One thing that never ceases to amaze me is the touching faith that so many conservatives have that sooner or later a political Messiah is going to arise from the ranks of the mainstream “conservative” parties (American conservatives have a particularly childlike faith that this will will come to pass).
Despite the overwhelming evidence of the hypocrisy, duplicity, stupidity, corruption, greed and evil of these parties this faith remains unshaken.
The fact is that the differences between the mainstream parties of the Left and Right are so slight as to be insignificant. All are committed to cultural marxism (it was the Conservatives who imposed homosexual “marriage” on Britain in a breath-taking display of cynicism and contempt for democracy). All are committed to crony capitalism. All are loyal supporters of Big Business. All are committed to globalisation. All are committed to mass immigration from the Third World. The one small difference is that the parties of the Left are marginally more honest – they make no real secret of their hatred of western civilisation.
In Australia many conservatives actually believed that the Messiah had arrived in the person of Tony Abbott. So much for that fantasy. It is possible that Tony Abbott has a few genuine conservative beliefs. Possible, but very unlikely. What is beyond doubt is his spinelessness, his cynicism and his opportunism. He proved himself to be an enemy of freedom of speech with his cowardly surrender on Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. He has made a big noise about stopping illegal immigration but he is in favour of legal immigration which is an infinitely greater threat. On foreign policy he takes his orders from Washington. He has done nothing to halt the spread of the poison of political correctness in our education system. He has made no significant moves to dismantle the apparatus of oppression represented by the tangle of worthless and malevolent quangos that infest this country. He has not taken a stand against the insanity of the global warming hoax. The only thing that can be said in his defence is that Malcolm Turnbull would be worse.
There are still some poor deluded fools in Britain who think they elected a Conservative government this year. I’d like to be able to say that they will realise what a huge mistake they made, but they won’t.
As for the US, in the very unlikely event that a Republican candidate wins the presidency next year the only thing that will change is that the chances of the US starting more futile wars and organising more disastrous coups in the Middle East and Eastern Europe will increase.
The irony is that if a political Messiah does arise he will be more likely to arise on the Left. In fact virtually all the “far right” nationalist parties that have emerged in Europe in the last few years have been unequivocally parties of the Left. The one exception is UKIP, and thus far it has been a spectacular failure. UKIP’s only chance of survival is to move sharply leftwards.
There are several reasons that salvation is more likely to come from the Left. A left-wing leader would have some chance of avoiding destruction by the leftist media. Not much of a chance, but at least some chance. The one reason that the newly emergent nationalist parties in Europe have not been more successful is that they have failed to brand themselves as parties of the Left. If the Front National in France renamed itself the Socialist Front National it would be unstoppable.
A combination of left-wing populism, social conservatism and nationalism would be a potent brew with a great deal of appeal to most voters. If you want to sell the idea of genuinely restricting immigration the one way to do this would be to sell it as the only way to save the welfare state. If you want to take a stand against the excesses and degeneracy of cultural Marxism the one way to do so would be by pointing out that the agenda of cultural Marxism is most harmful to the poor. If you want to call a halt to the madness of the global warming scam the best way of doing it is to point out that it hurts the poor, not the rich.
I’m not saying that a political Messiah will arise from the Left. I am saying that there is at least a chance it might happen and that such a leader might gain real political traction. There is zero chance that salvation will come the mainstream parties of the Right.