by Hannes Wessels
The West has probably never been more polarised along political and ideological grounds than it is today. The accession to power of Donald Trump has dangerously divided the United States to the point that some commentators talk openly of an ominous drift towards some sort of civil war. In Europe, tensions have simmered but recent elections in Holland and France and the swing away from Europe in the UK referendum show an increasing number of voters are growing tired of the status quo and the systems that continually deliver governments that appear to ignore, even deride, their needs.
Driving these divisions ever wider apart is the mainstream media (MSM) who give powerful voice to the politicians and pundits who conform to their agenda and either ignore or belittle, and in some cases, destroy, those who dare to dissent. What we are now witness to is an established tyranny of intolerant, extreme left-wing liberalism that is the accepted paradigm in western democracies.
Never ones to miss an opportunity to further arouse the anger of their followers, key words like ‘Nazi’, ‘racist’ and ‘far-right’ are routinely hurled at their dissenters like verbal Molotov-cocktails, turning what should be an orderly discussion into a vicious war of words that has, and will continue to morph into deadly violence on the streets of America and elsewhere.
Those that thought that the internet might provide a platform for all, including the previously voiceless ‘little-guys’, unedited and unvetted by the moguls of the MSM are now disappointed. While militant Islamic and other radical voices from the ‘far-left’ are given free rein the opinions of those who find themselves bracketed as the ‘alt-right’ or ‘far-right’ are considered too close to being ‘Nazis’, too threatening to peace and public-order and they are being silenced by censorious social-media czars like Zuckerberg and Bezos. James Damore, a Google engineer, was recently sacked for having the temerity to write a review that concluded the corporation’s diversity programme was unworkable. Based on hard facts he pointed out that 90% of British students doing A Level computing were male and that was the end of him. So much for tolerance of dissent at that particular bastion of liberalism!
Thanks to the success of this propaganda offensive we have a situation where Muslim gangs rape Christian Caucasian girls with impunity because law enforcement agencies are too terrified of being fingered for racism to react and violent, brazenly racist movements such as ‘Black Lives Matter’ are not only tolerated but encouraged. A ‘White Lives Matter’ movement would be condemned as ‘white supremacist’ and the proponents would be prosecuted. The not so subtle signal being sent is that white lives don’t matter?
Donald Trump is under furious media and political fire for stating the blindingly obvious when he said there ‘was blame on both sides’ when referring to the deadly violence that blighted Charlottesville. The fact that he is unquestionably correct is ignored and the usual shibboleths roll off the lips of the MSM broadcasters who not only denounce him as a crypto-fascist but suggest that this entirely true statement is compelling proof the man is deranged.
We now know that that our politics are infused with evil when ‘alt-left’ citizens throw acid into the eyes of other citizens whom they consider to be ‘alt-right’, and our leaders condemn only those who are thus blinded. The famous phrase; “Those whom the Gods wish to destroy they first make mad,” springs to mind in this context. Problem is, I don’t think it applies to President Trump.
Sadly, we are witness to an ethno-masochistic war on truth and history that is being waged against the very culture that generously provided the platform for free and open debate and it is being destroyed because it is too tolerant. No good deed goes unpunished applies on a colossal scale. The radical remedial action required looks unlikely to occur and this bodes ill for future stability.
The irony lost on most who slavishly (and dare I say stupidly) follow the MSM line, is that the original ‘Nazis’ actually came from the ‘left’ not the ‘right’ (or the ‘alt-right’), and their script is being diligently followed today; not by the Trumps or Farages, or Le Pens of the world but by the ‘liberal’ media and the ‘alt-left’ socialists who dominate and rule our western democracies.
It is the leaders of the left, not the right, who today insist on the omnipotence of ‘Big Brother’- governments that are all knowing and all powerful, that will decide what is wrong and what is right, what is ‘hate-speech’ and what is not and to hell with trifling calls for free-speech and freedom of association.
On the other side of the coin the so called ‘right-wingers’ cry out for smaller government, authentic individual liberty and less interference in the daily lives of the people. It was that doyen of classical conservatism, Ronald Reagan, who famously said; ‘The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”
It is the people of the ‘right’ who recognise the dangers of closing down important discussions and of overpowering governance because they know it was these very tools that Hitler, Lenin and Stalin used so effectively so introduce the fascism and authoritarianism that resulted in mass-murder and wrecked millions of lives. How anyone who supports the idea of small, rather than big government, can also be a fascist, beggars belief but that is the big lie so successfully peddled in the modern day. And do not forget the full name of the Nazi party was Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeitpartei; it contains the words ‘socialist’ and ‘workers’, not ‘capitalist’ and ‘employer’.
Sadly, this monstrous distortion of the truth is likely to prevail, simply because too few are prepared to break ranks with a misguided multitude, who wear their ‘anti-right’ label as a badge of pride but are either too stupid or too lazy to find out more about what they actually stand for and what they stand against.