Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Meanwhile back with the losers

It is becoming rather hard to list or even to read all the hand-wringing articles that are agonizing over what "went wrong" on Thursday. It is not just the left like the Grauniad or quasi-left like the BBC that is agonizing. However, for them this is all reminiscent of the ninth circle of hell. All because the ungrateful people will not vote for those nice left-wing parties.

No-one can skewer the self-righteous left and its contempt for the people than Brendan O'Neill. Do, please, take the time to read this piece. It is extremely good. Here is just one quote that really destroys that nasty little twerp, Owen Jones as well la Toynbee and assorted celebs:
Other celebs, including Steve Coogan and John Cleese, supported this election-day hectoring of the electorate to break free of their alleged slavishness to Murdoch. ‘Vote for what’s best for you… not what’s best for Rupert Murdoch’, they said, conjuring up a bizarre image of unthinking plebs heading to the voting booths thinking: ‘I must obey Murdoch, I must obey Murdoch.’ The Guardian’s Polly Toynbee used election day, not to celebrate the great right of people to choose their leaders, but to continue the slurs against what she called ‘weak readers’ — members of the electorate whose ‘mind-blowing ignorance’ means they are ‘unaware how their daily struggles will be fought out in distant Westminster’. In a profound irony, Jones tried to get people to vote by reminiscing on the struggles of the Chartists and Suffragettes, yet he and other prominent Labour supporters trotted out the same arguments that were used against the Chartists and Suffragettes: namely that working men and women are too fearful and emotional to be trusted with voting, since ‘government by emotion quickly degenerates into injustice’, as one anti-Suffragette magazine put it.
The reason all these people and others like them loathed Thatcher is because she tapped into the working class desire to have a better life and not go on living, working and educating their children (sadly that is still true in so many places) in the way that has been laid down for them by the left-wing elites. Much of that is voiced in Martin Durkin's documentary, Margaret Thatcher - Death of a Revolutionary.

The left is not alone. UKIP, with some justification, complained about the fact that their share of the vote, which put them into third place, gave them one seat. Well, the people of this country were asked whether they wanted to change the voting system and they said no. Do we now re-run the referendum and keep on re-running it until we get the right result?

Others have written about the country being divided. Sure. It's called democracy. The alternative is a country where the winning (and only) party gets 95% of the vote (or the UKIP NEC where there are no divisions).

The system is broken, I read in a number of places. Because some people lost? That surely means the system is functioning very well.

The country is now unstable. Au contraire. Despite all predictions we have a majority government that is perfectly stable and is being formed even as we speak.

As Professor Higgins said to Eliza Doolittle, "cease your boo-hooing".


  1. The great unwahed very unchuffed that the tories got in on only 37% of the vote. The didn't complain much when Labour got in on 36% did they?