For a long time I have been trying to understand the psychosis gripping the western world; the driving force behind electing politicians dedicated to destroying their countries, and I feel I may have come closer to my goal. I don’t know who came up with the term ‘virtue-signalling’, and I apologise to that person for using it so regularly, but it is this proclivity, which appears to be especially germane to white people, that may be the cause of our downfall.
Recently, virtue-signallers were behind the attacks on people who declined to be vaccinated. It was de rigueur to be on the side of the phoney Faucis and Fergusons of the world to attack people like Novak Djokovic and anyone who asked to be left out of the get-jabbed-immediately-brigade. The mob-message was that all those who refused to get-vaxed were meanspirited malcontents, an immediate threat to the health of others and indeed a threat to the peaceful co-existence of society. Professionals, and other well informed people, who registered a contrary view were banned from the air-waves.
Now it is Putin who has stepped into the breach to become the punch-bag of the same stupendously stupid people. Once again, very few of these individuals have looked at the complexities of the situation that led to this tragedy, they simply follow the pack-hysteria and belt out the same diatribes coming out of the mass media. It might mean WWIII but Joe Biden and the Democrat Party are clearly thrilled with the media-driven hysteria the invasion has caused.
Having been born in Rhodesia, and having lived through the war there, I look at the conflict in Ukraine with a jaundiced eye because I see parallels. In our case, all the media had to do was tell the world the war was one between privileged whites and oppressed blacks and millions of virtue-signallers around the world went weak at the knees with fervid empathy. Few, if any of them, deigned to look a little further to see if there was more to this than meets the eye because this breed of bigoted ‘liberals’ simply doesn’t do that; they lack the moral or intellectual courage to stand back, look, think and decide for themselves before attacking. So when I see RT (Russian Television) and any other sources of information, that may contradict the conventional wisdom, banned, I again ask why. And I again ask to be allowed to hear more from all the parties involved. In America now, taking a thoughtful stance on the Russian invasion is being likened to treason. What on earth happened to freedom of thought and expression?
Compounding the problem, the western world, appears to be run by feckless people, who often actually know better, but lack the gumption to confront the mob, preferring populism over principle. The days when country-leaders actually did what they believed was best for the citizenry rather than what would win the next election, appear to be behind us.
An excellent example of this is British PM Boris Johnson. Johnson is undeniably a brilliant man, who is extremely well educated, and very well informed. Looking back two years, I have little doubt he had his reservations about what he was hearing from the Imperial College’s Professor Neil Ferguson and his cohorts on the SAGE panel about Corona, but he lacked the guts to confront the mob who had been whipped into a fear-driven frenzy by the ‘follow the science’ diktat. He succumbed and went ahead with a disastrous lockdown I suspect the same applies to his response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
As much as I dislike him, the same cannot be said of President Biden. His response to Covid and the Ukraine was entirely predictable. This is a man from the far-left, who throughout his political career, has shown his commitment to doing what is least good for his country in pursuit of power. He continues to do so today as he opens the country’s borders wide to hordes of illegal migrants, supervises the destruction of once great cities through tolerating rampant lawlessness, delivers the highest inflation in over 30 years, abandons Afghanistan in ignominious defeat, and has now led the US the closest it has been to nuclear war since the Cuban crisis in 1962.
With the UK and western Europe in the thrall of an energy crisis, the victims of this self-inflicted hardship can again thank the virtue-signallers who long ago decided thermal and nuclear power offended their sense of what was good for the planet and made these countries ever more dependent on the now, much loathed Russians. In the UK the woking-class totalitarians even banned a concert by Tchaikovsky. No western politician, including Johnson, who doubtless knows better, was prepared to defy the message from the morality-mob. Britain abandoned its abundant shale-gas reserves and invested in unreliable sources of supply. The cost of energy in the UK is now one of the highest in the world. Germany is in much the same boat.
But there is a wonderful irony here and a reminder of John Locke’s warning against the dangers of unintended consequences. James Carafano vice-president at the Heritage Foundation’s Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy now tells us he believes at least some of the virtue-signallers who have orchestrated the current energy crisis are funded by the very people who they are busy hating at the moment; the Russians; “The Russians actually fund some of the most rabid environmental groups in Europe because they sic them on the energy projects that aren’t Russian.”
It looks like ‘Mad-Vlad’ better get used to being blamed for everything. No wonder he’s behaving badly.