Monday, August 13, 2018

Myth no.2 "Remainers don't want to understand us"

Leavers just need to be loved. Just like everybody else does.

You hear this, time and again.
After conveniently brushing facile slogans under the carpet, one by one, whether it's the 350m for the NHS, 80m Turks at your door, "innovative jam", or "the easiest negotiation in history", our poor Leavers are now desperately clutching at the straw that says they've been "misunderstood". "To many on the liberal Left, Brexit is to be opposed, not understood", is the latest one to widely circulate.

Rich, eh? From a political camp who liquidates any dissent with automatically-generated lines ranging from EUSSR to Remoaners, Metropolitan Elite, liberal snowflakes, dwellers of Islington, George Soros and the reptilians, that really is rich. Never trying to understand your average Leave voter. How awful. How insensitive. Like a 14 year old grounded in his bedroom, feeling lonely, sobbing that his folks don't get him. Pathetic.

With no hint of irony, the same camp that treats any mild disagreement with  ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE headlines, Gina Miller Facebook hate groups, and never ending cries of "CRUSH THE SABOTEURS", "betrayal" and "mutineers" are seriously begging for some understanding.

As if they routinely go out of their way the Brexiteers, Daily Mail in tow, to even vaguely acknowledge, let alone respect, the staggering 75% of the 18-24 age group who voted Remain (note: the majority is crystal clear across all social classes, from the poshest to the most destitute), the millions who are genuinely concerned about their right to stay, family, free travel,  trade, policing, Erasmus, work and retirement on the Continent, you name it.

As if the winning camp (cos this is the winning camp we're talking about, and not the other way round) were at pains to reach out and woo the two regions of the UK which voted neatly Remain. Easier to play the "misunderstood" sulky teenager while calling other "snowflakes".

Coming next: Piers Morgan wails that he can't get a word in edgeways.

See also: Myth no.1: The White Working Class and Brexit

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The White Working Class myth

Back from the dead.

And so here we are. Back again. Years after the last post.
Like them films when people re-awake from a coma after years, and have to gently get re-used to how the world has changed, and have to learn to take it in a little at a time or else shock may get the better of them.

In line with the uselessness that punctuated the short history of this orange blog, we learnt that we're rejoining the fray right in the era when blogging is at its deaddest. Dead and buried for years.

As obsolete as minidiscs, 90s curtains, meme-free interaction, or warship in the Baltic. As distant a memory as the pre-Twitter era of slightly longer attention spans. As remote as the days, and it wasn't that long ago, mind, when frothing at the mouth hysterically was frowned upon. It was considered weird. Confined to the unhinged fringes, whether online or in the pub. Stuff for the crazed, socially inadequate extremists with sweaty palms and anger management issues who'd rather crack one off over an Alex Jones rant than go out. Certainly not for Presidents, senior politicians, narcissistic pop icons from the 80s or some puffer fish.

And so. What happened was that this blog could no longer bear the thought of hearing yet more pap being spouted out unchallenged. It's everywhere. And each post will be about debunking bullshit. A hopeless task no doubt, when The Death of Reason and shouting the loudest (without ever going against, ever, those unbreachable Facebook Community Standards) have become de rigueur (couldn't help a bit of Metropolitan elitism there, you see).

And so. Part 1. Now. Quickly.
"The White Working Class" won Brexit. And all those who voted Remain are metropolitan-liberal-elitists-from-leafy-middle-class-neighbourghoods (as well as snowflakes, virtue signallers and email me if I forgot any of the usual formulas). That's what we hear day in day out. With 3/4 of the World's population regurgitating what they overhear from tabloids and valiant men of the people such as Farage, Rees Mogg, Johnson, Redwood, Tommy Robinson and the rest.

And so I ask thee. These following places where Remain mopped the floor with Leave, with majorities north of 60% or even 75% (!). You honestly still wanna gum about that it's all "Metropolitan Elites"=remain and "white working class"= leave?
Glasgow North. Liverpool Riverside. Streatham. Tottenham. Lewisham. Birmingham Ladywood. Bethnal Green and Bow. Liverpool Wavertree. Manchester. Etc. "Metropolitan Elites"? Are we fucking joking?

And tell me, guzzler of online crap. What about these Leave-dominated constituencies instead? Do you actually believe that they're home to the angry, deprived and, of course, "white" working class" instead? St Ives, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Yeovil, Chipping Barnet, Jacob Rees Mogg-land, etc?

Here. Done. Another lot as soon as I can be arsed.