|May and Eagle, who's excited? Anyone?|
There is a certain breed of politicians which are intellectually toxic to our political set-up. They are there, not out of principle with ideas to put forward, but with the simple desire to get into politics. Sure, they care as much as anyone about life generally getting better, but their passion isn't at all philosophically motivated, there is no core aims of their career. They may be slightly right or left wing, but only pragmatically, the only thing they desire is the job. These career politicians are driven by the idea of being in power. They, like a robot are programmed to say and think almost identical things, presenting themselves at all times to act in a certain way, even to the point of knowing exactly when to smile. But under this is next to no substance, and we have found in Britain over the last twenty years has been governed by polished turds, not making any substantial moves for any kind of cause, but simply putting forward any agenda which seems popular to get them the votes that they so desperately need.
The philosophical foundations of both the Left and the Right are no longer needed to be an established politicians. They aren't unaware of these views, but from Blair onward, the political elite have pushed into the centre ground, in order to not have to form an actual argument, but simply convince the populace that they will give them the most stuff. No longer is it at all relevant whether you think that Thatcherism or Socialism is the way forward, the job of a politician is merely to be there in order to, well... be there.
We see this in both the Tory and Labour Party at the moment, Corbyn, as much as his views are absurd, has views! What a refreshing thought, someone has entered politics who actually has a hint of conviction, and has made it to leader. But, the Labour establishment is unhappy, as this guy may cause some people to disagree with him, and may lose votes (heaven forbid!). So, Labour are shoving up Angela Eagle, the definition of a career politician to clean up his mess and go back to seeking votes from the brain dead electorate by offering stuff. We see this in the Tory party as well, with the MP's vomiting this heir-to-Cameron: Theresa May with a very centrist position. It will be fun observing the shitstorm to take place at the next election if the Labour Party get's rid of Corbyn, and I say 'shitstorm', because when you pretty much agree politically as two polished turds, the only thing you can do to appeal for votes is argue that you're less of a turd then your opponent.
I for one hope that Corbyn stays, and that he wins the next election. I'll take the hit. The Tory Party had the opportunity to have Leadsom, who, even if you disagree with her, has clear views. But, she was bullied into resigning by the most successful smear campaign I've ever seen by centrist Tory MP's and the centrist media. If Corbyn wins the next election, this will force the Tories to oppose his actualisation of ideas, by coming up with ideas themselves. Whether Left or Right, we need to start actually thinking about the bigger questions about why things are the way they are, and from that form pragmatic solutions, rooted in actual reasoning, not just doing for the sake of doing.
|Corbyn, actually saying something.|
When we start voting based on ideology, reasoning and dialogue again, perhaps the concern about free speech within the political sphere will once again loosen. Part of the new Social Justice Warrior movement in which people are passionate about pursuing the more peculiar way of self-expression, whilst suppressing those who disagree with them through shouting as loud as they possibly can, is due to this shift towards the centre. We all, philosophically under are centrist regime, should agree with each other. So things like gay marriage, or minimum quotas for minorities in work are absolute human rights, and morally irrefutable, because, well... they are. So, because of the political centrism which naturally breeds political correctness, as they have demolished the idea of ideological debate, has brought in a generation of people that simply don't know how to disagree. My generation are particularly Left Wing. Now I've got many good Left Wing friends, and have great intellectual debates with them. But there are thousands, which we can see through the numerous protests like tuition fees, anti-austerity, Black Lives Matter, anti-Brexit and anti-Tory in which it is impossible to reason with them, as these people just want to shout out their Leftist gospel as loud as possible, because they haven't seen a true difference of ideas being debated, due to the shift towards the centre. Therefore, if you disagree, you're labelled homophobic, sexist, racist and bigoted, because in general, ideologically my generation has no idea how to disagree well!
The way forward is to once again have a political system that encourages ideas, thoughts and philosophical dialogue. We're reaching a stage where unless your in the polite political establishment, you're either a hysterical young Leftist, or a conservative to ashamed to admit their views. So, Jezza, best of luck, continue pursuing politics on genuine views, and I hope one day my party will provide you with a genuine rival!