I think this encapsulates the problem we have on ‘our side of things’.
Delingpole is basically erratic.
In my estimation, due to his protracted butthurt over having been so wrong about Gove, Johnson and Rees-Mogg, he’s swung wildly to another extreme. One only has to look at his guests over the last couple of dozen podcasts. Woo-merchants, space cadets and tin foil hats are becoming a staple. For a man in his 50’s he’s acting awfully like a 16 year old politics student who’s just read No Logo by Naomi Klein and then moved on to some Deepak Chopra.
Ben Irvine, on the other hand, has homed in with great perspicacity on one specific issue, namely how the public sector unions threated to make Boris fuck a pig on live TV unless he shut down the schools and called a lockdown. I’m paraphrasing.
Now, I’ve no doubt that what Ben tells us is basically true, and I accept the fact and its importance. But I don’t believe it was the sole contributing factor.
Equally, a lot of what Delinpole says is true. We all agree that Bill Gates is the new George Soros. using his money to peddle influence at the supernational level, with media, governments and other loci of power. We can also agree that Gates has a track record as a business man who – per force – learned that if he wanted to do what he wanted to do he needed to spend billions on lobbying to keep the lawmakers on side. And that Gates had a relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. We can all agree.
But so what? What does this information actually mean to us at the grass roots level, and what change can we effect? None, and ‘Format our C: drives’?
We can also agree that pharmaceutical companies are – per force – motivated to a very great extent by money, and that they also spend a great deal of money on lobbying and PR and marketing to smooth things over so that they can do what they want. And they do have some pretty shabby episodes in their past. Again though, what does that mean to us here in the UK in our little houses in our little towns? Nothing. And what can be do about it? Boycott paracetamol?
But what about WEF, Davos, Klaus Schwab.. blah blah blah… even if it’s true (and it is) it’s too far removed from most people’s lived experience for it to be a sensible tool of persuasion. Every ordinary person understands and accepts that the most wealthy and powerful people in the world all scratch each other’s backs, and getting mad at the fact hurts no-one but yourself.
You may as well start a campaign against gravity and refuse to come out of your bedroom until Papa accedes to your demands.
As for the 5g-causes-covid, nanobots, magnetised by the vaxx, covid isn’t even real and all that shit… well.
James thinks that normies can still be won over even if you surround yourself with people who believe in the power of crystals, astrology and alien overwatchers, and think 5G mobile tech is the devil’s broadband.
Ben disagrees with him. As do I, and as I’ve written a couple of times before (1) (2).
Being seen as adjacent to nutters has been a hindrance in every normie conversation I’ve tried to have regarding the problems with all of the Covid measures from masks to vaccines to mandates and passports.
Yes, Ben is a little monomaniacal, because he’s stumbled upon something important and he’s frustrated that people aren’t paying the heed he thinks his discovery deserves. But his point is important, and the thing that differentiates Ben’s point from those regarding Bill Gates or Pfizer or the WEF is that it’s local. We can influence it in this country at the local level, amongst our friends, relatives, colleagues, MPs, councillors, local businesses etc.
The likes of the Times, Spectator, Telegraph, Daily Mail, could quite easily be persuaded that a campaign exposing the unions and holding their leaders to account is something they could do as part of a ‘clean hands’ exit from the clusterfuck of the last 2 years and they could use it to kill off Boris in favour of Sunak or Truss before the next election. A Tory government could then be quite easily persuaded that getting tough with unions would win them back the support that has ebbed away over the course of this year.
So, while it’s frustrating that Bill Gates is who he is, and Klaus Schwab is who he is, and the pharmaceuticals are what they are, and they all went to Jeffrey Epstein’s island, you gotta let it go. When it comes to the day-to-day skirmishes that we have to fight and win, all that bigger picture stuff is just a futile distraction. It’s almost as if the enemy places these things into the picture to distract us from the bits we have a hope of actually moving the needle on.
Focus on where we can bring pressure to bear here in the UK, amongst the media and politicians who are most likely to be amenable the topic Ben brings to the table.
And any other meaningful local efforts are good too. Support businesses that are prepared to preserve normality. Chuck a few quid to people and groups that you think are doing worthwhile things.
I don’t think the marches will ever do anything to sway public or political or media opinion on aggregate, but they sure are good networking opportunities for people who don’t buy into the status quo, and god knows there are enough out there at every level who want us to think we’re isolated and completely outside of normality. In that respect alone, they are worth supporting, attending etc. Just don’t get in a fight with the coppers and don’t expect the event itself to bring change. It’s mostly just a networking opportunity.
The only reason to accept the loonies into the conversation is if you buy into the narrative that we the sceptics are indeed a tiny minority of helplessly isolated people right on the margins.
And one look at the actual numbers of vaccine-free in the country tells us we are not. We are millions strong.
UPDATE: Via Vox Day, my attention is drawn to the Mid-December (Week 50) UKHSA report, which states the following on page 3:
The numbers are crunched here but I’m not sure I agree with the analysis as the statement is ambiguous. That number could be of the total population, including those under 12 who are not eligible, which would leave us with a number of a little more than 5million eligible-but-unstabbed. It’s still not a small number.