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During my younger years I was dogged by depression – or, let’s call it what it is, self-pity. I tried doctors, therapists, self-help groups and reading psychotherapy books. I was confused though. Sympathy seemed to abound for women and minority groups misunderstood by society. As a young man lacking self-confidence I saw myself in similar terms. Surely I should be able to find help in a developed society at the turn of the 21st century.

It took some particularly brutal life lessons for me to realise that no one felt sorry for me, or was going to help me as an able-bodied straight white middle class male. It was at that point I started to turn things round. I stopped seeing myself as a victim or a bogeyman. There was nothing wrong with me, except my belief that there was. My life was in my hands and damn whatever anyone else thought.

Maybe I should go out and market my miracle cure. I have indeed considered it. It’s not what people want to hear though. As a result many remain locked in their victim identity.

Leftist politics is not in practice the empowerment of ordinary and disadvantaged people, for all it purports to be. Leftist politicians are a faction of the ruling class who foster and exploit resentment and dependence among their target support base to put themselves in power. They expect to be the spokespeople for common and disadvantaged people. They have no intention of letting them speak and take decisions for themselves.

Socialism appeals to those in the privileged class who feel the need to control the minutiae of people’s lives, to give them a sense that they’re leading change and doing good, and to justify their positions. At the same time they are liberal snobs who sneer at, fear and demonise the plebs – especially if they don’t do what they’re told, such as voting to leave the EU.

It used to be called ‘sedition’. Left-wing activists prefer expressions like ‘raising consciousness’. It amounts to the same thing: manipulatively stirring people up.

Notice how the left perpetuates tension to create division it can capitalise on. Most of us nowadays are quite accepting of people of other races, women in responsible positions and gay people, and get along just fine left to our own devices. It’s the left though which is constantly reminding us of our differences, encouraging confrontational groups and coming up with more extreme demands. There are clear double standards in how immigrant groups are treated with a soft-touch, in contrast to the native population, fuelling the very racist sentiment, the left claims to be fighting.

The desired equality never seems to be achieved for groups portrayed as disadvantaged, no matter how many left-wing governments, Acts of Parliament, public initiatives or corporate policies. What constitutes equality is vaguely defined, so campaigning and emotive button-pushing can continue in perpetuity. Compare this to UKIP’s job having been deemed by the mainstream media to have been done after the Brexit vote was won, despite us still being a long way from achieving Brexit. No one ever deems the work of feminist, LGBT or anti-racist groups, or left-wing politicians to be completed once equalities legislation is passed.

Being pandered-to as a victim group can be a curse, fostering a mentality that something needs to be done for you and you are entitled to handouts, rather than standing on your own two feet and working hard to succeed. Look at the examples of our quiet Chinese community, achieving some of the best academic results, or Jewish people, prior to the era of political correctness.

It has been disastrous for communities like inner city Detroit, or former industrial areas like the South Wales Valleys, formerly proud prosperous working class places, which employers abandoned in the face of constant agitation, unrest and increasing labour costs. They are now blackspots of unemployment, benefit dependency and drug problems. Leftist politicians of course didn’t lose their jobs, but reframed their message to present more state intervention as the answer. Margaret Thatcher did more than socialism to end the class war, by offering upward mobility, home-ownership and prosperity as a reward for industriousness.

Centre-left politicians need to be careful not to get portrayed as supporting extremism. MPs though work with NGOs and pressure groups (including the supposedly mainstream ones) which often have hardline objectives. Grassroots activists often move in in the same circles and even go to the same parties as anarchists. (I’ve been to a few.) Campaign groups can apply to a plethora of different funds, including taxpayers’ money. Hedge fund billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundation is one of the most notorious funders of hard left groups around the world.

We have seen their powerful hands behind the scenes and creating fake controversies they can capitalise on, be it NGO ships working with people traffickers to ferry migrants to Europe or Soros-funded organisations paying anti-Trump demonstrators and bussing them in.

It has even been reported that a number of those who organised the recent well-publicised white supremacist rally in Charlottesville were until recently working the Clinton and Obama campaigns. In Austria an operative for the Socialist party has been caught setting up Facebook pages with anti-Jewish content to slur the country’s centre-right party. Several other examples have emerged of supposed victims of hate crime having perpetrated the alleged incidents themselves to get publicity.

The left’s patronising victim stereotypes all women, gays, members of ethnic minorities and other groups, along with their assumption that they are their natural fellow travellers, not thinking as individuals and for themselves. This is itself deeply sexist/racist/homophobic.

UKIP may be like herding cats. That’s because we are people who think for ourselves and don’t go along with the crowd. We represent diversity of opinion. That includes black Christians, gay and atheist Muslims, women who like men to be self-assured and gays who don’t buy into in gender identity theory.

The leftist narrative is starting to fail in the face of self-evident reality, which is why they’re becoming so shrill. It’s also why they’re becoming more dangerous. The Cultural Marxist political establishment is staggering like a wounded animal, following the Brexit vote, President Trump’s election and the rise of patriotic parties across Europe. They are responding by redoubling their efforts and accelerating their agenda.


[Ed: This is the Tenth article in the series. There are still more to come which will be published here in the next days. Read Article Nine here. At the bottom of that article are links to the previous ones.]

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About Comrade K (38 Articles)

Part of the London diaspora, Comrade K. now lives in exile in Cardiff, where he is active in his local UKIP branch. He has come a circuitous political route from enjoying winding-up leftists at school, but then, because he thought the ‘60s seemed really cool even though he wasn’t there, indulging revolutionary socialist fantasies during his student years, even going so extreme as becoming a Labour party activist for several years. K. however eventually came round to sense and, despite being seduced by some green philosophies which he still hasn’t entirely repudiated, realised that free-thinking, intelligence and individuality is something entirely different to mindlessly repeating what all his trendy friends and celebrity icons told him … plus he found that going along with feminism didn’t get him girlfriends after all.


  1. A clear concise review of the way it is. I could not have written it better.

    The reason why their task is never complete is because they have not yet destroyed Western civilisation. That was the goal of the postmodernists and they are at the root of all of the current insane concepts that are harming society.

    Only when the West is brought down to an anarchic riotous conflict will it be equal to the poorest parts of the world, and that form of equality is an ultimate good for the ideologues.

    The rule of thumb is that the successful must be punished, and the unsuccessful must be praised.

    It seems that their attempt at destroying the West has not been as effective as wished and so the unsuccessful 3rd world is being imported to bring equality closer.

    We must expose, ridicule and quarantine the ideology of postmodernist-Marxism which is the root cause of these attacks on civil society.

  2. “UKIP may be like herding cats”

    No “may be” about it! UKIP is exactly like herding cats.

    I frequently employ this analogy. Perhaps you’re someone who knows me?

    Fortunately, I’m a cat-lover from birth, and therefore an expert at herding cats – by never ever trying to herd cats.

    Instead, a chunk of tuna here, a pinch of catnip there, a spray of lavender somewhere else, and leave them to it. One may not end up with exactly what one expected, but it is more likely to be positive than being authoritarian.

    “I’ve just decided it’s better not even to talk to [Lefty morons]”

    You’re depriving yourself of one of life’s joys, then. Winding them up and confusing them – sorry, I meant sincerely attempting to educate them – can be very fulfilling.

  3. Thank you for your kind words. I’m pleased you enjoyed the article.

  4. Comrade K an excellent article that does great credit to you as a man.
    You have shown real bravery and decency and this can only lead to better things better days for you and your family.
    For the vast majority of us life is full of difficulties and damnable difficult decisions.
    We can all learn from what you wrote
    Many thanks
    citizen kain 30november 2017

  5. Another excellent article Comrade K. Well played. Keep up the good work.

  6. Good article CK.

  7. Brilliant! Comrade K has described so much better than I could, what someone who grew up in a ‘Labour’ household, in a former, proud industrial area in the North West, really feels about Labour. The town where I was born and grew up is now, largely, a sprawling, area of ‘affordable’ homes; petty crime and benefit fraud; lone parents; and now, the icing on the cake: idle, warehoused ‘refugees’.
    Labour has a stranglehold on the council and constituency, where the general election vote, roughly 75% : 25%, could merely be weighed. The Referendum resulted in one of the highest margins for Leave in the country.

  8. I just don’t talk to lefties anymore and I never will again.

    Any of my friends that spout this lefty garbage are ghosted and kicked off Facebook.

    This goes for close friends, some that I was at school or university with, even a gorgeous long legged blonde woman that had been a friend of mine for years and I liked to flirt with like a pervy politician.

    Believe me if if even she’s gone nobody else stands any chance. Now I read this garbage in The Telegraph:

    “Theresa May needs a better ally than an angry man with a chip on his shoulder”

    If it wasn’t for Donald Trump, I think we’d already be at war with Russia or North Korea, maybe even Iran. There would already be hundreds of thousands more dead women and children if the Lefty lunatics had their way.

    I would make a dreadful politician, there would be no gentle negotiating with these Lefty morons if it were left to to me, I’ve just decided it’s better not even to talk to them.

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