Stop being politically correct, and start being culturally observant

mesnipThis post is going to upset a lot of people, brand me an agent of hate, and suggest to some that I’m a stereotyping bigot. I can only counter that by saying the pc ideology is one that encourages denialism, and discourages the human brain from using the evidence of it own eyes….evidence gained from observing behaviour in the present, and reading about the history of such behaviour in the past. I don’t hate anyone, but I do distrust those cultural élites who display the same neuroses over and over again. Better, it seems to me, to annoy denialists than ignore danger. Stereotypes are indeed the stuff of bigotry: carefully observed achetypes aren’t.

More than three decades in the advertising business taught me that, when clients tell you they want to “think outside the box”, it’s a sure sign they can’t think for themselves, have little idea what the box is, and no idea what might lie outside it.

When one draws comparisons between the EU federalist and Nazi Europeänische goals, EC trolls will swarm about one’s head saying such a parallel “is risible”. This in turn is a sure sign that one is right. Especially the use of ‘risible’: the word rarely varies.

The ends – and increasingly, the means – are of course identical. Kraft durch Freude (the Nazi workers’ package holiday organisation) promoted the idea of getting joy from united strength. In turn, once German package holidays had been replaced by large scale Wehrmacht Panzer attacks, the Nazis had little or no trouble in recruiting other European nationalities to the idea of a bulwark against Jewish conspiracies like banker finance and Bolshevism. At one point on the Russian Front, 37% of all regiments were Condor League foreign volunteers.

I remember well a former adland colleague (who’d been fired by every major agency in town) breezing effortlessly into a Brussels job about thirty five years ago. On his opening day in the post, his Belgian and French section heads took him to lunch, and during this my former chum asked what his job was. Back came this answer:

“Oh, but that’s easy: your mission is to keep the Germans distracted by tons of work, and play on their war guilt. This is the key to peace in Europe”.

EMU lobbying and the launch of the euro buggered this model. For Berlin, it was an effective devaluation, and added to their natural nose for export quality and ingenuity.  Since 2008-9, the Germans – and lickspittles like Diejesslbeom – have been calling the shots.
Everything has become a quest for the uniform, the rigid, the ideological, the undemocratic, the inhuman, the perfect. Deutschland is indeed über alles….because it oversees everything aiming for alles in Ordnung and alles Klar.

As Mark Twain said, “History doesn’t repeat, but it does rhyme”. What happened in Greece between 1941-44 rhymes rather well with the rape of 2012-16. But neurotic German Kultur never learns: those who don’t buy into their value system are Untermenschen, and so the Germans must impose Fiskalunion. Even today, very few Germans really grasp why they can’t get service in the Tavernas of Greece. The reality of East European fears about Islam is miles off their radar. And the Americans are every bit as bad: the Poles are just dumb Slavs, Putin is an evil barbarian, and Orban a tinpot fascist.
Very late in life I have become a pacifist. 45 million people died in the last bit of unpleasantness, and all we have as a result of it is a nursery rhyme: the unelected owners of deaf ears strutting about, the compulsion for conformity, the demonisation of Russia, the pathetic Bulldog fantasies of Cameron, the commercial imperialism of the US élites, and the accelerating death sentence being passed upon liberty and democracy.

Fine, the units are corporate not sovereign, and the power techno-financial rather than politically military. But the rhyme is as clear and ineluctably lowbrow as Moon and June.

It’s not that we’re useless as a species. It’s that the majority seems incapable of learning the endlessly taught lesson: doing nothing is the only alchemy capable of transmuting freedom into slavery.
Take a minute or two out, and think about the nature and motives of those in the EU helping to drive the world into megablocs destined to confront each other.
Imagine having a UK Prime Minister whose father spied for the Stasi, and was herself an East German Communist Youth Leader; a Chancellor of the Exchequer who used to run MI6 and knows nothing of economics; a Bank of England Governor guilty of several offences of using his position to destabilise democracy elsewhere; a Minister of Defence busy building an army without any citizen mandate; a Trade Minister with carte blanche to sign a trade agreement stifling entrepreneurial capitalism; plus a President determined to ban all Right Wing political parties…and be inebriate by 11 am every day.
That’s not hard, you say: we already have David Cameron, George Osborne, Mark Carney, Michael Fallon, Sajid Javid, and Theresa May.
Fine: and you think it would be progress to keep these hobgoblins….while adding Angela Merkel, Wolfgang Schäuble, Mario Draghi, Federica Mogherini, Jeroan Dijesslebleom and Jean-Claude Juncker to the hubble-bubble of toil and trouble?
I’ve written this before, but it bears repetition: vote to escape from a cack-handed attempt to enforce European cultural iniformity, and you can ensure most if not all of these ruthless idiots will either lose their jobs, or drown in a morass of insane federalism driven by doomed fiat paper.
Why am I even wasting my time encouraging the obvious? Search me squire…I ask myself the same question at least once every day.

Recently at The Slog: the infantile demonisation of Brexit