could just as easily blame tory mis-management of the Brexit process.
We are told that things are bad because we have had to ‘tighten our belts’ to ‘balance the books’ – but the nations finances have got WORSE under this refusal to invest strategically.   The Tories have not simply failed to get rid of Labour’s debt, but have tripled it!   The nations finances have been getting worse and worse and worse under tory policies – it has been 6 years since labour were last in power – how much longer can the conservatives keep blaming them?!
The deal was a decline in living standards and opportunity, in order to ‘balance the books’. . . we are now told the books won’t be balanced, but living standards and opportunity will continue to decline anyway!

Jack and the Beanstalk as a metaphor for Western Imperialism…

Well, I’ve always known some random sh&% occurs to me during the working day, but this is a particularly weird example from my wandering mind.  Yesterday, I found myself musing about how the story of Jack and the beanstalk has many parallels with that of Western Imperial history.  Here you go!

  • Jack (a western nation) and his mother (a western population) have a reliable and sustainable resource – a cow (sustainable economy). The cow provides them with all the milk they need for a simple, secure life.
  • Living off the cow may be simple, secure and safe, but it is boring. Jack’s Mum gets greedy, and demands more than she needs.  The cow is taken to market with the aim of trading a long-term, sustainable resource model for a quick buck. (free trade capitalism).
  • At the market, Jack becomes entranced by some suave sales patter, and gets ripped off with a bunch of useless but shiny magic beans (consumerism)
  • However, despite appearing useless and being quickly cast aside (disposable culture), overnight, these magic beans produce a massive beanstalk (rapid economic growth)
  • However, this growth is unsustainable and cannot be contained within Jack’s land. It is also damaging the environment around Jack’s home. (environmental depletion resulting from consumerism and growth)
  • So Jack uses the beanstalk to explore a mysterious new world. (Western countries expanding into Africa, Asia, and Australasia – Imperialism)
  • However, Jack finds that somebody already lives in the new area, a giant (Indigenous populations)
  • The giant has a singing harp (cultural wealth) and a goose that lays golden eggs (material wealth)
  • Because Jack assumes the giant is backwards, strange and dangerous, he feels completely justified in stealing the harp and the goose. (Imperial plundering of indigenous resources and appropriation of indigenous culture.)
  • Jack then retreats back to his home with his plunder. (Retreat of empire, consolidation of resources)
  • The giant now has nothing, and so chases Jack, trying to get his rightful property back (Immigration from third world to first world.)
  • Jack, upon returning home, tells everybody about how dangerous and scary the giant is, and that he is on the way (demonization of migrants in the press)
  • Maybe the giant does intend to hurt Jack (terrorism), but if Jack would simply return the giant’s rightful property, the giant would cease to pose a threat to him.
  • The giant is killed as the beanstalk comes crashing down (Western tendency towards war during economic crashes)
  • Jack is celebrated as a hero, despite the fact he is actually nothing more than a chancer, a thief, and a murderer! (Western nations playing the hero and the victim, when all they did was steal and murder!)

The Rise of Privileged Victimhood. The Privelictims have spoken.

In recent decades, we have seen the emergence of a new class of people.  A class which transcends the old working/middle/upper class divisions.  This new class consists of those who have actually had a very good deal from life, but who now consider themselves some kind of victim of oppression.  A new demographic who have become, for want of a better word, spoiled.  A demographic who were given everything they ever could desire, but who never stop complaining!

A new class of people, people who come from all walks of life, has emerged.  A class which is the equivalent of the wrapped-in-cotton-wool child – in receipt of considerable social and material advantage, considerable political and media representation, yet constantly complaining that the world is biased against them.

These are the Privileged Victims, Privelictims – collectively, the Privelictorate.  This new class transcends the old systems.  A Privelictim can come from the working, middle, or upper classes.

In listing these examples, I in no way intend to denigrate any class, merely the spoilt members present in each class – the Privelictims exist alongside another growing group of people who have genuinely been oppressed and marginalised.* 

In short, a Privelictim is the epitome of the grumpy old man or woman.  They have comfortable, spacious homes, have (or had, pre-retirement) well-paid, secure jobs, disposable incomes, new cars, freedom to move, socialise, vote and travel as they please. . . yet constantly complain that immigrants, refugees, the EU, hippies, luvvies, muslims etc.etc.etc are ruining their secure, pampered lives.

Working class Privelictim

A typical working class Privelictim is the sort of person who gets up in the morning, eats a fry up (bacon, sausages), goes to work, comes back, goes to the pub, goes clubbing, has a kebab, goes to sleep, wakes up, goes to the pub, goes to the football, goes to the pub again, then comes home and trolls the internet about how British culture is being undermined by Sharia law and the Islamic invasion!  He spends the whole day doing exactly what he wants, including drinking alcohol and consuming pork, then claims he is being oppressed and marginalised by Muslims?!  This type of Privelictim blame the closing of local churches on the opening of local mosques.  It never occurs to them that churches might be closing because pisshead nationalists like him are always too hungover on a Sunday morning to actually attend church!

Middle Class Privelictim

A middle class Privelictim is the sort who owns a nice home; big front garden, big back garden, several cars on the drive.  They live a life of quiet comfort, doing mostly whatever they please – eating out in nice restaurants, going on frequent holidays, stocking their cupboards full of the nicest organic quinoa. . . yet still believe the world is out to get them! 

This type of Privelictim will consider stagnating house prices an indication of the grossest ‘unfairness’.  That’s right, they will consider it supremely unjust that they ‘only’ gained £15,000 of real wealth last year for doing no work whatsoever! 

A middle class Privelictim may be urban, or, at the upper end, rural.  They have a nice, secure home, own two cars and a campervan outright, have a nice garden, read the Daily Mail – and bitch and complain non-stop about how awful life is!  If its not the refugees, it’s the EU, migrants, Muslims, lefties, luvvies, hippies, protesters etc.etc.etc. – the list of people they have to blame for the problems they don’t have never seems to end!

A middle-class Privelictim leads a life of comfort, growing rich off nothing more than the climbing price of their house, yet they never stop moaning!   A rural middle-class Privelictim may own a lovely cottage, rambling 50-foot back garden leading down to a river, SUV, hatchback and sports car (all in grey!) on the drive, and a sense of blissful peace and quiet noon till night.  They will then froth at the mouth in rage at scream oppression at even the suggestion that someone builds anything within fifty miles of their blissful isolation.  If the government or some evil corporation wants to build a wind- or solar farm (or, heaven forfend, houses for young people?!) within ten miles of their idyllic, isolated abode, they will consider it the ultimate indication of state-sponsored repression! 

“The squeezed middle” the Privelictim will cry, from one of their spare rooms as they quaff their second bottle of w(h)ine, throw away half a plateful of Waitrose’s finest, and recline into a sofa which cost more than most people’s rent, blissfully ignorant of the climbing levels of homelessness and debt amongst others.  These people will gripe and whinge endlessly about how a fortnightly, (rather than a weekly) bin collection is an unfair and obscene betrayal by ‘the government’.  They will complain about rubbish collections and recycling, bitching that the state is unable to hoover up the mountains of filth and waste they produce quick enough, whilst more and more less fortunate people are forced into food banks.

Upper Class Privelictim

The upper class Privelictim is perhaps harder to track down.  The clearest example, however, would be the stubborn foxhunter.  He may own half of Dorset, he may spend his weekends at banquets and gala dinners, he may enjoy an obscene level of largely inherited personal wealth, property and land – but the fact that he is no longer allowed to tear a terrified animal to shreds with a pack of slavering hounds is simply unfair!  Of course, he will continue to do so in a clandestine manner anyway – after all, laws are only for paupers!  There are other types of upper class Privelictim – permanently pissed-up golf club bores (farage), portfolio landlords, city bankers and arch-corporatists who prey on and exploit whoever they please with deceptive business deals, crappy employment contracts, and dodgy tenancy agreements – then complain about how “the country’s going to the dogs!”.  Ukip, despite their entirely false claims to speak to the common man, are actually the ultimate realisation of upper class victimhood – the Earl of Dartmouth is part of this party, a real ‘man of the people’.

Baby Boomer Privelictim

Perhaps the main source of Privelictims from all classes, however, is the baby-boomer generation.  Again, not all of them.  I do not blame this generation for taking the advantages offered to them.  I do not begrudge or envy the baby-boomer’s educations, homes, opportunities or jobs.  All I begrudge is those boomers who received these benefits, yet still somehow grew up to become bitter, paranoid, angry, and obsessed with how unfair the world is to them. 

These were a demographic who enjoyed quality, affordable housing, free university education, good quality training and apprenticeship schemes, secure, well-paid jobs for life, guaranteed generous and early pensions, a properly funded NHS, and who voted in favour of, and took advantage of, the EEC and the free movement it brought.  They then complain that the youth of today are overprivileged and the EU is taking away all their rights!

This is the demographic which voted for free university education – including support grants for living costs – for themselves, but voted for my generation to have to pay 50 grand

This is the demographic that voted for affordable housing for themselves, but voted for a cartel of greedy landlords for us.

This is the demographic which voted for secure jobs and early retirement for themselves, but voted for zero-hours contracts and retirement at 80 for us

And last of all, never forget, that this is the demographic which voted themselves into Europe, and have now voted us out of it!

How dare they try to imply that they have been marginalised and ignored by politicians and a “liberal, cosmopolitan media elite” – the opposite is true!  This country’s media is as conservative and parochial as it could possibly get!  The Bitching Privelictims have had politicians and newspapers waiting on their every word for decades!  Express, Sun, Mail, Star, Telegraph, Spectator – these newspapers have pandered to every gripe of these moaning middle agers and retirees for nigh-on forty years!  It is we, the disenfranchised, debt-ridden and downtrodden millennials who have been ignored and sidelined, we who have no voice and little political representation, and it is we who are now striving to support a pampered and unappreciative aging population, and we will have to strive even harder once they have ‘sent back’ all the immigrants who help us wait on maligned malcontents hand and foot! 

Scare-story generation, the mainstream Privelictorate, and the alt-Privelictorate.

But, deep down, the Privelictims know they don’t really have it so bad.  Which is why they need a constant stream of scare-stories and conspiracies theories from various media to justify and maintain their entirely imagined sense of persecution.  The ‘Mainstream Privelictorate’ get this bullshit from the Express, the Sun, the Star etc., however, a group which we could loosely call the ‘alt-privelictorate’, download their Persecution Complexes from a different source – any one of the numerous conspiracy theory websites out there.

These online idiots speak of things such as ‘white genocide’, whilst apparently ignorant of the fact that every leader of a political party in the entire uk is white.  Between them, the ‘alt’ and ‘mainstream’ Privlectorate media have created some ‘Narratives of Oppression’ which almost constitute works of creative genius.  Some of the stories the Privelictorate write to justify their sense of victimhood are truly imaginative masterpieces.  The ‘anti-vax’ movement is one – the basic premise of this horseshit is this: “We have the technology to cure disease but I, as an entirely untrained person, am going to instead claim, without evidence, that the government is trying to kill us” (ignoring the life expectancy and infant mortality improvements seen after every major inoculation program!).  Climate change denial is another of these mad narratives of phoney oppression.  Even if we go full tinfoil-bodysuit and say climate change is a myth, I still cannot see narrative of oppression – what is it that these people fear? “The evil government is trying to oppress me by encouraging me. . . but not forcing me. . . to save money by spending slightly less on fuel!  The monsters!  Is there no end to their tyranny?!  If we continue to be enslaved by these psychopaths, one day I may consider improving my loft insulation!  The humanity!”

The alt-right constantly talk about Political Correctness being the equivalent of fascism, yet, whilst they may sometimes be met with gasps and people telling them they ‘shouldn’t say that’, this very rarely translates into a censorship that actually prevents them speaking.  If you call someone a n****r on a facebook post, it doesn’t matter if I then say ‘you shouldn’t say that, you nasty person’ – your freedom of speech has not actually been curtailed unless I physically stop you speaking!  I could rant and rave all day about how you “shouldn’t be allowed to say x, y, z” but unless the cops are breaking down your door and stuffing a rag in your mouth, I haven’t actually stopped you saying anything!  This combined with the fact that facebook – and most other internet forums – are private enterprises and, thus, perfectly within their rights to decide who is and is not permitted to make use of its service.  Even if facebook systematically deleted every comment you ever made, this would not be censorship – facebook is a free service provided by a private company and no person has any automatic right to use it.  If you don’t like it, go elsewhere!

However, there is one single cause which unites these disparate groups, one rallying cry which unites the working, middle, upper class, mainstream, boomer and alt Privelictim – one thing they all agree on.

 UKIP

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In saying all this, I do not deny that there are genuine victims amongst the working class, middle class, baby-boomers and pensioners.  Unskilled manual labourers (such as yours truly!) have seen their wages stagnate and their opportunities for longer-term, meaningful employment fade.  There are also plenty of middle class couples desperate to get on the property ladder, who will never be able to afford a deposit (possibly because their Privelictim parents would rather go on another all-expenses holiday than lend them the money – “It’ll teach them to be self-sufficient, Margaret, just like we weren’t!”).   There is also the fact that many traditionally white-collar, middle class roles are actually paid less than many working class roles since the financial crash.  Many less well-off boomers have also been conned in regards to their pensions and, in deprived areas, genuinely seen their local communities and property values degraded.  However, the fact of the matter remains that the people (baby boomers, working class, and middle class) who are genuinely victims of the austerity agenda in this country are usually much more humble and kind than those who simply ascribe victimhood status to themselves without really warranting it.

In this entry, I attack specific members of the working, middle, and upper classes, and members of the baby-boomer generation.  There are individuals and communities from all these groups which genuinely have been screwed over by neoliberalism.  I do not attack any one of these demographics as a whole, merely those individuals from each, who have received Privilege, but express Victimhood.

Defining ‘The liberal elite’ and the ‘anti-establishment’

A couple more new dictionary definitions, stemming from ‘post-truth’

‘Anti-establishment’/’anti-elite’ = This group mainly consists of lords, earls, aristocrats, the landed gentry, bankers, stockbrokers, commodities traders, country-club owners, billionaire media moguls, and people who have spent a lifetime in politics, provided they don’t like foreigners.
In America, the ‘anti-establishment’ is headed by a real-estate tycoon who inherited a vast amount of wealth, and used it to buy influence with both main political parties, and build giant towers with golden lifts to penthouse suites where he can look down upon his ‘salt of the earth brethren’!
In short, most self-proclaimed ‘anti-establishment’ types have spent a lifetime moving in the exclusive, elite circles of business, politics, the aristocracy and private finance, but if they are hateful, rather than kind, they can now excuse it by playing the ‘anti-establishment’ card. ‘Anti-establishment’ = anyone who agrees with farage.

‘The liberal elite’ = Any person who has ever demonstrated empathy or compassion for someone other than themselves, regardless of their wealth and/or social status. This ‘elite’ mostly consists of young people struggling under a mountain of education debt, on zero-hours contracts, paying unaffordable rents at the hands of ‘anti-establishment’ landlords, politicians and employers. ‘Liberal elite’ = anyone who disagrees with farage.

It doesn’t matter how rich or poor you are, no matter what your social standing is, no matter how empowered or disenfranchised you are, no matter which circles you move in, if you demonstrate kindness, you are part of the elite, and if you demonstrate mean-spirited hatefulness, you are a member of the ‘anti-establishment’!