WELL, that didn’t take long. Call Me Dave, Lord Cameron of Greensill, is back and the first foreign policy initiative announced by his Minister of State Andrew Mitchell is that the government is to spend £40million or so of our money promoting LGBTABCQWERTY rights world-wide. (Although mainly in Africa, note; we mustn’t upset those oil-rich Arabs who have generally far more robust attitudes towards such matters but also rather more money to persuade – i.e. bribe – Westerners into turning the blindest of eyes.)
Not to be outdone, the new Home Sec James Cleverly took no time at all to distance himself from his predecessor by claiming that leaving the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) would lower the chances of repatriating illegal immigrants. To top it all, after a set of truly horrendous immigration statistics, the latest government excuse for mass migration is to preserve Britain’s ‘soft power’ influence in global affairs.
For ‘soft power’ of course, what we really mean is global elite approval, a very different thing from national respect. It should be glaringly obvious by now that we are ruled by a globalist sinecure class, who use political office merely as a stepping stone to future riches and opportunity. Public policy is used not in the interests of the country but in obedience to globalist conformity and personal gain, a trend which surfaced after the Iraq War when the columnist Richard Littlejohn first levelled the accusation at Tony Blair that he sought to gain commercially from decisions which saw 179 British servicemen and almost half a million Iraqis killed.
That said, most of the professional commentariat still seem to believe the quaint old myth that senior politicians care all that much about being re-elected once they have been elevated to the senior ranks of national politics. Thus, Rishi Sunak’s actions – or inaction – when it comes to immigration are laid at the door of him being rather poor at politics, instead the more probable reason that he is a rather good ‘Sovereign Individual’ looking to anchor himself in the globalist sinecure class in the not too distance future. The blogosphere and podcast community are much more clued-in, although as you would expect sometimes overly conspiratorial in their interpretations.
There are reasons why professional commentators are more conventional in their approach. Firstly, being creatures of the SW1 bubble, they find it difficult to stand outside it to see the bigger picture. Secondly, they rely on access to political party machines for contacts and leads. Lastly, they are servicing a readership who are by and large considerably less politically ideological than that of a podcast audience or the blogosphere: being seen to rave on, tin-foil hat style, about all our senior politicians being in thrall to the World Economic Forum is probably not the best professional survival strategy.
However, as I stated last week, it isn’t necessary to believe in wild conspiracy theories to see that something has gone terribly wrong with our system of Representative Democracy. Although some British commentators see a change to proportional representation as the answer, the situation seems almost as sick when one looks to the Continent. Just this week we see a coalition of the losers looking to deny Geert Wilders ascendency after he won a plurality of the Dutch vote, and in Ireland the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar point blank refused to acknowledge that the reason for widespread rioting in Dublin was an immigration policy that makes Britain’s look positively Powellite.
Rather, the problem is that the representative model of democracy was simply not designed for the information age, and the emergence of a highly networked, highly mobile cognitive elite of deracinated ‘Sovereign Individuals’ who spend vastly more time communicating and negotiating with each other than the electorates they are supposed to serve. That, plus the knowledge that future opportunities and sinecures post-politics rely on conforming to the modish thinking of the hour, has led to the ascendency of elite groupthink on a truly massive scale. What we face is not so much a conspiratorial ‘Great Reset’ as the ‘Great Auto-Alignment’ based on elite mutual self-interest and the human instinct to run with the crowd that surrounds you. Moreover, the fact that much of this may occur at a subconscious level is far, far more dangerous than any active conspiracy because our leaders may not even always realise why they are acting as they are.
However, the illusion that the Punch and Judy show of national party politics is still what matters in becoming harder and harder to sustain. The public sense that something is very wrong and, perhaps sooner rather than later, the professional commentariat will catch up and start conveying these ideas. Once that happens a big debate will have to be had on how we radically change our current, deeply compromised system with a more directly democratic mechanism of holding our elites accountable.