Can we stop flattering these London Remainiacs with the term ‘elite’?
They’re Metropolitan aloof, certainly. But delusions of grandeur shouldn’t be taken at face value. Granted, that often works for conmen, but let’s not be taken in. These are not the best brains in society. They’re people that huddle for warmth around a postcode. They are so hidebound by the need to conform they are often terrified of going south of the River Thames. By definition, they are the opposite of free thinkers as they are so constrained by the need for orthodoxy.
A better term for this mimsy collective might be The Herd Left.
Think of all those moral grandstanding statements the herd bleats – “I like pizza, because I’m not a racist”. These are not just non-sequiturs. They’re actually a cry for help. The sub-text of what they are saying is “Look at me! I’m good. Please give me your approval”. Which is another way of saying, “I need a hug”.
Which is OK. All humans need to feel loved. If any woman smiles at me, I’m ecstatic. They can call me patronising names all day, like Pet or Love. When I worked in Brompton Hospital, one of the medical secretaries, who looked way younger than me, used to call me Computer Boy. I know that feeling when you’re just happy that someone notices you. So I get it. But the difference is, I don’t go round accusing other men of being sexist, or racist, or having one of the banned phobias in order to gain approval.
It would be hideously selfish if I were to copy this left wing model because this emotional showboating would not only be at my fellow man’s expense, it would help poison the well of good intentions for everyone. And that is exactly what the Remainiacs have done, with the insane promotion of the idea that Britain is an awful racist hell hole where immigrants need to cower in fear unless they can shelter under the wing of a Remainiac.
Like many addicts, I don’t think the Remainiacs have any idea of the damage they have done. It’s everyone else that has to pick up the pieces and be constructive.
So they need tough love. Yes, these poor approval junkies should be discouraged from seeking reassurance at the expense of others and dividing society. But surely we should cater for them. We need to wean them off the dangerous drug – dudgeon – and get them onto something less socially dangerous.
I appeal to the readers of The Conservative Woman for constructive ideas on how to redress this problem.
How we can empower these poor slavish flock members of the Herd Left? How can we encourage them to be grow and be capable of independent thought and to flourish as individuals?
Should we appoint a ‘Divisity Officer’, to tackle divisive behaviour wherever it breaks out?
(Image: David Howard)