There are certain demographic realities we need to face.
Just how large is the proportion of males [and some females] in what I’d call the 50 plus range, with access to the internet? What proportion of those are political? What proportion blog? Iain Dale might have been biased but the proportion of centre-right bloggers [and we can tack on the "further right" to that] vastly outweighed the left-liberals in his stats. What proportion of women are of our point of view? I can think of Julia M, Misanthrope Girl, Goodnight Vienna, Sue of Muffled Vociferation and some others.
To read the Guardian and Liberal Conspiracy or Harry’s Place, you’d think the proportion of left-liberals was far higher. As was pointed out yesterday, such people, though they have demarcation disputes and can’t work out if they’re the People’s Front of Judaea or the Judaean People’s Front, except on some technicalities which are very real to them, generally close ranks if faced with centre-right policies – small government, family, property, inheritance, free enterprise etc.
At times, if it’s perceived as a compassionate cause, e.g. freedom, they’ll come on board with the centre-right though their way to achieve what they’re after is for the government to ensure it through legislation. “They should” is a common phrase.
Attached to the active left-liberals, though disavowing the connection, are the mass of people, e.g. single mums on the net, who genuinely see themselves as apolitical and that says something in itself. Yet they’ll still vote Labour or LibDem, which is a vote for State intervention and the EU [as is a Tory vote these days]. They’ll be tolerant of female quotas, will abide quangos if they know much about them, false charities, approve of benefits for the “needy”, without actually defining the limits of the needy and they see people such as us as lacking in compassion.
Their answer to political questions put to them is emotion or ad hominem or personalizing an issue. Everything from the sky being blue to children doing drugs in school is a matter of “opinion”. They say “I don’t agree” about things which are facts. When they see that doesn’t cut it, they say “Everyone I know thinks …” When that doesn’t cut it, they go into women’s studies stats to quote or the IPCC or even govt stats.
Now there have been so many articles on govt stats and what the massaging is meant to achieve. Thus independent stats can diverge wildly from the official got line, when you can get them. The govt stats always favour govt policy, e.g. pointing out the continued oppression of women in the workplace, the discrimination against homosexuals, blacks and muslims and so on. There are no govt stats where the govt looks bad, e.g. the discrimination against the indigenous male and the failure of manufacturing but if you look at the unemployment lines, they are around 80% male.
They live in this sort of fantasy world where everything is really OK, that one shouldn’t get one’s knickers in a twist, should relax and just let things go on, on the grounds that we can’t change them, they put our economic situation down to international factors and as far as the EU is concerned, they’re correct on that but that’s not what they mean. They look at our “cussedness” and anger and think we’re people with problems but don’t for a moment think the problem includes them and their meek acceptance of what’s going on.
They won’t face realities. Those that will, like us, are in a state of despair because we know things are very, very wrong. Julia M’s posts – and there are many – are all about some new PC foolishness of the day and the utter non-comps who are being employed where they never should. Chuckles and haiku send me countless examples from America and the UK.
An example is the council workers painting a metre long don’t park double line on a road. The power of thinking, of common sense, seriously seems to have disappeared. “Well yes,” the left-liberals say, if cornered, “there are mistakes, everyone makes them.” Yes we do but not this type which stem from the inability to make decisions off their own bat and to apply common sense.
There are about 40 or 50 instances of this mindlessness in my inbox right now which people have sent.
Yet what is our proportion in the society? It must be high enough for the govt to not quietly round us up and bring false charges against us but methinks they are relying on our independence and failure to combine as the left are able to do. We are often so deeply into our own situations and the fight against the tidal wave of PCism choking the society that we’re either battling to stay alive or are immersed in work and family. We don’t combine. We acknowledge things on blogs. We’re muttering to ourselves or else left-liberals come in and “disagree” with the facts.
The frustration level with ignorance and stupidity is immense and the hope of the govt is that we’ll get so apoplectic we’ll have heart attacks and die off soon. We are most certainly being shut out of the debate, except on the net and the net is vilified, is it not?
Most frustration is when a man comes out with:
I believe in self reliance and individual initiative and risk takers begin rewarded but I also believe in everyone getting a fair shot and everyone doing their fair share and everyone playing by the same rules.
… and that person is Obama in a debate and it’s an out-and-out lie. His policies are diametrically opposed to risk takers, as are Hollande’s and he is heavily into compliance and accepting the narrative. Everyone playing by the same rules? Ignoring a subpoena from SCOTUS to appear with his birth certificate? Putting out false documents or concealing all details of his past – college records etc.? That sort of playing by the same rules?
What proportion of society are still saying the things I wrote in the last paragraph? Are we dying off or are we increasing? Are we an increasingly lost demographic of non-persons that the brave new world is waiting to finally just shut up, roll over and die?
Oh and for my best friend Suzie:
The death of feminism? One in three women say it’s ‘too aggressive’ towards men and they don’t need it any more