So, the UK election has been and gone, and social media is currently in meltdown over how awful the Conservative landslide is, and how horrible it’s going to be. There’s also mention of how it just shows that the people of the UK are truly horrible, because they didn’t vote in favour of the left-leaning Labour party.
This is the same social media that would tell you that you are terrible for engaging alternative opinions. That to simply not accept the ideas of your social betters is akin to Nazism.
Yeah. You keep saying that. Keep saying that and stay in the electoral wilderness.
The truth is that we live in a country with vastly different people. We may not share the same ideas, but we may want the same things. The only place where we may vary is in what the solution is. But to simply dismiss others and label them with the worst names a human can wear, simply because you disagree on solutions, is the kind of thinking that leads to genuine fascism.
And I’m not talking about the kind of fascism that is spruiked on social media, in where politicians make decisions that irritate. No, I’m talking about the full-blown fascism where ideas are suppressed, and the Government intimidates dissenters with threat of incarceration or death. Think I’m being hyperbolic? Look at how there’s a growing push for “hate speech” laws.
Hate speech? Defined by whom? By the Government? If you’re comfortable with giving Government power to control speech, then you are paving the road to fascism right there.
If you cannot tolerate alternative opinions and solution proposals, and cannot engage in debate, decided to simply sneer and denigrate those who disagree, then you are part of the problem and need to stay out of debate. Fuck off. Go away. You aren’t needed in the political sphere. Say “ok boomer” as your contribution and fuck off. The adults are talking.
And it’s not just me saying this, either. The UK election is pretty much the embodiment of what I’m saying. It’s a giant Fuck Off to those who would consider themselves enlightened and who know more than you. When they don’t know more – they just have media talking heads and celebrities echoing their views. But the electorate, in this election, have flat out rejected them.
The propaganda doesn’t work anymore. Celebrities can stay out of politics and focus on what they do best – entertain. Media can report the facts impartially. The people will decide on matters after having robust debate and coming to compromise.
If you cannot fathom that idea, then you reveal yourself as the intellectual minnow you truly are.