Good God, Paul Mason manages to notice something!

When I first started working at the BBC, in 2001, what struck me was not how most of the people in charge were from the same universities, or that it was assumed you were a ski enthusiast, or how casually people dropped the names of powerful people they knew. It was the uniformity of thinking. There were progressive people and conservative people, but they mostly subscribed to the groupthink of the elite.

Surveying the levels of anger, abuse and fractiousness in the upper levels of British society today, it feels like a very different country.

Well, yes, that is rather what has happened. The people of England have spoken yet.

Ain’t it been a shock?

16 comments on “Good God, Paul Mason manages to notice something!

  1. It is a different country. Because people like Mason have been busy importing a different population. You import people from Karachi, you get the politics of a Karachi slum.

    The people of England are a polite fiction. The reality is that they are slow reducing a once great nation to, well, Pakistan. With a few more Black people.

  2. Sometime in the early 90s I recall having a boozy lunch in a Westminster pub with a bunch of lads from the FT. To say their background and education was crème de la crème is putting it mildly. I recall how aghast they were that I was right of centre instead of leftish pink. They must inherit this sort of stuff along with the silverware.

  3. SMfS isn’t wrong.
    Reality asserted itself for me, late one night, in London. Using one of those pedestrian crossings with traffic lights, to cross the road. I had the little green man but reflex made me check & avoid being wiped off the road. Blare of horn & a glare from the tinted occupant as a car went through without stopping. Lot of countries, they do ignore the lights, at night. They do here.
    Got me to thinking The areas with shops with their wares strewn all over the pavement. Tacitly ignored by the Council Highways enforcement officers who’d descend like a ton of bricks on a shop did the same in another area. The areas they dump rubbish on the streets so it looks like the third world shithole they hail from. The shops you go in, they neither speak English nor have any particular interest in serving the you. The general feeling you’re in some rather rainy & cold version of forrin’. That you don’t belong.
    One of the reason I fucked off. If I have to live alongside foreigners, at least I get to choose which foreigners.

  4. Bernie G, in my experience lefties fall into two broad categories:
    1. Those who are comfortably well-off and look down on the working class. Usually those with a trust fund, yah.
    2. Layabouts without a pot to piss in; aka permanent victims. Their plight never being about their own life choices so it must be the evil right wing capitalists keeping them poor.

  5. “It was the uniformity of thinking. ”

    As I’ve noted before, the BBC and similar organisation put a lot of effort in to making sure they have diversity of colour, gender, sexuality etc, but they wouldn’t dream of trying to get a diversity of ideology.

    As Bernie says, its all one big group think amongst the elite and the so called opinion formers.

  6. @Mr Crun
    There’s a third category. Those who consider themselves to be left of centre & vote Labour because of their belief that’s the home for ordinary hard working people who haven’t been to uni, generally don’t wear a suit to an office & believe in self sufficiency tempered by a shared community.
    They are despised by your first two categories & actually belong in a spectrum from soft to hard right. Why the bi-polar view of politics isn’t very helpful.

  7. Bernie,

    Check out Dellingpole’s podcast interview with ‘Animal’ QC.

    A working class miner’s son from up north or became upper-middle class, married to some entitled bint, top lawyer.

    He explains it all how these upper-middle class champagne socialists are completely removed from the consequences of their views and are just generally stuck up clueless twats. He also wrote a fantastic book about his life.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1906308667/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513688586&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=animal+qc

  8. DJ..

    It was pretty obvious at the time that my drinking companions thought voting for the Conservatives (during the Thatcher to Major period) was something the lower middle classes did, rather than people from their background.

  9. I imagine during Thatcher’s time the upper-middle classes felt quite disenfranchised given the direction of the Conservative party. I bet they loved Tony Blair in ‘97 though.

    Nothing the upper classes must hate more than libertarian conservatives.

  10. He explains it all how these upper-middle class champagne socialists are completely removed from the consequences of their views and are just generally stuck up clueless twats.

    If Corbyn gets in they will be brought closer to the consequences of their views and a few clues might strike them painfully in the pocket.

  11. @Rob:

    You mean “First up against the wall when the revolution comes?”, oh my, how wonderful.

    Let’s hope that Tarquin and Isolde aren’t skiing in Courchevel that week. I would hate for them to miss out on all the fun.

    Anyway, as we both know full well, it will be the oiks like you and me that will feel the full wrath of the revolution.

    Where’s that bloody interregnum? I thought there was one due? Bloody typical, we’ll probably get three coming along at once. Rousseauian social contract my fucking arse.

  12. The third world are gradually taking over the professions where I am. Which is all very well but it worries me on two counts. One – if you’ve been told by your family to be a doctor or optician rather than choosing it as a vocation how good are you going to be, and two – as a white (or black) guy trying to get a job you’re going to find it hard at an interview. I’ve been told that once you get a majority Asian interview panel in the NHS white doctors are always rejected in favour of other Asians.

    +1 for Animal QC. Gary Bell was obviously very very intelligent and managed to eventually overcome his education. Some luck and reinvention helped. I suspect he speaks better than he writes though.

  13. SMFS: “It is a different country. Because people like Mason have been busy importing a different population. You import people from Karachi, you get the politics of a Karachi slum.
    The people of England are a polite fiction. The reality is that they are slow reducing a once great nation to, well, Pakistan. With a few more Black people.”

    It is a pretty dangerous situation in the world for white people at the moment. Places like SA show us what happens when we become a small enough part of the population. And there are almost no historically white countries, apart from a few in Eastern Europe, which are attempting to maintain majority white populations.

    Those flooding into our soft rich countries love this, love our inability to perceive danger and to protect ourselves. They come fully intending to replace us.

    That we will probably be destroyed by hatred of and inability to live with our own success is a terribly sad way to go. Whites are dreaming of multicultural utopia, a thing that has never existed in the world. When we wake as a small and persecuted minority in a Muslim country it will be too late. And there will be nowhere to run to because all white countries are doing the same thing, oddly all at exactly the same time.

  14. Yes the people spoke: in favour of the nihilist revolution of leaving a big free trade area.When the highly principled Tory party which had called the referendum in order to bury the Brexit fantasy saw where all the votes has surprisingly gone, they called a snap general election,claiming to be ultra Brexit and lo and behold, the terminally pissed off electorate took more interest in Jeremy Corbyn’s 50’s revival socialism.
    Brilliant: all you Daily Mail wankers have induced the country to commit suicide.

  15. Violet Elizabeth Reed, how is the EU a free trade area when the country has to pay billions to be a member thereof?

    Please show your workings.

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