by Arthur Foxake, 12 June 2023
As a long term follower of the news and views available in the counter culture that is alt_media I have been puzzled this weekend by all the supposedly anti - establishment writers and commenters to the effect that “Saint Boris was ousted unfairly, what an assault on democracy!!!!”
Let's be honest, Boris Johnson, a maverick only in the sense that he has a personality in a business that for many years has frowned on such things and rewarded only the obedient conformists who loyally toe the party line. Apart from that the former UK Prime Minister is as establishment as anyone could be. So establishment in fact that like members of the privileged classes throughout history he is happy to support laws that restricr individual freedoms but does not understand that in a democratic system those laws apply to him and his ilk as much as they do to anybody else.
Boris has not been the victim of some kind of coup or conspiracy, by being hounded out of parliament now, less than a year after he was forced to resign as Prime Minister he is simply being made to face some of the consequences of his own actions. But in classic Boris style, he has still not acknowledged that he made mistakes (big ones,) or admitted to any wrongdoing at all.
Though a brilliant campaigner and politician whose presence at the forefront of the 2019 election campaign was largely responsible for their emphatic victory, he was clearly not fit to fulfill the role of Prime Minister. However many people voted Conservative because they likes him as a television personality. But he is an entertainer rather than a statesman.
But having been Prime Minister for only a few months, in early 2020 he was closest thing we had to a leading politician resisting
calls for lockdown. He really didn’t want to do it, but his hands were
forced by a relentless propaganda assault waged academics, The British Medical Association (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Big Pharma cartel, the media and politicians of both his own and opposition parties. This is perhaps one reason why even the lockdown sceptics are sorry
The status quo is called “democracy”, but I struggle to understand how politicians such as Tony Blair, Joe Biden, Boris and Trump, having been “fairly and democratically elected” to lead their respective legislative bodies, are allowed to carry out their ruinous business and blatant crimes with total impunity, total lack of accountability, and, it seems total immunity from prosecution. (Yes, Saint Boris got a fine for attending a party or two, but what is £50 to a wealthy buffoon?
Surely lying to the Queen and to Parliament should carry a much heavier penalty? The general public can be sent to prison for lying about far less, such as who was driving a speeding car.) Both clearly cared about nobody but themselves, such was obvious before they were elected. Both have now made themselves incredibly rich, off the taxpayer. (I suppose many politicians do, but we don’t hear about the others.)
But it was such behaviour that demonstrated an inability to lead as a head of government. He just wasn’t a very Prime Minister because he could't stop being a politician. He was a good opinion influencer and his charm and wit made him popular in the country, as a journalist he is brilliant, but terrible as a statesman with executive controls, responsible for leading the herd of cats known as the British Parliament.
And also, because he himself was too often led by a certain below the waist part of his anatomy rather than his undoubtedly brilliant mind, he sought too much
to please Carrie which led him to adopt the idiotic climate and energy policies favoured by those who confuse sentiment with intellect.
How is it democracy that there seems to be no checks and balances on them at all once they are in power? The fig leaf of democracy that we have is being able to choose between professional liars every few years. Blair was able to award himself a 50% pay rise when he was re-elected in 2001 (does anyone remember that?), and to take the country into his illegal war with seemingly no checks and balances, and as for the lockdown saga, it is clear that Saint Boris was not the one calling the shots; whoever really was doing it was unseen, unelected, unregulated, while Saint Boris recited the script put in front of him “no Prime Minister wants to do this, it is with a heavy heart, it would be inhumane to cancel Christmas – oh, I’ve just done it, significant normality by Easter, irreversible roadmap to freedom on 19th June which can be changed on a whim, blah blah blah…”
It seems that nobody was able to hold the government to account at all during lockdown. The “opposition” completely failed to voice a word of opposition, speaking only to say “we would have locked down earlier, harder, longer”. It is now emerging that the government was actively suppressing “lockdown dissent” – this news does not surprise me at all.
And all this is “democracy”, and people are screaming about somebody who cannot tell the difference between himself and God being “unfairly ousted”?The noble way to have brought Boris down would have been an about turn by Conservative poarty grandees on the whole “pandemic” debacle, with an honest reckoning on all the immense failings of both government and the institutions that propped up the authoritarian nonsense. Yes, there is the danger that the opprobrium of the lockdown zealots gains control of the narrative, i.e. Boris needs to be punished not for his hypocrisy and his actions belying the massive charades that NPIs were, but because he was genuinely putting people’s lives at risk: but it’s up to commentators on our side to take that position on rather using Boris’s downfall as a way of highlighting a completely different concern, that this is some kind of remainer’s remerge plot, etc. Let’s not muddy the waters: Boris was undone by matters related entirely to his lockdown policies; so let’s focus on that alone to keep everyone’s sights on a single episode of arrogant irresponsibility involving a birthday cake.