In response to Andrew Cadman: MPs beware: Direct democracy is on its way, James Chilton wrote:
A key point in Andrew Cadman’s commentary is that the current ruling caste has stolen the culture. Social values usually change very slowly and any alterations that begin at the top filter down naturally to the rest of society. In this way social harmony is preserved because there are no fundamental differences in values between ‘them’ and ‘us’.
That is not the case now. The culture has been hijacked and the sensibility of a ‘liberal’ minority has been deliberately and rapidly imposed on the conservative majority. Modern communications – particularly the radio and television – have made this possible. Some people, as is evident here at TCW, understand what’s going on, and a gulf between ‘them’ and a rebellious ‘us’ is getting deeper all the time.
This imposition of a liberal sensibility plays out in practical politics in numerous ways – the most obvious being the irreversible cultural changes in progress due to the policy of permitting mass immigration into these islands.