Hyperbolic is not a word I welcome into the political lexicon. Hyperbolic functions occur in the solutions of many linear differential equations, as I was advised during my University maths classes. The resulting curves, when plotted, form a hyperbola. So, the use of the word ‘hyperbolic ’by modern political ‘journalists’ with such frequency, is more than a grammatical annoyance. It is, of course, another form of fake news, inducing a perception of untrustworthiness to the object of comment.
Hyperbole, the use of exaggeration not intended to be taken seriously in order to emphasise or highlight a point, is a technique of oratory. Unfortunately, when dominating the public political discourse, the use of hyperbole or wrongful accusations of hyperbole can serve to misinform, confuse and divide. Trust in journalism and politicians is currently undermined and the hyperbolical normalisation serves to stifle ideas for solutions to many of our social and political equations.
I’m a Chartered Engineer and I am used to dealing in facts. Fudges and errors don’t really work in the world of Engineering – if you make bad mistakes, people tend to die and you get found out. Yes, facts are the Engineers friend and it is the natural inclination of an engineer to avoid mistakes, fudges and hyperbole and concentrate on facts, reason and content. Yet the psychologists tell us that in the political and social world content counts for little, whereas presentation, style and looks count for so much more.
Such are the times in which we live however, that what may seem hyperbolic(al) to some, may also represent fact. Housing shortages and homelessness increases are a fact. So are school place shortages. So is the deficit, so is the debt. So are the immigration numbers from the ONS (Office for National Statistics), although doubts about their accuracy have been raised by many analysts. It should not be hard to hit all and each of the legacy parties, the LibLabConSNP, with cold facts demonstrating their mismanagement of the UK’s governance – without the need for disinformation or hyperbolical hysteria. Whether continually running deficits, giving away our fisheries, not controlling our borders, NHS PFI and reorganisational disasters, wars in the Middle East, running down the military, not policing crime and facilitating the Islamisation of increasing enclaves within our towns and cities, there are plenty of facts to make the case for change.
There are a plethora of social, political and cultural problems on which focus is required and on which the focus of a radical engaged political party might fall. The exponential acceleration towards the collapse of the Euro and the looming financial riddles and fiddles to mask the failing monetary model will only delay an inevitable financial and monetary revolution. No party is talking loudly about pensions, unfunded liabilities, deficit reduction, debt reduction, demographic bulge (in public sector pensions) or quantitative easing. These long, or perhaps medium term (in the case of the Euro, perhaps short term) problems need serious questions and serious answers. In UKIP we are fortunate to have great thinkers and experts in these matters, such as Godfrey Bloom and Douglas Carswell …
The acute problems in the NHS, schools, housing and social services, are hyperbolically massaged by LibLabCon into spherical political footballs. Uncontrolled mass immigration has caused these problems and continues to deny those in the civil service – and in private society – the basic requirements to enable them to do their job: the ability to estimate future demand. The control of immigration is the foundation stone of the solutions to all problems relating to the NHS, public services and housing crises continually used by Labour, Lib Dems and the SNP as vote buying emotional weapons.
The Establishment parties are invested in the various ideological loci confined by the parameters of a socially engineered ‘Multicultural’ Europe. As I commented in my previous article ‘Tipping Points and Tips for Radicals’, Chancellor Merkel had already confirmed that the political ideology of ‘MultiKulti’ had “failed, utterly failed.” An obtuse comment on Sweden in a speech by Donald John Trump has led to a flurry of journalists from around the globe, along with hordes of concerned citizens, inquiring as to what the Swedish policies of mass immigration have brought to the country – and the answers are shocking: a nation with spiralling crime, especially rape, paralysed by fear and guilt.
Emmanuel Macron, the Socialist puppet plucked from the Cultural Marxist grooming salon to run for President in France, has submitted that his country should be welcoming to Islam. He openly promotes the further continuation of open border immigration and the facilitation of Islamisation of French towns and communities.
In the UK, the Illiberal Undemocrats, the Labour Party and the Conservative Party also fall into the Multicultural supporting sub-group, despite the accruing body of evidence suggesting criminality is increasing and that both indigenous people and settled immigrants don’t want it to continue like it is and want immigration to be controlled and reduced.
The rise of UKIP as a political force has followed a varying gradient. The UKIP message needs to run tangential with current cultural movements, and the political, economic and social realities that are unfolding. For this, UKIP needs to be ahead of the curve. There is a common expression, a theory, which suggests that to gain political traction, you need to move the centre towards you.
Uncertain times lie ahead, as can be seen culturally, socially and politically, with the hyperbole which is now the norm for the professional political establishment. Fake news, internet communication, a distrustful population and of course, the ‘Trump Factor’ suggest growing opposition to globalist and internationalist ideology. To command an upward electoral trajectory, and indeed place more UKIP representatives in the House of Commons – what should be all Britons’ vertex of representation – UKIP needs to anticipate where the centre is going to be and tailor a strong radical message accordingly to attract its support at the ballot box.
A hyperbolic approach may be the reflex action of UKIP’s political detractors, but we must focus acutely on the facts.