James Delingpole is a new breed of writer. By that I mean he’s not an old fashioned progressive droning on with LW liberal garbage no one wants to read and sending his employer broke. Delingpole gets to the truth and the nitty gritty, and here’s an excellent example.
James has written a critique of how damn useless the UK Conservative party is under the coward compromiser and appeaser David Cameron who is a kind of John Key doppleganger. Or is it the other way around? Never mind, let’s get to the point.
The astonishing thing about this critique is you could take every incidence of the word Conservative and replace it with National and, with a few alterations for the sake of geography, it would fit almost perfectly.
As “Conservatives”, the Cameroons have failed on any number of levels.
Under the banner “Vote Blue, Go Green”, they have slavishly endorsed the European Union green agenda, committing Britain to hopelessly unrealistic, economically-damaging “carbon”-reduction targets, driving up energy prices and funding with money the taxpayer simply cannot afford white elephant projects like offshore wind at three times the cost of conventional energy production.
As National has done, and they even have Nicks Smiths’ collection of Blue Greens, or in other words blinkered Marxists. Smith runs around the country dolling out money to “environmental winners” like it grows on trees. They should piss off and join the watermelons.
They have pared our defences to the bone at a time when, thanks to the rise of ISIS and the sabre-rattling of President Putin, the world has rarely looked more unstable since the end of the Cold War.
To be fair Clark did much of that but the Nats have done nothing to fix it, and don’t even want to. But here’s the clincher-
They have presided over a continued period of mass immigration, pretending to share the concerns of the electorate who are deeply bothered by it, but doing nothing to control it – recognising, as they cynically do, that enlarging the economy (though not, it must be stressed, GDP per capita) is their best, fragile hope of offsetting Britain’s massive national debt.
Ain’t that so perfect readers? (except I’m not even sure the arrogant Nats have even pretended to care) And it gets better-
They haven’t even been good at the one thing they’re supposed to have been good at: the economy. Sure it has grown – but then, so do fingernails on a corpse. The real point is that none of the underlying problems of the 2008 crash have been addressed because the Conservatives haven’t had the moral courage, the ideological rigour, or indeed the inclination to admit what the real problem is:
free markets have been killed by an unholy alliance of crony capitalism, a too-big-to-fail financial sector, and a lawyer-parasite tyranny of compliance. Quantitative easing, far from making money more available to the small businesses which really need it, has simply served to empower the bloated City and concentrate still more money in the hands of the asset-owning classes. This has created the disparity of wealth which has fuelled the hard-left rhetoric of everyone from the SNP and Ed Miliband to the Greens, Canon Giles Fraser, Russell Brand and the Occupy movement.
And who can blame the new Reds for seizing the opportunity when Cameron has created such an open goal for them? Cameron is incapable of defending capitalism because the bastard variation he has helped engender is indeed indefensible.
And the best is saved for last-
And I haven’t even got to the most annoying thing of all about the Conservatives yet. That toxic mix of complacency and arrogance with which they have conducted their entire election campaign.
“Vote for us because you’ve really nowhere else to go. It’s either us or Ed Miliband and the SNP. And you’re far too smart a fellow to want that, aren’t you, peon?”
The mix of complacency and arrogance that cost them Northland. Please go and read the full article as it applies to the UK, because there’s a bit more to it in that Delingpole really likes his local candidate, and wants to vote for him but at the same time wishes he did not have to support a party so loathsome as the Conservatives.
I reckon the next NZ election will be pretty much a similar boondoggle to what UK citizens are facing. I put the blame for this down to Progressive inflitration of the Conservatives and the corresponding blurring of their objectives.
The same thing has happened to the National Party in NZ. We so badly need a real Conservative revival, right across the West. Its time to get Progressives and their destructive ideology out of our lives. They’ve done far too much damage already.
(thanks to commenter Caleb for the tip)