Our Nigel is in hot water again. Getting it in the neck on the subject of immigration and accused of promoting racism, this time by no less of an eminence than the Archbishop of Canterbury. Mounted very high on the highest of horses, luminaries of the metropolitan elite such as Shami Chakrabarti,Sayeeda Warsi and Doreen Lawrence opined he had reached “a new low” in a letter to the Guardian, and grandly told him he must apologise.
So what did Farage say that was so outrageous? Did he swear allegiance to the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant race, while dressed in a pale Gandalf robe with a funny pointy hood, burning cross in hand? Perhaps he invoked the ancient mysteries of blood and soil, passionately beseeching the British Volk to use the European referendum to throw off the yoke of those ghastly continental untermenschen?
The Telegraph reported his apparently incendiary comments thus:
Women may be at a particular risk from the “cultural” differences between British society and migrants, after gangs of migrant men allegedly launched a mass sexual attack against hundreds of women in Germany last New Year’s Eve, he said.
“There are some very big cultural issues,” he said. Asked whether mass sex attacks on the scale of Cologne could happen in Britain, Mr Farage replied: “It depends if they get EU passports. It depends if we vote for Brexit or not. It is an issue.”
And what, you may ask, is factually wrong with that? The horrifying co-ordinated sex attacks that took place in Cologne, and even more alarmingly the huge increase in rapes in Sweden in recent years, are demonstrably linked to a huge wave of immigration of young men born into subcultures in the Islamic world that simply do not share our values. Farage’s remarks very clearly concern cultural, not racial, differences and may at a stretch be construed as sectarian, but not racist. Our ability or inability to deal with this problem could clearly affect the welfare of women in our societies for decades. It hardly bears pointing out yet that none of that matters to the metropolitan Left, which lacks the intellectual courage to grapple with what should be the most pressing feminist issue of our times.
It doesn’t stop there, of course: this whole Brexit referendum business has revealed to the British people the extent to which our elites have detached themselves from reality. Perhaps they really do believe that, Atlas-like, they hold the hold the world aloft by their exertions: what other explanation could there be for the insane suggestion by some pro-European MPs that they could get away with ignoring a Brexit vote to the extent of keeping us in the single market come hell or high water?
As I have remarked before, this is really a matter of chemical addition: so sated by signalling their virtue within the SW1 echo chamber, they have become, quite literally, dopamine junkies, impervious to reason: it was plainly inconceivable to them that the British people would stand up to the barrage of lies and bullying from the Great and Good. As such, they may have made a fatal error: so lurid and blood curdling have been their predictions that, should we vote for Brexit, they will be completely discredited. These emperors will have no clothes, these gods will no longer hold the world aloft, these junkies will finally be denied their fix, and Brexit may prove to just be the start of a much wider revolt