Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com
- “…I’d like to point out that working-class people were the least likely to vote for the Nazis; Hitler sent his most gifted propagandist – Joseph Goebbels – to be party leader in ‘Red’ Berlin because working-class voters were so resistant to the Nazi message….Class and wealth are the real sources of privilege in our society”
SM:…”The Art of War’ – What better way to deflect a simmering class war by spinning it as a race war, whereby placing otherwise social allies & contemporaries, one against one another….
Class Privilege Is The Real Problem
“Perhaps the saddest thing about this hatred directed at white, working-class people by the rich and privileged is that many of the latter are those who loudly proclaim how ‘left-wing’ or ‘progressive’ they are. But, unfortunately, many traditionally left-wing parties have been colonised by a section of the privileged media/political class.”
Our morally superior lords and masters are extraordinarily fond of tendentious comparisons to Nazi Germany. They are as promiscuous with accusations of Nazism as a New England religious hysteric with claims of witchcraft. I think it’s safe to say that most of these accusations are entirely unwarranted.
In the name of historical accuracy – something most of our betters struggle with – I’d like to point out that working-class people were the least likely to vote for the Nazis; Hitler sent his most gifted propagandist – Joseph Goebbels – to be party leader in ‘Red’ Berlin because working-class voters were so resistant to the Nazi message. Even after Hitler became Chancellor, most working-class voters stayed loyal to the KPD (Communists) and SPD (Social Democrats)
Class and wealth are the real sources of privilege in our society.
You would be a fool to suggest that there is no privilege in the modern West.
Likewise, it would be foolish to deny that there is a problem with racial discrimination.
However, I would contend that wealth and class are more accurate measure of privilege than skin colour or ethnicity.
It is notable how often it is incredibly privileged members of the media/political class who are the first to throw Nazi stones. The vacuous child actress Emma Watson is living in Cloud Cuckoo Land if she thinks her privilege comes from her skin colour rather than the fact that her parents could afford to send her to a school that charges 10,000 quid a term. Ditto the absurd Markle person. It’s almost as if some of these folks are trying to distract attention from their immense wealth, their advantageous upbringings and the opportunites and connections they have gained from membership of the Establishment. Heaven forfend.
Many of these delightful individuals, who claim that their race, ethnicity, sex, religion or sexuality somehow makes them ‘victims,’ are some of the wealthiest and most privileged people in our society. Their hatred and contempt for working-class people is worn as a badge of honour. I would suggest that the likes of Lammy and Hirsch have done far better from the so-called legacy of British imperialism than the average citizen because of their expensive private education and attendance at the finishing schools of the Establishment at Oxford and Cambridge.
The ‘anti’ part of many modern ‘anti-racists’ is about as convincing as the ‘democratic’ bit in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea or the ‘socialist’ in the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. It is clear that phrases like ‘white fragility,’ ‘white saviour’ and ‘white privilege’ demonstrate racism against white people – as well as the hatred of working-class people mentioned above. Hilariously, many of the most vehement anti-white racists are themselves white; oikophobia is a very strange affliction. Oh and bollocks to kneeling to self-appointed ‘victims’ – as Emil Zapata said “It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.”
At the risk of an accusation of ‘whataboutery’ (the childish insult so beloved by woolly-minded Guardianistas), the selective outrage of the ‘woke’ is absolutely hilarious. Mubarak Bala (see Quote of the Day #81) anyone? The legions of white working-class girls abused in various northern towns over the past three decades? And why are the US police (rightly) criticised for their thuggish tactics whilst Macron’s stormtroopers are given a free pass as they brutalise protesters on the streets of Paris? Ho hum.
Perhaps the saddest thing about this hatred directed at white, working-class people by the rich and privileged is that many of the latter are those who loudly proclaim how ‘left-wing’ or ‘progressive’ they are. But, unfortunately, many traditionally left-wing parties have been colonised by a section of the privileged media/political class. Take this tweet from the deeply unpleasant Kevin Maguire, associate editor of the ‘Labour’ Daily Mirror…
The reality of “picking for Britain” – 25 of 30 Brits quit within a month. The country’s food industry is reliant on hardworking migrants. Perhaps flag-waving Brextremists could volunteer to replace them https://t.co/7AfsdRFITW via @prospect_uk— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) June 2, 2020
For someone who claims to “still hate Thatcher” this is a remarkably Thatcherite rant – a demand that those lazy, good-for-nothing workers do a backbreaking job for less than minimum wage. Perhaps they should get on their bikes, Kevin? And there is something deeply unpleasant (racist?) about someone who claims to be ‘left-wing’ demanding the import of desperately low-paid immigrant workers just so him and his rich mates can have cheap fruit and veg. Instead of bringing wage slaves in from abroad, perhaps people like Maguire should be demanding a decent living wage for farm workers.
Once again, let me say that I am not denying the reality of racism nor privilege in our society. But real privilege comes from class and wealth. As black American writer Thomas Sowell (see also Quote of the Day #57 and Update)…
“Capitalism knows only one colour: that colour is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it.”
I’d like to end with two general observations. Firstly, the idea that the ruling class of any colour care about any lives is a sick joke. Secondly, I’d like to say just how grateful I, the son of an ordinary solider and a typist, am to all these wealthy public school and Oxbridge graduates, these oppressed multimillionaires for explaining to me how privileged I am compared to them.