How does UKIP differentiate itself from other political parties? Here is, I think, the approach that UKIP needs to use to defeat opposition, using the same common sense that defeated the powerful remainers in the referendum.
The other political parties all have candidates who have attended places of ‘higher learning’: Oxbridge and its copy-cat followers. Most took soft degrees in the easy subjects: the arts, humanities. These university departments were invaded and taken over by the ‘progressive’ postmodern marxists many years ago.
Postmodernism is defined in Wikipedia as:
“Encompassing a wide variety of approaches, postmodernism is generally defined by an attitude of skepticism, irony, or rejection toward the meta-narratives and ideologies of modernism, often calling into question various assumptions of Enlightenment rationality. Consequently, common targets of postmodern critique include universalist notions of objective reality, morality, truth, human nature, reason, language, and social progress.Postmodern thinkers frequently call attention to the contingent or socially-conditioned nature of knowledge claims and value systems, situating them as products of particular political, historical, or cultural discourses and hierarchies.Accordingly, postmodern thought is broadly characterised by tendencies to self-referentiality, epistemological and moral relativism, pluralism, subjectivism, and irreverence.”
Typical departments infected are: literature, cultural studies, philosophy of science, economics, linguistics, architecture, feminist theory, and literary criticism.
In any British university, students will not get a pass grade unless they adopt these shibboleths in their dissertations.
The earlier modernist Enlightenment period gave us the ability to understand how to improve our quality of life by understanding how things work, thus the application of the scientific method in medicine, science and industry to make the West.
Postmodernism calls this a ‘white man’s magic’. In other words, there is no real truth, no superior moral position, everything is relative, nothing is real. You would think this would be an impossible shibboleth to base politics on, yet it seems to have taken over all political parties and brings down powerful forces on any who raise the slightest doubt. Liberal elites can afford to adopt this badge of identity because they live on the incomes of others who work and make the modern world we live in. Since they (the elites) produce nothing but words, being out of touch with reality has no adverse consequences for them.
This postmodernism is the mind-set installed in current Labour and Conservative MP’s and all future candidates for the next election with the sole exclusion of UKIP. In addition, these members of the liberal elite hate this country, Britain, the United Kingdom.
Faced with such absurd unreason as postmodernism, you would think that it would be easy to defeat it. Not so. The high-minded elite believe that only those who have such superior intelligence as the elites can understand, that all the right people just know. Moral relativism (all morals are equal, none superior), multiculturalism (there in no superior culture), diversity, are directly derived from the anti-science of postmodernism.
This reform of thought prevents free speech because reason is no longer valid, argument is hate, shouting prevails, no platforming, safe areas policed.
The reform of language in progress now in the UK, using the threat of the law, makes all other thoughts unsayable. The liberal elite has become the most illiberal in British history. In public they adopt the ‘langue de bois’, the ‘wooden language, the circular logic of officialdom, correct-speak. Ordinary people can recognise this easily in the utterances of Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, for example in his 3-minute-speech on mass immigration: most were none the wiser afterwards. Postmodernism’s disciples use fear of impoverishment and tribal belonging to corral the electorate into identity categories for disposal.
UKIP need to engage these ‘elites’ of all parties in arguments that exposes their underlying thoughts, exposing postmodernism to the voters. The Leave decision shows voters have no truck with ‘postmodernism’. The elite are furious that ordinary people did not vote correctly, and thus should be given another chance to do it properly.
When a UKIP candidate or spokesperson is in dialog with the elite, on radio or tv, the UKIP candidate needs to drill down to the underlying postmodern assumptions of the elite, asking questions like these:
What underlying beliefs an elite candidate has: I am sure they will be happy to expound on such a general question to show their badge of belonging!
What does equality mean? Equality of what? Who deserves it? Who decides the deserving? Who polices it?
What is diversity? This has never been adequately explained.
What are the consequences of tolerating the intolerant?
What is mass-immigration? An unachievable goal chosen for its abstract purity that can never be questioned, since the nature of its case can never be proved?
What is multiculturalism? Purity of heart? A blind eye? I do not ask what you do and you do not ask what I do.
What is the common weal?
In other words, our UKIP candidates need to study and provide answers to postmodernism that has overtaken all our centres of learning and the minds of its victims.