George Orwell’s book 1984 opens with the hero of the book, Winston Smith, attending one of the only rituals left in the dystopian future society – the ‘2 minutes hate’, where the citizens gather in a room and rage against an imaginary enemy for 2 minutes.
In the year and a half since the referendum, it has become customary for the Greater Progressive Alliance — the champagne leftists of the Inner London bubble — to hold such ‘hate’ events on a regular basis. Their targets are not imaginary, however, but their own two Great Satans: Brexit and President Trump.
It doesn’t matter that the people of the UK voted for Brexit, and the people of the USA voted for Donald Trump — the anti-democrats of the left are incandescent with anger. Their programme of cultural destruction and managed decline of the West has fallen apart at the ballot box as the quiet, dignified conservative majority voted peacefully to take back control of their countries and reject mass immigration, radical Islam, and political correctness.
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— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) December 6, 2017
When President Trump retweeted some videos which have been going around social media for some years, the whole Greater Progressive Alliance convulsed into a gleeful rage at him as though it were some proof that they are still good and everyone who disagrees with them is bad – not just bad, but quite evil.
All political guests on mainstream news channels were required to participate in the ‘2 minutes hate’. Anyone failing to join in the rage and make their confession that they also thought President Trump was a terrible monster, was labelled as a nasty misogynistic, racist, fascist, Islamophobic bigot.
Yet in all of their selective outrage, there is a blindingly obvious error. President Trump was certainly ill-informed or uninformed about the nature of ‘Britain First’ and ill-advised to directly retweet anything from Jayda Fransen. Yet at least two of the videos are real.
ISIS did throw people off of rooftops and much worse – they have terrorised their way through vast swathes of the Middle East, beheading, raping, and burning people alive. Yet the left is completely and utterly silent in their condemnation of these brutal, violent Islamists for their terrible crimes. And the crimes continue not just in the Middle East, but also in the United Kingdom.
We now know that for nearly 30 years, hideous crimes have been committed by grooming and raping gangs in Rotherham and elsewhere, mainly by men of a Pakistani Muslim origin. The scale of this has not even yet become fully apparent. In his book Fresh Meat, Peter McCloughlin explains that the police, social services, and local council officers knew for years that there was a specific issue with Pakistani Muslims targeting and grooming white girls under the age of 16 to be used as sex slaves, but kept silent because it was considered racist to deal with or draw attention to crimes committed by Muslim men against white girls.
— LEAVE.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) November 30, 2017
The hypocrisy of the left is brazen. In August 2017, Labour MP Naz Shah liked and retweeted that “abused girls in Rotherham and elsewhere should shut their mouths for the good of diversity.” She is still in her job. Many of the same people who are now expressing selective outrage at Donald Trump, whose intention was to highlight the brutal acts of violence committed by Islamists, are silent when one of their own shared a tweet showing horrific disdain to the victims of abuse by Muslim grooming, rape, and sex enslavement gangs.
The self-righteous inhabitants of the out-of-touch London political-media bubble are still Pharisaical in their own sense of moral superiority, yet to those living in communities ripped apart by massive immigration and rapid destabilising cultural change, they are despicable in their hypocrisy.
David Kurten is an elected member of the London Assembly and former UKIP leadership contender