By Chris Morrison
Few events demonstrate the hypocrisy that lies at the heart of modern liberalism than Dame Emma Thompson flying from LA to London to tell all the little people that they must de-industrialise within seven years and return to the economic and social dark ages.
Of course, it is the little people who must do all the returning. The little people who are routinely branded racist, homophobic, misogynist, – Christian! Asked if she flew economy class from LA to reduce her own “carbon” footprint, Ms Antoinette replied, “I bloody well don’t, no”. Suffice that she flaunts how much she cares about the planet: perish the thought she should consider doing what she actually preaches.
The liberal elites in this country and elsewhere have wrapped themselves in a cloak of moral authority that accepts no argument. It is surely a joke that a 16- year old Swedish school girl who sees things in “black and white” is held up as the fount of all knowledge on the complex science of climate change.
But they don’t give a stuff what you think. They will use any emotional tactic to show how much they care. Always remember they are good, and you are bad.
These people mostly despise the indigenous culture of Britain and regard with barely concealed contempt the majority of people who live in the country. They are in the words of Gordon Brown “bigots” while Emily Thornberry sneers at their flags, houses and white vans. The BBC needs their money and the Labour party wants their votes, but that is it.
Going gaga over the Extinction Rebellion rabble is the ultimate cop-out from rational and unemotional debate. Reading XR’s deranged “manifesto” is a cry for help– a cry for medical help from deluded patronising arrogant middle-class supremacists. Removing all economic progress and returning society to pre-industrial times on the basis of an unproven scientific climate theory is pure madness.
It is all down to an unthinking hatred of capitalism, the simple and logical system where billions of economic decisions regulate what goods and services people actually want. How the elites hate free choice – how they long to run the world as they see fit – the latest manifestation of their conceit being the various green new deals.
This hatred of capitalism and all its works is now routine in the state education system. Every long-standing employer knows that standards of literacy and numeracy (and scientific enquiry) are well down on previous generations. Seemingly there is little time to teach such mundane stuff when there are only so many hours in the days to discover how appalling our ancestors behaved.
The elites are embarked on a root and branch transformation of British society and not a word in jest can be spoken. Smug “comedians” spend a subsidised lifetime on the BBC spilling out self-righteous dross, designed to display their higher moral authority. Every now and then one gets outed for not paying tax, abusing other people or has to disappear for six months while they clean the Bolivian marching powder out of their system, but hey, just remember they are educated and right and you are bad.
His Highness The Right Charlie flies in a private jet to pick up an environmental award and calls for an end to consumerism – your consumerism, needless to say.
Jane Garvey on Woman’s Hour says that a white theatrical audience in London is a “problem” while her employer indulges in similar racism by advertising for “non-whites”.
But of course, it is not hypocrisy or racism because we are right and you are wrong. We are morally just and whatever you say, you are still bad and we are still good.
The crusades around climate change science say it all.
Long ago the BBC took the precaution of banning all sceptical inquiry. Instead of a sensible discussion about future energy use and efficiency, we are being forcibly marched towards an uncertain future of renewable power. Not that it should concern the elites. Last year the National Theatre kicked up a tremendous fuss about complying with new green EU lighting regulations.
Do as I say, not as I do. I am right and virtuous, you are wrong.
And further how dare you question my right to save the planet. Led by St Greta of Thunberg, this is my new religion since I don’t care for all those outdated Christian values. If the poor have to pay higher energy prices, so be it. I make so much money I will not notice and I am blessed in my new anti-science priesthood. If your light bulbs are a bit dim, come to my theatre where the sun continues to shine out of my fundament.
We love people, except you of course, so we are happy for lots of new folks to come and live in your country. Useful, as well, that it depresses the wages of the bigots and gives us cheap servants. When an Islamic refugee blew 23 young people to bits at a Manchester concert, we organised another singsong two weeks later and sang Don’t look back in anger”. Problem solved, although make sure you keep a good look out in future for all those suspicious looking Asian Buddhists.
Except the problem isn’t solved. Importing hundreds of thousands of low-skilled people every year from the developing world accumulates huge cultural and economic problems that will need to be faced in the future. Almost everybody wants to come and live in an advanced welfare state like Britain – if they first can’t get into Sweden. One day we are going to be forced to have a sustainable immigration policy.
But for the moment we will get Lily Allen to set the news agenda and ignore the issue on the grounds that anyone who wants to have a sensible discussion is a racist.
Self-righteousness on such a historic scale is actually a huge defence that has been mounted to justify massive corruption. Corruption of an economic system that has released millions of people from grinding poverty. Corruption of many of the social values that are being torn down in Britain before our very eyes. Some of these values needed changing and societies evolve and develop all the time. It’s good to talk but the liberal elites are slowly and surely shutting down the conversation.
How long will this new order last? Might be interesting to see what happens in some of the forthcoming elections!