Below is the latest essay from our English correspondent Paul Weston.
Note: In Stig Abell’s interview with Mr. Weston, the radio host quotes Jack Buckby’s statement about “mosques sprouting like triffids”. The reference is to a fictional plant, venomous and deadly, that was featured in the science fiction novel The Day of the Triffids, written in 1962 by John Wyndham.
LBC’s Stig Abell and the Ugly Face of the Totalitarian Left
by Paul Weston
In the aftermath of Jo Cox’s horrible murder, all the main political parties have issued a statement saying they will not contest her electoral seat of Batley and Spen. Liberty GB’s decision to call this an anti-democratic nonsense and to stand Jack Buckby in the upcoming by-election has caused a predictable torrent of rage and hate to spew forth from the Left. Yesterday, I was interviewed about our “fascistic intention” to field a candidate by an earnestly bearded gentleman called Mr Stig Abell (@StigAbell) on LBC radio, which quickly degenerated into lefty emotive attacks rather than a discussion about democracy or historical precedent. I recommend readers listen to this in order to fully understand the chilling, bullying and ugly face of the totalitarian Left.
Democracy is a very precious thing. We hardly need look very far, both geographically and historically, to see the horrific results of countries governed without a democratic mandate. Our graveyards are testament to the sacrifices made by millions who risked and lost their lives fighting for democracy, yet a handful of disingenuous, hypocritical, sanctimonious, virtue-signalling left-liberals and cowardly centre-right politicians have now decided that democracy must be put on hold in the interests of purported sensitivity.
First of all, has this suspension of democracy ever happened before in England? The answer to that is no, it has most emphatically not. Three Conservative politicians have been assassinated by IRA terrorists. In every instance an election was contested. The first, in 1979, was that of the war hero Airey Neave OBE, DSO (Distinguished Service Order) MC (Military Cross — awarded for conspicuous gallantry). Mr Neave was a wonderful man. He was also the first British soldier to successfully escape from Colditz! 1990 saw the last political murder of a Conservative politician when MP Ian Gow was blown up by a car bomb. There were no calls from the left to allow uncontested elections on the grounds of “sensitivity” in those democratic, halcyon days.
I think we can safely say, therefore, that to propose an uncontested election is a historically unprecedented event. As such it is of immense political importance, and really ought to be debated at the very highest levels of political and cultural thought in Britain. Instead, however, it is left to a fledgling party like mine to defend our democracy in the face of oafish and hateful attacks from a hysterical, bit-part, left-wing totalitarian radio show host.
I don’t believe Stig Abell, LBC radio’s oaf in question, has thought very deeply on this supremely important issue. For example, Jo Cox won the marginal seat of Batley and Spen with 43% of the vote, which basically means 57% of those who voted did not vote for Jo Cox. Do the political views of the majority really matter so little to the Left? And what does this say, in very serious tones, about the Left’s view of democracy?
Why do leftists like Stig Abell get so hysterically angry about offering democratic representation to the majority of Batley and Spen’s constituents? Has he actually asked them their views about this, or has he just decided that his liberal emotions are far more important than their democratic mandate? What would be his response to Conservative or UKIP-supporting constituents who demanded — as part of the democratic process, as part of their bloodily-defended democratic right — that they be represented by a Conservative or UKIP candidate who reflected their political views, as has ALWAYS been the case in democratic Britain?
Could Mr Abell really say to them that because he feels hurt and upset about Jo Cox’s murder, they must sacrifice their right to democratic representation? Could he seriously say that? And if they refuse to do so, or if they argue for their democratic rights, will he also label them as fascistic, inhumane and insensitive? Really?
Have left-liberals gone entirely insane or just entirely totalitarian?
And it’s not just the Left at fault here. Britain’s entire political establishment has effectively said there will be no democratic mandate for the constituents of Batley and Spen. David Cameron is not a dictator. He has no right to bend the Batley and Spen constituents to his dictatorial whim. Surely the suspension of democracy necessitates the proposing and passing of legislation, right up to Royal Assent? Am I going mad, or am I only the person able to see this chilling and unprecedented assault on our democratic rights and freedoms?
One imagines Stig Abell would struggle, in an impartial arena, to support his argument, which essentially calls for a suppression of democracy in the face of aggressive left-wing political machination. One either believes in democracy or one does not. I can only assume Mr Abell shouted me down and silenced me with the mute button built into his LBC bully pulpit because he knows he is intellectually, democratically and morally bankrupt. His only way out was to resort to smear and slander; to typical left-wing bully-boy totalitarianism.
But in the event he might like to debate with me live, without a mute button and with an impartial adjudicator, he has only to name the date and venue. But I rather suspect he will not. Cowardly, ignorant, leftist totalitarians like him never do.
Update: I am hearing rumours that Ed Balls who was rejected by voters in the 2015 General Election, is to be shoehorned into the uncontested Batley and Spen by-election. If this turns out to be true, will David Cameron finally realise what he has done to our democracy?
Paul Weston is a British-based writer who focuses on the damage done to Western Civilisation by the hard left’s ongoing cultural revolution, which seeks to destroy the Christian, capitalist and racial base of the West. He is now one of the leaders of PEGIDA UK, and is also the leader of Liberty GB. His website may be found here, and his political Facebook page here. For links to his previous essays, see the Paul Weston Archives.