Earlier this week, British Labour MP, Jo Cox was shot, stabbed and killed outside her surgery in a suburb of Leeds. Cox had been appointed to parliament the previous year by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and was an outspoken Remain campaigner in the up-coming Brexit vote.
The similarities between this killing and that of Pim Fortuyn in the Netherlands in 2002 are worth noting. Both appear to have been assassinated for political reasons just prior to an election – Fortuyn an outspoken right winger, and Cox a progressive left winger.
Her killing came as the Brexit campaigning entered it’s final ten days, with public support for leaving the union at its height after a recent surge in the polls. It is not an overstatement to say that the Brexit vote will be the most important vote Britons have ever cast. At stake is the sovereignty of Britain and the survival of the Union itself, as many E.U. nations already unhappy with the terms and realities of membership will see a Brexit as a green light for their own referendum and possible exit. Read More
As yet, the motive has not been established, but witnesses reported the gunman shouting the name of the British far right group “Britain First”. These reports were then later denied, with witnesses going out of their way to refute such claims.
Needless to say, given the timing of the killing, any motive offered or narrative floated should be treated with a healthy skepticism. With the stakes being so high, it would be naively foolish to think that the establishment would miss an opportunity like this to play public opinion in their favour. If you find this idea offensive, you need to lay off the state sponsored soda for a while.
For the past twenty five years the narrative in Britain has been controlled by the progressive left. Anyone who had a problem with the trajectory of the planned society, e.g., Tony Blair’s ‘open door’ immigration policy, was branded a ‘racist’ or a ‘fascist’ and told to go away.
This attitude existed at both the official and grass roots level, as demonstrated in Gordon Brown’s confrontation with a Labour voter who had concerns regarding the level of immigration Britain was being subjected to due to the then unbeknown program of coercive engineered migration (CEM) implemented by his party to cynically manipulate the voting demographic permanently in their favour. Read More
However those people don’t go away. As the effects of failed policies start to take their toll on previously stable societies (see France & Belgium), they find another way of making their voices heard, as we have witnessed in the recent rise of nationalist parties across Europe. It’s fairly simple how the current situation came about if you can afford to be honest and objective about it.
In the late 1990’s the New Labour under Tony Blair created an immigration crisis, then refused to acknowledge it’s effects as legitimate concerns; electing instead to vilify and shame into silence those who spoke out. The steadfast refusal of those on the left to engage in dialogue or accommodate those voices has set the political spring for a nasty visceral backlash that is only now just starting to build momentum.
However, rather than address the issue or face a gathering storm compounded by the Merkel’s mishandling of the migrant crisis last summer, they have decided that they will simple double down on the rhetoric and continue on as planned. The language employed during throughout the Brexit campaign has been consistent, with those who support the Leave campaign being labelled as ‘xenophobes’ & ‘Little Englanders’.
The rise of nationalism in Europe has been easy to predict and can be traced back to the mechanisms that were introduced to ideologically modify society – the stripping away of sovereignty and ramming of ideological pegs into cultural holes, as the E.U. architects set about realizing their dream with little concern for, or recourse to the societies they have under their jurisdiction. Read More
The progressive left entertains the arrogant and abstract idea that the country is filled with bad people just looking to be fascists, or simple people looking for someone to blame. Whilst each time there is an addition to the depressing catalogue of Islamic attacks, they spend the next day in the press rummaging through their empty bag of excuses like the loving mother of a criminal son. This is partly to do with the fact that they have remained relatively unchallenged until recently, and are still running off a 1970’s script of motivation that sees a borgeois fascist behind every pillar.
The gunman, Thomas Mair – a solitary figure by all accounts with a history of mental health issues, clearly lacked the perspective to save himself from what appears to be a radicalized politically inspired murder.
However, ultimately the conditions for the killing of Jo Cox in Leeds were created by an ideology that ignores realities, and should be laid squarely at the feet of those who have arrogantly and steadfastly refused dialogue or to accommodate valid criticism for their failed policies: the progressive left, of which Jo Cox was unfortunately an active member.