Sunday, 3 April 2011

The Misnomer Of Extremist Politics - Part Two



KerPlunk: Pull out the straws and cause a collapse of marbles.


During the last article, I tried to convey a 'different take' on what confines and comprises debate, how this process of limitation is able to be carried out - and how even 'normal' discourse and wholly natural behaviour can be portrayed as a fringe and extremist 'evil' if it strays from the restrictive confines of the "middle ground". 

I finished the article by asking people to consider the proposition that what has been happening to this country (and the various tangles we have got ourselves into) have not necessarily been accidental - but  something born from a deep extremist ideology, something that has been projected into all aspects of  our society and manipulated into being the mainstream narrative.

I will go into that side of things in a bit more depth later, but in the meantime, on an every day level, why not consider for a moment the political discourse carried out between mainstream politicians (and the mainstream media which supplies the spectator vehicle).

This usually takes the course of  saying that (for example) the recently governing Labour administration was "incompetent", 'misgoverned' or had been neglectful of this or that issue. If the Conservatives had been in power for as long as Labour just has been, then it would be the same game in reverse.

Labour, answering back, would seek to promote their justifications for their previous policies and when it comes to it being demonstratively shown that what has actually turned out as a result of their time in office has become a very problematic state of affairs indeed, then they will say that they had "made mistakes".

You can easily sit there at the breakfast table munching on your cornflakes, agreeing with the television news spokesman that Gordon Brown had 'made mistakes' with the economy and regulation, or that various home secretaries and immigration ministers have just acted out poor judgement and let things get out of hand as a result. It is so easy for the public to be sucked into this charade. It is so easy to understand, so easy to believe.

Yet this is not strictly true. This notion of mere mismanagement implies that "but for its administrative and technical failings, it would all have otherwise  gone well".

It implies that the government are on our side, playing for our team and for our interests. Nationalists do not believe either of these things to be true. They were not accidents, they are not our friends, they are not on our side. They are the enemies of the indigenous British people, if not consciously, then by their deeds.