We have a mountain to climb
I was dining with a Dutch friend last night (somewhat gingerly, as I have a tooth abcess at the moment) and while we enjoyed each other’s company as always, the conclusions we reached by dinner’s end were depressing to say the least.
The main of these was the consistency in the developed West with which the Rule of Law (and equality before it) is ignored, perverted or dismissed as a mere detail by those with the power and money so to do.
Yesterday was a particularly disappointing one: Hillary Clinton is not be charged by the FBI (imagine that) and Tony Blair has been
let off exonerated by the Chilcot Committee of any complicity in the illegal declaration of War on Iraq. As he was the Prime Minister at the time, this is a toughie to justify.
When Chilcot kicked off in 2009, SNP rising star Mhairi Black was in the 3rd year of a Scottish Secondary, and emerging England striker Marcus Rashford was still at Primary school. Seven years is a long time during which to reach a verdict of Not Guilty on a man who was at the centre of events, during which the Attorney General and the BBC were bullied, a senior civil servant wound up dead, and the PM himself lied to Parliament.
String together the villains acquitted by police and Courts over the last five years, and to the above two psychos can be added James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, Bob Diamond, Rebekah Brooks, Baron Green, Andy Coulson, Philip Green – and Leon Brittan, who cleverly evaded further questioning by croaking. The other commonality among these people is their friendship with David Cameron and/or George Osborne.
In turn, we should remember that Jeremy Hunt, Michael Fallon, Theresa May, Stephen Crabb, David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Tim Yeo and over a hundred embezzling MPs got away with a light knuckle-rap when job loss, profound censure or jail/expulsion should really have been their fate.
Equally busy urinating on the concept of socio-corporate justice since their appointments have been Mario Draghi, Jeroan Dijesselbleom, Wolfgang Schäuble, Guy Verhofstadt, and above all Jean-Claude Juncker. Significantly, only the last of these looks likely now to be ejected from office….but this is more to do with a panicky Angela Merkel feeding baby crocodiles to the wolves as a means of placating the UK after its Brexit vote.
The impunity with which those who rise to the top of the bubbling jampot ignore the rules is, if anything, becoming more blatant as time goes on.
Ten days after the event, I am still trying to contact anyone among the self-styled Great and Good prepared to begin proceedings against Francois Hollande for illegally bringing Madame la Guillotine down on the City’s forex carrying trade in the eurozone. I can only assume that this is what it must have been like during 1934 in Germany, as the Nazis gaily conducted purges, burned down the Reichstag, smashed Jewish shop windows, arrested social democrat MPs and shot Communists without a single member of the Weimar Establishment forcing the judiciary to enforce the Law.
I no longer care about the Magoos who insist that such parallels are “risible”, because they (especially on the Left) will comfortably deny the destruction of Greece, the subordination of eurozone bondholders, the formation of the eurogroupe, the ECB/Spain pass the parcel fraud to make banks look something other than insolvent, and the application of eye patches to any telescope aimed at the nonstop French eurozone rule-breaking deficit. The plain fact is that our contemporary vandalising maniacs either think of 1984 as a template rather than a warning; or they’ve never read the bloody thing. It is ironic that the woeful neglect of individualist education seems likely, in the end, to be the catalyst allowing brutist power to triumph.
The losers in the medium term will be communities, entrepreneurs, the old, the poor, free speech and direct democracy. But in the longer run, the collapse of a truly independent judiciary means the end (hopefully only temporary, but I have my doubts) of something my generation took for granted in Western Europe, Australia, Canada and the US: civilisation.
The slide into anarchic division and econo-fiscal disaster could work in any number of ways – good or bad – on the slow, almost imperceptible process of boiling our Rights away. It might stop it, or it could well accelerate it.
The big problem right now remains, however, that while the drama of events has always distracted from the bigger changes taking place, the Western media are choosing to distort what’s going on at the same time.
Those reports came from the Guardian at one end of the ideology spectrum, and the second from the Daily Telegraph at the other. To read those headlines, you’d think Andrea Leadsom didn’t exist. The real development here – that she came from nowhere to take second place in one week flat – is omitted. For Leadsom enjoys popular support for her anti-Establishment position, and so she must be unpersoned.
Exactly the same thing happened in the US when Bernie Sanders began to win big in the primaries, and against all the odds Donald Trump’s populist appeal to the disenfranchised of America swept formulaic GOP robots aside. The twisted syntax of headlines to disappear both candidates – and make the Party favourites look good – was at times comical.
For Jeremy Corbyn, the excoriation in the British MSM began the the day he won the Labour leadership. His position has been made to look untenable – even undemocratic – by taking the views of a few hundred legislative failures and making them sound overwhelming. Seeing this, Corbyn has insisted he’s not going of his own volition, but if forced out he will stand again. This puts Fat Labour back into it quandary: what do they do if he wins again?
This is the bottom line: the Judiciary, the anti-democratic activist idiots and the mainstream media have become a Troika doing the bidding of neutered politicians….themselves reduced to whoring for the globalist fanatics on the one hand, or EU and trade union interests on the other.
It is a rare old farce worthy of Brian Rix shuffling across the stage with his trousers round his ankles: the looney Left in bed with the Rabid Right, the better to be able to indulge in stabbing themselves and each other once the fun really starts. And to complete the metaphor, the bed belongs to Us. But we were turfed out and ordered to sleep on the spare room sofa decades ago.