‘There is a war to be fought in UK on culture as well as politics’

October 16, 2017

GOING BACKWARDS: “For every step forward – a slim Brexit majority or victory, I see five steps back whereas in America It seems to be a turning of the tide – a recognition of not just political plebiscite moments and elections but also culture war moments, like the Google memo – this doesn’t happen in the UK.”

 

SAVE YOURSELVES: “Those people can’t really be saved from themselves until their communities change so much that they start voting dramatically. They voted for Brexit and then they almost put Jeremy Corbyn in office, Britain deserves everything that is coming for them if they nearly put him in office.”

 

PETIT RULES: On the BBC, Milo had these observations: “People also have this reflective, appreciative, respect and deference for institutions like the BBC – the problem is the BBC is poisonous and horrible – but most Brits (including most Conservatives) still quite like it. There is this extraordinary set of silly rules you have play by that guarantees the conservatives can never win and if you don’t play by those rules, you don’t get on the BBC.”

 

MEDIA BIAS: “If you go on TV as a conservative or a libertarian and talk on culture war stuff, you are viewed as an oddity or oddball. I remember because that was me. I said ‘if you don’t realise you are losing your own civilization to these left-wing freaks’, I’ll go somewhere where they do realize this and here I’m been phenomenally successful at it.”

 

 

 

A CAMBRIDGE graduate turned conservative political commentator who has gone viral State side has explained the reasons why he doesn’t see signs of hope in UK’s current political climate to make him come back.

Milo Yiannapoulos is the former editor of Breitbart News and is one of the leading figures of the alt-right movement and does public speaking across the United States.

Whilst this blog does not agree with everything Yiannapoulos has to say, he makes some interesting observations on how people respond to news journalism in the UK and the US, and the differences he lists may come as a bit of surprise to readers of this article. He is speaking to Caolan Robertson, of the Culture Report, who formerly worked for Rebel Media.

Yiannapoulos that white working class people in the UK are more interested in reality TV than their US counterparts and are less informed about who their political representatives are and are less politically savvy.

‘BBC is poisonous and horrible’

Yiannapoulos said: “It is a problem with a certain type of Conservatism that has a reflective, appreciative, respect and deference for particular kinds of institutions like the monarchy, which is a good thing, as it works better than any other system. People also have it for institutions like the BBC – the problem is the BBC is poisonous and horrible – but most Brits (including most Conservatives) still quite like it.

“There isn’t the same kind of political awareness about what is happening beneath the surface among Brits. They don’t watch their news as  critically as Americans do.

“One thing I’ve always noticed which is why I’m here and not at home is that if you look at the least educated poorest white working class native populations in the US and the UK, in England they are consumed with reality TV like you have people on Gordy Shore who don’t know the name of the Prime Minister (Theresa May).”

Trailer park folk know who their senator is’

“In America, you could be a trailer park and listen to talk radio, and you will know who your local senator is and you have an opinion on politics – and it may not be a sophisticated understanding of the nuances of classical liberalism, you know who Democrats and Republicans are, you know who Debbie Wasserman-Schulz, Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi is. In Britain, I don’t think that is the case.”

Yiannapoulous sees small victories in Brexit and then huge setbacks and cites the closely run election of 2017 and the eradication of Theresa May’s majority as causes for concern for the electorate’s political naiveté.

Yiannpoulous said: “Those people can’t really be saved from themselves until their communities change so much that they start voting dramatically. They voted for Brexit and then they almost put Jeremy Corbyn in office, Britain deserves everything that is coming for them if they nearly put him in office.

‘I see more hope in US than in the UK’

“The battleground is in America, it matters in America and I see more hope in America than I do in Europe. For every step forward – a slim Brexit majority or victory, I see five steps back whereas in America It seems to be a turning of the tide – a recognition of not just political plebiscite moments and elections but also culture war moments, like the Google memo – this doesn’t happen in the UK. If you go on TV as a conservative or a libertarian and talk on culture war stuff, you are viewed as an oddity or oddball. I remember because that was me.”

‘Britons must fight the culture war’

“I said ‘if you don’t realise you are losing your own civilization to these left-wing freaks’, I’ll go somewhere where they do realize this and here I’m been phenomenally successful at it. Americans get it, they realize there is a war to be fought in culture as well as in politics, I see grounds for hope in America, but I don’t see grounds for hope in Europe.

“I think that in the UK there is a long tradition of people with big ambitions and abilities leaving Britain because Britain tends to punish bombastic, larger than life characters.”

‘I’m not a far right-lunatic just because BBC says so’

“For a variety of reasons I kind of felt myself being gradually cornered in, hemmed in and edged out of the British media ecosystem because there is this extraordinary set of silly rules you have play by that guarantees the conservatives can never win and if you don’t play by those rules, you don’t get on the BBC and all the rest of it, and I wasn’t really happy at being pigeon-holed as this far-right wing lunatic, which I’m not, so I drifted to America and I have never looked back.”

 

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Rebecca October 17, 2017 at 6:34 am

Nicely put, Matt. An interesting insight into truth

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MD - DSCW November 12, 2017 at 6:20 pm

There has been a few people pushing back on the culture war we are in, more voices speaking out slowly but surely.

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Martin Shaw November 15, 2017 at 10:37 pm

The trouble is with conservatives like him is they want to live in the culture of the past, thinking it is glorious, and better than now. So he ran away to the USA because we laughed at his stupidity. “Make America Great Again” his president says. So when was it great there? 100 years ago maybe? https://www.facebook.com/workingclasshistory/photos/a.296224173896073.1073741830.294706370714520/786681064850379/?type=3&theater Maybe not then. How about 200 years ago? Well the stars and stripes is 199 years old, and many states west of the Apalachians hadn’t joined the union, so they’d better ditch that flag as its not part of the 1817 American culture, and also redraw the border! Cultural change happens everywhere, people like him need to grow up and accept it.

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Nick Whitehead November 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm

Love Milo. A gay man married to a black man and his politics are conservative (not Tory). The liberals and the establishment hate him because he should be one of them and they can’t criticise his diversity and call him a racist bigot. Watch his videos on you tube they are great.

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