Prepare for second socialist revolution

by PAUL COLLITS – BRITISH MP Robert Jenrick has warned that the inevitable Starmer Government in the United Kingdom will enact a “second Blairite revolution”. 

Mr Jenrick currently serves as the UK’s Tory Immigration Minister. 

Elites outsource decision-making to the unelected to avoid blame and accountability. To take more and more decision-making further away from voters. And to render voiceless those they deem as “deplorables”.

Tony Blair was undoubtedly a revolutionary. Beneath his mild, benign exterior, the Labour Prime Minister was an unreconstructed Trot (as well as a war monger), yearning for “permanent revolution”.

Only Blair’s revolution, like those of progressives the world over, is not about changing what Marx called “the economic base”, but rather about transforming all of society – social relations, culture, family life, privacy, religion, education – in a progressive image.

MARX

Marx called this the “superstructure”.

Jenrick states in London’s Daily Telegraph: “For a preview of Starmer’s Britain, take a look at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) case this week in which the Strasbourg Court ruled that Switzerland had violated human rights by not de-carbonising quickly enough. What should be the preserve of democratic debate is now being absorbed by a legal-administrative elite accountable to no one.

“At the heart of Labour’s plans is a second wave of quangos. Great British Energy will be set up and granted a remit to set energy policy. Education will see a new ‘National Curriculum Authority’, reinforced by ‘Skills England’.

“Bureaucracy will balloon. Already the laundry list is endless: a single enforcement body for workers’ rights, nationwide Climate Export Hubs, an ironically-named ‘Office for Value for Money’. There’s seemingly no challenge that Labour believes cannot be fixed with ever-more powerful arms-length bodies.

“Decisions will not be made by elected politicians, but by these ‘experts’ who subscribe to their economic orthodoxy.”

OVERTURN

There is not the slightest reason to question Jenrick’s analysis. Other than, perhaps, noting in passing that the Tories in office have done absolutely jot to overturn the first Blairite revolution.

This much, we already know.

The elites outsource decision-making to the unelected. Avoiding blame, avoiding accountability is one objective. To take more and more decision-making further away from voters. To render voiceless those they deem as “deplorable”.

The purpose of outsourcing isn’t merely to dodge the tedious business of justifying policies, though. No, it is to execute a revolution.

To embed their plans, make them permanent and resistant to counter-revolution. For they are, still, revolutionaries.

The Blairite model, so aptly described on many occasions by Peter Hitchens, has become a global phenomenon.

In New Zealand, for example, is where the former Blair staffer, Jacinda Ardern, set out to change that country forever.

But the critical element of the outsourcing process, perhaps less well known, is populating all of the bureaucracies, quangos, NGOs, universities, (especially) woke corporations, an army of consultants and supra-national bodies, with your own people.

Before you hand over policy power to others, make sure they are “on side”.

Fill policy-implementing partner institutions with your own people. Who needs to “penetrate ze cabinets” – as the World Economic Forum’s Spectre-style leader, Klaus Schwab, revealed – when you can simply “outsource ze cabinets”?

HELPED

After all, Cricket Australia and Woolworths helped to run the No campaign for the Indigenous Voice.

Jenrick believes executive power is already seeping away from ministers.

Yes and no. Executive power is actually growing, massively.

Power is, far more importantly, seeping away from parliaments. And from the Burkean model of the dedicated, voter-facing, “freelancing” backbencher.

Those who actually stand up for we-the-people, like, say, George Christensen or Craig Kelly, are booted off the team, and excoriated by the Prime Minister’s Office.

The political scientist John Marini’s 2019 book on unmasking the administrative State in the USA tells this story in detail.

He calls it “an existential threat” to the American Republic. He is speaking of out-of-control agencies, unelected bureaucrats and their corporatist mates, in whose service they typically operate and with whom they closely work, in a corporatist model.

Jenrick is partly onto it: “Of course, Labour has nothing to fear from the quangos or officialdom that they wish to empower, because they are already ideologically aligned.

“They believe in racing at breakneck speed towards net-zero, accept the supposed virtues of mass immigration without question, and recoil at our decision to leave the EU.” [emphasis added]

The incoming Australian Governor-General – God help us all – is a classic case of a “floating progressive” bouncing around the place and infecting dozens of institutions seemingly on the periphery of politics but really at or near their centre.

The broad technocracy is bursting with these progressive cadres. There are tens of thousands of Sam Mostyns out there, doing their progressive duty for the revolution.

The Australian Financial Review headlined: “Albanese’s shrewd G-G choice won’t settle for cutting ribbons.”

Shrewd choice? These fawning journalists don’t know the half of it.

Of course, many journalists do know precisely how shrewd it is. They should. They are part of the cadre.

Outsourcing policy-making isn’t the only method of screwing the democratic rights of voters, of course.

DISTRACTIONS

There are many others – bread and circuses, distractions, fake crises, the use of emergency powers for non-emergencies, the use of emergency powers for ramping up State control over our lives, creating new forms of governance (National Cabinet), forgotten (and binned) mandates.

Not to mention all the policies never debated – nor even mentioned during election campaigns – but suddenly, or surreptitiously over time, introduced. Abortion, mass immigration, net-zero, a Big Australia, digital ID, online safety and so on.

But outsourcing policy is right up there.

One of the intentions of the Blair revolution, stated openly and often, was to prevent future (Tory) governments from reversing the radical changes Blair wrought. As if they needed to have worried.

The so-called “centre Right” turns out to be part of the UniParty. On board with the radical agenda, or, at least, not opposing it with intent and force.

Overall, they are useless if one is expecting resistance to the progressive march and some attempt at policy reversal when Right-of-centre Parties are in office.

Coalition politicians tend, like everyone else, to divide themselves into the four quarters of the quadrant of conformity.

UK computer scientist Paul Graham observed: “The four quadrants define four types of people. Starting in the upper Left and going counter-clockwise: aggressively conventional-minded, passively conventional-minded, passively independent-minded and aggressively independent-minded.

First, there are those who aggressively support the permanent social revolution under way and driven by the Left.

They are, in effect, already on “team progressive”. Manchurian candidates. They are just driving us towards the cliff at the speed limit. Think Matt Kean and Simon Birmingham. And three quarters of the NSW Division of the Liberals.  And Greg Hunt, the former WEF employee.  Or in Britain, just about all the David Cameron Tories. Or in the US, Mitt Romney and the egregious daughter of Dick Cheney.

Then there are the quiet conformist-progressives who are simply happy to go along and see others doing the dirty work. Leftists all, but they probably have an eye on pre-selections and remain below the radar.

The biggest source of disappointment for the conservative and populist base are members of the third quadrant, the submissive, queasy types, who, often careerists, are simply bull-dozed into supporting progressive agendas they personally detest, or with which they at least feel uncomfortable.

These people are the most disappointing of all. They know right from wrong but lack the personal courage to fight against the prevailing tide. They remained firmly silent during the COVID farce, for example.

OPPONENTS

Finally, there are the loud, courageous, freelancing opponents of the direction of travel. They occupy the fourth quadrant.

They have a feel for what the ordinary folks want. These would be Alex Antic and Gerard Rennick and Matt Canavan. (Malcolm Roberts and Ralph Babet are outsider-champions.)

In Britain, there is really only Andrew Bridgen, it seems. In the USA, Ron DeSantis, and (sometimes) Donald Trump. RFK Jr is an outsider-champion.

(Infamously, of course, Trump rolled over in March 2020 under the tutelage of malign COVID technocrats, principally Deborah Birx and Andrew Fauci. And didn’t know he was being scammed.)

As future-proofing exercises go, outsourcing policy-making to trusted progressives dotted right across the spectrum of life-affecting institutions is pretty damned good.

It is permanent, global, all-embracing, deep, broad and suffocating. Reminiscent of Orwell’s total control in 1984.

And all done on our watch, in our apparent representative democracies. The devil’s greatest trick comes to mind, as the model.PC

Paul Collits

Blairite model a socialist phenomenon…

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH: Tony Blair. (courtesy The Telegraph)

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