Fake Conservatives and Status Quo Parties Are Failing in Britain and Around the Globe

 
By Kurt Schlichter
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The British Conservative Party, and I use the term “conservative” very, very loosely and solely because that is the actual name of the allegedly right-wing British party, is about to get destroyed in an election. And it should. It’s terrible. It’s conservative the way Bill Kristol and Jennifer Rubin are, which is not conservative at all, and its target voters are tired of it. The Tories had a huge victory just a few years ago, a shattering triumph that turned previously Labour seats into Conservative ones. And, of course, the wets – that’s Brit for “RINO” - squandered the chance to re-Thatcherize Old Blighty. Now, the Reform Party, Nigel Farage’s populist crew, stands a chance of winning seats and could conceivably become the opposition party. This is important to Americans not because Britain is a particularly important power anymore – under the Conservatives, their military has shrunk to the point where the British army could fit comfortably within the Pasadena Rose Bowl – but because what happens over there shows what might have happened here but for Donald Trump and the populist movement taking over our Republican Party.

Some commentary describes this reversal of fortune for the conservatives as bucking the trend. After all, we see leftist parties failing all over the globe. The German leftists are about to lose the next round of elections while their allegedly hard-right party grows in popularity. The upcoming elections stand a significant chance of putting an allegedly hard-right government in power in France. Italy elected a right-wing government – their popular president was the one who had to wrangle Biden in when he wandered away at the G7. Trudeau’s communists in Canada are about as popular as a chancre sore at an orgy. And in America, it looks like our leftist party is about to lose to Donald Trump and his populist movement.

But it’s not correct to look situation at this in old-school liberal vs. conservative terms. What’s happening is not a move towards classic conservatism but a rejection of the status quo regardless of the label of the temporarily ruling party. The old parties on both sides become unresponsive to the needs of the people, instead taking diktats from Davos. In each of these countries, including our own, it’s an ossified, unresponsive, and exhausted ideology that’s being rejected in favor of a more energetic populist movement that is providing answers to the problems that the establishment parties refused to touch for fear of being called racist and not being invited to cocktail parties.

What we’re seeing here is the end of the old liberal vs. conservative paradigm. It was the liberals who first became exhausted, with the center-left parties becoming hard-left. Center-right voters watched as the traditional “conservative” parties ignored their concerns and have moved towards populism in reaction to the cultural initiatives of the hard left. All this trans crap, this climate hoax nonsense, this racial idiocy – manifested most prominently in the massive immigration of Third World peasants bringing with them the social pathologies of their garbage homelands – has fueled the reaction. And the reaction is only going to grow in intensity.

The traditional center-right conservative parties have been unable to deal with the hard-left because they are used to dealing with old-school center-left liberals instead of left-wing extremists who ignore the norms. The traditional conservative parties are adrift because they can’t accept that there’s a new game and that it’s a bloodsport, not something you call off at 5 o’clock and then go share drinks with the opposition. That was the old uniparty model. Sometimes they governed, sometimes the other guys governed, but nothing really changed. But the left is trying to change things for the worse, and the old conservative parties are just not built for a winner-take-all fight. 

Now politics is existential. But, in all these countries, allegedly conservative governments are utterly powerless in the face of massive leftist change, starting with immigration. Hence the rise of populism. Look at the United States. It’s taken years to make the Republican Party a party that (sort of) opposes mass illegal immigration. If you remember, the Republicans were all in on it not too long ago. Remember the Gang of However Many and its amnesty play? Remember Jeb and how invading our country was an act of love? They bought into the old cliché about how immigration is our strength rather than a weapon to replace our voters. We have fired dozens of garbage congressmen and senators who did the Chamber of Commerce’s bidding – and firing the Chamber of Commerce, too – before we got to a party that’s now, finally, talking about closing down the border and starting up mass deportations. But we still have work to do purging the squishes.

America is unusual because populism arose with our center-right party rather than outside of it in a new party. That’s a result of our two-party system—in other countries, you create a new party when you have new ideas, and in America, the new ideas take over one of the two existing parties.

It took Trump to spearhead the populist movement, but remember that Trump is not the movement. Trump is simply the face of a movement that was already coming into existence. Trump is the avatar of the populist reaction against the hard-left pivot of what had been a center-left Democrat Party that, while obnoxious and annoying, was not completely insane until just a couple of decades ago. But it is insane now, and when you had a GOP that refused to change, the left ran rampant for many years until Trump came and gave voice to the people demanding that we fight back.

We’ve got a lot to whine about with our GOP, but just look at the British Conservatives. They’re pretty much California Democrats. They’re all in on the climate change nonsense. They allowed normal people to get arrested for saying things that are mean on Twitter, but they won’t arrest any Hamas lovers who want to murder all the Jews. The trans thing is all over the place. Their own version of DEI is just insane – they have foreigner rape gangs that they won’t bust because they don’t want to be seen as bigots. When your party allows your children to be sacrificed, whether to regular perverts or trans perverts, you’re going to lose the support of normal people.

And they’re not even good at being old-school conservatives. Rishi Sunak, the soon-to-be-ex-Prime Minister, decided it would be a great idea to leave the D-Day celebrations early to come back and do a campaign event. That’s just crazy when you’re supposed to be the party of patriotism. What was his big plan going into this election? National service! Yeah, he thought that was a great idea. You know, the Conservatives had a chance to go with a Thatcherite, Liz Truss, after the ridiculous Boris Johnson imploded, but in a rare show of effectiveness, the Conservatives managed to completely cut her legs out from underneath her when she tried to do actual conservative things. Of course, what they really did was cut their own legs out from under themselves.

It’s strange that the British Conservatives aren’t conservatives, and that Labour has nothing to do with labor anymore. Labour is the party of people who won’t work or who have jobs but don’t actually do anything. The next five years with Labour in charge is going to see zillions more aliens flood into Britain and the country change for the worse, much worse if that’s possible. It’s sad, but the Conservatives let it happen. In the meantime, the Reform Party will grow until Labour turns the power of the government on it to suppress the populist revolt. That’s the only way socialists can maintain power, and they’re going to do it. They will claim that Reform is a hard-right threat to Our Democracy. Sound familiar? They’re not going to allow a real opposition to form. Britain’s on the way to a dictatorship after 1000 years of relative freedom – Winston Churchill warned Britain about what the socialists would do and, as usual, he was right. Congratulations, Conservatives. Great work. And as for us Americans, thank goodness we have not given up our guns and thereby our freedom.
 
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