The General Election of 2015 promises to be full of political hypocrisy; we will be continually assailed by the political Establishment to convince us, against the evidence of many years, that we matter, that they always act in our interests and that they are trustworthy and competent (although their ‘opponents’ are not). Then after 7th May we will be disregarded again until the next election. Yet why do they think such behaviour is morally acceptable or right? Can they really believe that deceiving us; manipulating us and micro-managing our lives;taking and wasting our money and those of future generations; dis-enfranchising us to the EU and denying us democratic accountability and transparency; destroying our cultural uniqueness and heritage; criminalising formerly honest activities etc., are righteous acts, in our best interests or set fine examples?
The abysmal behaviour of the political class goes further than can be explained just by expediency, or rule by the privileged few, for the privileged few. There is an inherent boastful or arrogant bossiness, that they know best, and that we are inferior dependents. It is difficult to recall any politician recently actually acknowledging that ordinary people have worked hard to recover from recession; the PM and acolytes did everything including creating countless jobs. There is also an increasingly delusional appearance to the political class, as if they actually believe their own spin and deceits. Many times we have been told that the PM will negotiate a new deal with the EU, whilst repeatedly statements from the EU indicate that there will be window dressing at best. Meanwhile Ed’s Labour claim they can fix problems, usually by ‘magic wand’ laws or just throwing more of our money at them. This delusional trend cannot be corrected by a reality check since they live in a make-believe world far removed from the lives of good, honest, hard working people, and to quote Nigel Farage ‘they have never had a proper job’.
Yet the greatest worry could be the political class’s intellectual snobbery because this places them above us and is destructive. One sign of this snobbery is the absence of dialogue. Dave, Ed, Nick and co. expect us to listen, but they don’t listen to us. Since we, the People, are unimportant then so also are our wishes, ideas, views and opinions; all can be ignored. Unfortunately this is but the tip of the intellectual iceberg; greater destruction lies hidden.
The western post-modern philosophical trend over some years has been towards severe scepticism; what went before is of no value, or at best the same value as anything else. It is individual perspective that counts. So Rembrandt is of no greater value or achievement than a pile of rusty cans or a dead pickled sheep; great literature can be ignored, dumbed down or replaced by a modern poorly conceived sequel. This is quite a lazy approach because rather than try to surpass what went before, it is merely written off as unimportant or counterproductive by a new intellectual or artistic ‘giant’. And so Christianity gets marginalised, history is rewritten to teach guilt or provide entertainment and the many illustrious names from the past disappear. People who actually recognise something of value in knowledge, expertise, skill, ethos, great achievements of the past or cling to some traditions or their national heritage can be ignored or ‘modernised’ by their political betters or masters (meaning have what they cherish trashed and replaced by the latest fad).
So we live with a political class which has an intellectually inspired agenda which is fundamentally snobbish and destructive; it also decides what is right or wrong, true or false, real or imaginary. To accept us as equals or even to respond to our wishes would be to undermine their perceived superiority; to attack or undermine us, especially good honest hardworking people and UKIP, is to re-inforce their intellectual stature.
UKIP is unique, a grass roots party that values people and what we value. It provides a very solid basis to build a new dispensation or relationship between government and people, based on co-operation, trust and mutual respect; government of the people, by the people, for the people; to deliver liberty, democracy, justice and prosperity for everyone.
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