MR Arron Banks is in hot water again (when is he not?), tweeting this in response to Angela Eagle’s emotional speech concerning LGBT rights and the recent Birmingham protests:

Predictably, Twitter storm and much virtue-signalling ensued, with Gove Mk II (or whatever Govian variant we are on these days – he regenerates more often than Doctor Who) quick off the blocks:

In truth Mr Banks was somewhat insensitive to Ms Eagle, who as her speech made clear is plainly haunted by the days, well within living memory, when a great many gay people lived in waking terror of having their sexuality discovered and so being subjected to hatred and prejudice. Underpinning its tearful defiance was perhaps a creeping fear that, as the demography pundit Mark Steyn long predicted, the tide is turning on gay rights – and of course a great deal else. That no matter what rights in theory gay people may have, the future reality will be that in area after area, district by district, being openly gay will no longer be an option. Nor, for that matter, will it be safe to be Jewish, or a working-class kuffar who happens to be young and female.

Angela Eagle’s speech was predictably lauded by metropolitan types as morally courageous, but in a bigger, significant way it was also a moral failure: note how she sidesteps the issue and instead blames ‘religion’ in general. Not that we should single out Ms Eagle: that moral failure extends right through our establishment, especially Parliament and the media.

It isn’t just Islam (eeeeeekkkkkk! I mentioned it! Off to the gulag!), it is the same on issue after issue: Brexit, knife crime, you name it. Permanently drunk on narcissism, infantilised and feminised, our elites have retreated into a complete fantasy world that no longer bears any semblance to the lived reality of the vast majority of people. As James Delingpole reports, Parliament has passed into law what amounts to an industrial suicide note – the utterly insane ‘Net Carbon Zero’ initiative, without any serious debate at all.

In the wider sense, therefore, Arron Banks is right and Michael Gove is wrong. Parliament and our MPs should indeed ‘get a sodding grip’, but are highly unlikely to do so. The system is permanently broken and beyond repair. Our ‘shamocratic’ institutions are governed by an impermeable cognitive elite whose value system is vastly different from the great majority of the governed, and whose instinct is to close ranks when reality intrudes upon their dopamine-induced dreaming. Elections will change nothing. Detachment is total and irrevocable. Only a radically different system of direct democracy can save us now.

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