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A Wake-Up Call – Part 1

[Ed: This article was previously published in ‘Campaign for an Independent Britain]

In June’s General Election, a majority of young people voted for the Labour Party. It is hard to prove this statistically as votes are not analysed by age group, but we only have to look at our university towns, which are increasingly Labour strongholds, for evidence. This June, Canterbury, which boasts both the University of Kent and Christ Church University, turned Labour for the first time since the constituency was created in 1918.

From the Brexit point of view, Corbyn’s strong showing – and thus likely survival as Labour leader for the time being – is good news inasmuch as he is at best lukewarm about the EU. On the other hand, those young people who turned out in large numbers to support him are far more Europhile than their new hero, and what is more, the many areas where they do agree with him are a cause of great concern. They revolve around an ideology which, if it was ever implemented by a future Labour government, would take us out of the frying pan into the fire. The uncomfortable reality of how close Mr Corbyn came to No. 10 should act as a wake-up call to those of us who voted for Brexit because we value our freedom.

When I was the same age as Corbyn’s young admirers, the Labour Party contained a solid bloc both of MPs and members whose roots lay more in Methodism than Marxism. A pro-soviet socialist element could be found, but it was widely mistrusted both inside and outside the Parliamentary party. The collapse of the USSR may have been a blessing for the inhabitants of Eastern Europe, but it allowed something equally odious to creep in almost unnoticed – the so-called “Cultural Marxism” of the Frankfurt School. This influential group of Marxist academics came together in the 1920s to analyse why the 1917 Russian revolution failed to spread round the world. They decided that the principal obstacle was Western society, with its Christian foundation.

By the 1960s, they had drawn up their battle plan to conquer it, described by one of their young acolytes, Rudi Dutschke as “the long march through the institutions” – subverting society by a gradual take-over of the professions, including educational establishments. The Blair government may have taken Labour away from the planned economy beloved of classic socialists but instead brought political correctness, a typical weapon from the Frankfurt School’s armoury, out from the fringes of so-called “loony left” councils to the mainstream.

Corbyn and his associates, while seeking to bring back the classic tax-and-spend and planned economy of Socialism, are also very much in tune with Cultural Marxism. The thought of such a man seizing power is truly worrying for anyone who values our historic liberties – regardless of his lukewarmness towards the EU. But 40% of the electorate and a still higher proportion of young people voted for him on June 8th.

This is the hard fact, even though many of them would not have realised what a Labour victory would mean. After all, many university graduates voted Labour over one issue – the party’s promise to abolish university tuition fees. Many of them would have had no idea of the link between socialism and tyranny because of the way history is taught these days and even fewer realise that it would have been their generation which would ultimately have to spend the rest of their lives footing the bill if Corbyn’s la-la-land spending policy had ever been implemented.

Some, we hope, will become wiser on getting a job. After all, Winston Churchill once said, “If a man is not a socialist by the time he is 20, he has no heart. If he is not a conservative by the time he is 40, he has no brain.” However, such has been the infiltration of these toxic ideas into our schools that something drastic will be required to rescue our young people from the consequences of the indoctrination they have suffered.

Furthermore, Corbyn’s supporters are not just confined to the young or inhabitants of our “vibrant” cities. Evidence even from the pleasant rural neighbourhood where I live points to all too many people with “no brain”, even though they themselves would be badly affected. One study forwarded to me recently suggests that Labour’s proposed land value tax would have resulted in everyone around here being asked to cough up at least £5,000 per year in Council Tax, including my Labour-supporting neighbours.

Can anything be done to save us from this situation? It is very worrying that we are turning out young people unfit to run a cockle stall, let alone the country. What happens when government will fall into the hands of “Generation Snowflake” with their “safe spaces”, no-platforming and propensity to go into meltdown whenever their iPad malfunctions? It would be a gross generalisation to portray all young people – or even all young Corbyn supporters – in these broad terms, but the pathetic pro-EU student demonstrations we saw after the referendum vote a year ago points to there being all too many of them.

What is more, things are getting even worse in our schools. We are now seeing primary schools introducing gender-neutral uniforms or even allowing five-year-olds to decide whether they want to be boys or girls. What will happen when these confused young children turn into adults?

One thing is clear: these developments have only reached such alarming levels because of either cowardice or complacency  – or perhaps both – within the Conservative Party. Even UKIP has been contaminated, with Suzanne Evans describing herself on her personal website as “Deputy Chair”. Sorry, Suzanne, but in my books, a chair, whether deputy or not, is something you sit on.

The only way to take on this poisonous ideology is to tackle it head on, find its weak spot and assault it on every front. This general election offers yet further proof that no other tactic works. You can’t win battles by offering a diluted version of your opponent’s ideology.


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17 Comments on A Wake-Up Call – Part 1

  1. “… the so-called “Cultural Marxism” of the Frankfurt School. This influential group of Marxist academics came together in the 1920s to analyse why the 1917 Russian revolution failed to spread round the world. They decided that the principal obstacle was Western society, with its Christian foundation.”

    They weren’t the only ones. The (Marxist) Chinese Government came to a similar conclusion that only differed in detail. They saw Christianity as the reason the West had been so successful. Same objective though. Destroy it.

    The Bible says: “know thine enemy”

    Well, they certainly know theirs!

    OK, so once we’ve identified ours, (the easy part) but what to do?

    I fully agree with comments below that we should go after the Labour support base as a top priority. I also really like the suggestion of going after the non-voters. I would like to add that we should especially be going after those that feel they have no one to vote for. Disgruntled Labourites (formerly working class but now non-working class). Probably who Mr. Corbyn was waving his amazing, magical money tree at! Then, ex voters sick to the stomach with globalists pretending to be Tories (aka TINOs). Those that couldn’t be bothered might be a tougher nut to crack.

    A majority of UK voters have one thing in common. They believe in Britain and proved it by voting for Brexit.

    The next election, if poste Brexit, will be very different to the last. No need for tactical voting.

    People will vote with their hearts.

    We’ve done in the dems. Labour will be next. And then?
    Dare to dream!

  2. I benefited from free tuition at University, and also received a maintenance grant. I obtained a degree, and had a small overdraft of a few hundred pounds which I quickly paid off when I started working.

    Some years later I did a one year Masters degree, which cost around £3500 which I paid for from my savings.

    Young people today are lumbered with massive debts, and huge rents, and wage compression. House prices are enormous relative to salary. What once was regarded as normal expectations of a decent living standard, if you study hard and work hard, has become a pipe dream. In these circumstances it is not surprising that younger voters are turning to Labour, who are offering apparently free stuff.
    Unfortunately younger voters who I have discussed politics with are mostly incapable of making the connection between high rents / house prices, wage compression, and uncontrolled immigration. UKIP has failed to get the message through to this demographic group.

    • Hugo.
      AMW made the link between immigration and house prices etc in a recent speech and in her economics manifesto. So she gets it.
      It is so important to make decent housing affordable to younger people.
      Average purchase price in Yorkshire is £2300 sq m (from quick google)
      It would be useful to have a breakdown of this cost.
      Some of the price inputs are. CIL tax (infrastructure levy). Land price – cost of the building plot. How much of builders VAT passed on ? Construction per sq m – say £1200 sq m (quick google)
      Houses getting smaller. Say 100 sq m for modest house = £120,000 construction cost.
      Are there any chartered surveyors on here who can provide an accurate breakdown of what makes up the purchase price of a new build.
      For more precision re the factors behind the high cost of housing.

    I’ll keep this rejoinder very short but perhaps not so sweet. There is a solid block of voters/families who would oppose both the siren calls of marxism on the one hand and the tory comfortable complacency on the other….perhaps numbering a possible ten million voters (inc people who have given up voting)and it consists of small/medium towns like Mansfield and even biggish (ex)industrial places like Stoke on Trent with lots of primarily English working class JAMs. NATIONALISM – it will save us.
    Awaken the people to the truth about national difference. It is already happening in Doncaster/Burnley/Dudley/Sunderland etc. These people once shoved against the wall will fight back. I guarantee it.

    • citizenkain
      I strongly agree.
      In a recent speech AMW outlined her strategy.
      This included target labour voters and replace the labour party as the main opposition party to the Conservatives.
      From AMWs manifesto :-
      “millions have been left without representation by the mainstream politicians”
      “there is a huge constituency in Britain with no representation in politics”
      “The public is ready and waiting for this and it has to happen”
      “A party with the courage to take on the mainstream will be rewarded for it by the electorate”
      All these people you mention ck are waiting for someone to stand up for them.
      AMW gets it.

      • According to the figures on the BBC Election 2017 pages, 68.7% of the electorate cast a vote. That means that 31.3% did not vote, which I calculate at just over 14.6m.

        That’s nearly 15m people who didn’t vote, for whatever reason. In my opinion, these people don’t vote, either because they have no faith in any of our politicians, or just simply don’t bother “because there’s no point”.

        It sounds to me that AMW is prepared to chase after these peoples’ votes, rather than just try to claw support away from other parties. And I think its a great move. Give these people something different from ‘the norm’, something they can believe in, and I believe we can start to challenge the ‘status quo’ of the current LibLabCon establishment.

        Another thing to note would be what happened in the French elections; people rejected the traditional left/right parties in favour of a new centrist party. Perhaps our no-voters are fed up with left/right politics too? Just a thought of course!

        • Good points. Yes there are a very large number of non voters. I believe Donald Trump energised many non voters in his win – voters who had long given up on voting but were re-energised.

  4. This is not an either or issue. Use both direct and indirect approaches & any other approaches as-well.
    Indirect good but a long wait for results.
    We have a major task in waking people up – direct loud battering ram approach against political opponents needs deploying.
    To reverse slow down, stop & reverse the the unravelling of our society under the effects of all this P.C. and cultural marxism needs its opponents such as UKIUP to engage in an information war. The Conservative party are part of the problem. Long time since they were strongly socially conservative or patriotic. The challenge needs to be unsubtle direct and plainly spoken and head on. It will be loud and bad tempered.
    But yes indirect works – we can start our own long march – go slow so not obvious – so many not notice the water is warming up.
    There is much wrong with free tuition – and also with many of the courses on offer and the whole university experience.
    Surely the universities are at the centre of the indoctrination – young people better off keeping away and certainly not free tuition.
    AMW manifesto includes free university tuition fees for STEM subjects. I support that. I would say students pay full course fee for soft sciences as no benefit to the nation of having loads of young people studying these – never looked into this – just my uninformed opinion. Goal should be keep taxation as low as possible with public money raised only where there is good consensus that of benefit to the nation – many university subjects not pass this test. For me universities are places where much damaging indoctrination takes place – may take decades to reverse. For me the education system was a negative experience. AMW manifesto says many university degrees are “useless” which I agree with.
    I say lower taxes better and put the squeeze on the universities.

    • Max

      Today’s politics move very fast – look at Macron or Five Star for example. The indirect approach would be just as quick as the direct – but much, much more effective.

      I’m not saying that the messages on independence, demographics and unacceptable cultural practices shouldn’t be propounded loud and clear – just don’t lead on them, or else we will keep losing.

      By ‘indirect’ I mean nationalist economics, helping the young with better educational, work and housing prospects, doing even more for the NHS, etc etc.

      This isn’t slowly slowly catchee monkey. It’s clever clever catchee monkey, and as soon as possible.

      • Quercus
        I have to say your posts always get me thinking.
        I never expected the Macron win on grounds that he was a newbie and would not have established enough credibility with the voters. The professionalism & scale of his campaign suggests ruling class bankrolling.
        Have you any thoughts on why Marine Le Pen & FN did get a larger vote considering her steady watering down the FN message to a gentle civic nationalism. After all I believe FN had an economic policy aimed at winning the working class vote.
        It would be interesting to see some analysis (in English) of the results in the recent elections in France and Netherlands. I haven’t found such a website yet. Anything for UKIP to learn ?
        I guess our economic policies should be the headline message. The thing is though – the key issues are all inter-connected anyway and a discussion on the economy leads into the other areas.
        What impressed me about AMW launch speech was the target selection, what issues & policies AMW had decided to campaign on and degree of radicalism proposed in each area. It came across to me as a most intelligent, balanced approach – qualifies as clever clever catchee monkey I would say.

        • PurplePottymouth // July 15, 2017 at 10:53 pm // Reply

          ‘suggests ruling class bankrolling’??!! Understatement of the year – surely every fule know now that the supposed outsider Macron, he who had never held office, was that uber establishment, the EU’s plant. Yes, our French friends have been well and truly duped.

        • A very pertinent question on the FN, Max.

          There’s no doubt the Macron anybody-but the-others factor was big, also the home goal by Fillon and fatigue with Hollande. But I also suggest that whilst Le Pen had some populist economic policies, she didn’t lead on them. (Macron will likely prove another Tony Blair, but that’s another matter).

          It reinforces my view, because the same can be said of Wilders too. It’s the economy on which we should lead. The MDSM will try and stop us, because they know it too – all the more reason to pursue that option.

          I too have been impressed that AMW gets this. The immediate task is to try and get more members to see it too. As we can see, it’s not easy!

  5. What a very good article. Thank you. Not being a ‘political ideology’ animal it has taken a while to dawn on me that our young have been educated into the Marxist ideology and most have swallowed it hook line and sinker. And not just the young. Here is a letter in this weeks Spectator. For it to make sense I will quote the whole – it’s fairly short and completely, to my mind, terrifying.

    ‘I was pleased to read James Fergusson’s assessment of British Sharia Councils (‘Sharia for Feminists, 1 July) and think such research should be more widely reported. Indeed, Sharia, and fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) in general, are vast concepts that go well beyond ‘an eye for an eye’. Britons would benefit from learning about Islamic law in order to embrace its positive contribution to our country, and I eagerly await the publication of the government’s report’
    As this was openly published I think it will be interesting to note that this was from one George Cairns, SW17.

    Yesterday, thinking things over, it occurred to me, before I had read either the above article or that letter that possibly the reason that Law and Order has disappeared from our country could be that eventually we the public would be so afraid of living in a lawless society that we would be begging for some kind of draconian laws to be put in place. Step forward Sharia.
    Is this my fevered imagination, or could this be what is actually going on?

  6. This is David Kuerten’s focus. At last election we said precisely nothing to young people whilst even tories at my hustings were offering vote to 16 year olds and Libdems encouraging intwrgenerational conflict. Our Young Independence team in the NEC not turning out too well with one of them quitting this week in a hail of foul language. We need to get own house in order before we can attack others.

  7. Good analysis, weak on prescription.

    ‘Taking it head on’ is unlikely to work – much more effective to disarm and get people onside.
    For example:
    What wrong with free tuition? If we got our priorities right we could afford it – especially if we got the economy going better.
    Which we could do with a bit of state protection and initiative and a reduction in the ever-widening wealth gap.
    Which would give young people some hope that they have a future.
    And let’s make much more of the environmental reasons for stopping mass immigration.

    In other words, we need THE INDIRECT APPROACH. That’s the only way we are ever going to get anywhere.

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