Saturday, 19 August 2017

Open Your Eyes And Say YES To Liberty, Democracy, Independence & Ecology

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From The Liberty Wall – Free Speech: How Do We Protect It? – Tyranny Of The Minority (Part 3)

FREEDOM LOVERS will be familiar with Mick Hume, one of Britain’s most well-know free speech advocates. He is the author of three books – There is No Such Thing as a Free Press … And We Need One More Than Ever (2012), Trigger Warning: Is the Fear of Being Offensive Killing Free Speech? (2015) and Revolting! How the Establishment are Undermining Democracy and What They’re Afraid of (2017).


This article – Tyranny Of The Minority – is based on his new book Revolting! Part one of this article looked at how – in the light of Brexit and the election of President Donald Trump – some members of the elite are wondering if ordinary voters are fit to make decisions on major issues. Part two continued with this theme as does part three. Interestingly, Hume appears to suggest that the arrogance displayed by the elite goes against them.

As we’ve previously noted, this article originally appeared in the Daily Mail in late February. However, we’ve taken the decision to reproduce it in four sections – as we feel that this is the best way to stimulate debate. Thus, if you have any comments please leave them on the Free Speech Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/groups/1607711629485795/ once you see this article appear.

It goes without saying that there are no official links between Mick Hume, the Daily Mail and Free Speech.

You can read Part 1 of Tyranny Of The Minority here:

Tyranny Of The Minority (Part 3)

Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel (left) has compared the bitter EU Remain lobby to Saudi Arabia’s ‘army of erasers.’ Mick Hume (right) is a well-know freedom lover and author of three books dealing with free speech.

Thankfully, not all clever people took this anti-democratic line.

Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel observed how: ‘As soon as the result was in, millions signed a petition to rub it out and do it again. The bien-pensants suggested the result was not binding, but advisory — an opinion they would hardly have offered had the vote gone the other way.’

Mantel compared the bitter Remain lobby to the ‘army of erasers’ she had encountered in Saudi Arabia, who dealt with things they didn’t like — pork, Israel, women’s equality — by simply removing mention of them from public life.

Interestingly, Mervyn King, the former governor of the Bank of England, observed that the disdain the Establishment showed for those worried about the EU had probably encouraged many to vote Leave — and attacked those who claimed ‘if you even contemplate voting for Brexit, you must be either ignorant, uneducated, stupid or racist.’

The emphasis of many critics of the referendum was on the ‘lies’ of the Leave campaign and how they had led gullible voters astray.

Yet research by the Electoral Reform Society leads to the opposite conclusion — that the majority declined to be swayed or bullied into submission.

They kept their eyes on the bigger issues and voted Leave because they wanted more control over their own lives, UK politics and the country’s borders.

Millions made the entirely rational calculation that these reasons were important enough to support Leave, even if the immediate economic impact was uncertain and might prove adverse. A fall in the pound could be a price worth paying for an increase in democracy and sovereignty.

Yet still their motives are impugned. One of the nastiest tricks of those who lost the referendum was to claim that those who voted for Brexit (and Trump) were racists and xenophobes. In which case their votes should be seen as morally illegitimate.

But the small-minded prejudices actually on display here were those of leading Remainers towards working-class voters.

The sad truth is that to the elite, such people are far more alien than suave Brussels bureaucrats.

Significantly, almost immediately after the referendum result, a new scare started over a reported spree of ‘hate crimes’ against immigrants in the UK. The political elite seized upon these allegations as proof that the Brexit vote had been a demonstration of British racism.

But does anybody seriously believe that 17.4 million UK voters backed Leave for racist motives?

The truth is that Britain today is a more tolerant and anti-racist society than ever before.

• For an excellent review of Trigger Warning click here: https://countercultureuk.com/2015/07/26/trigger-warning/

• To check out a review of Free Speech click here: http://nationalliberal.org/review-of-issue-1-of-free-speech

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Salford Voice Says … Shop Local!

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Devon Voice Says … Shop Local In Plymouth!

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Liberal Future: Alderney & Sark Youth Say BreXit Now!

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A YEAR has come and gone since the EU Referendum. As everyone should know by now, on 23rd June 2016, a majority of the electorate took the brave and historic decision to get Britain out of the EU. On a national turnout of 72.2%, 17,410,742 (51.9%) people voted to free Britain from the shackles of the European Union. Indeed, as the Guardian at the time – https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2016/jun/23/eu-referendum-live-results-and-analysis – noted, ‘Britain has voted by a substantial margin to leave the European Union.’

Despite this, members of the elite still don’t get it. One particular case which raised the hackles of many people involved the well-known evolutionary biologist and writer, Richard Dawkins. Here’s what he had to say: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39218108

Liberal Future are the first to concede that Dawkins raises many valid points. We feel that Cameron called the EU Referendum in an attempt to both shut up the Eurosceptic wing of the Tory party and kill off the threat of UKIP. (Ironically, the Eurosceptic wing of the Tory party walked all over Cameron and internal rumblings within UKIP seem to have killed it off. That’s politics, folks!)

Dawkins also notes that Cameron should have insisted on a 2/3 majority for the EU Referendum, held a ‘cooling off’ period and so on. Maybe he should of – but the fact is he didn’t and that the majority of the electorate opted for Brexit. We wonder if Dawkins would still be calling for a 2/3 majority and so on if the Remain camp had won the vote?

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Dawkins then gets arrogant and nasty. He infers that the Brexit vote was achieved by a simple majority of “ill informed voters.” Those who opted for a form of self-determination are “ignorant” and “misled.” Is he really saying that nearly 17.5 million voters can’t be trusted to make up their own minds and vote accordingly? Talk about stereotyping on a mass scale!
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Liberal Future is not a class or racially based organisation, but we feel that Dawkins really believes that the (white) working class – and especially the English and Welsh White working class – shouldn’t have the vote. This is especially so if they are going to vote the ‘wrong’ way! Quite apart from the fact that all classes, racial and ethnic groups voted Leave it suits some to ‘pigeon hole’ votes into fixed groups. Maybe calling folks “ill informed” and “ignorant” is his ‘polite’ way of saying that we’re all Untermensch?
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In short, Dawkins is saying that we should simply just know our place. He views ordinary working folks as mere economic units of production: we can be cast aside when not needed (or cheaper labour can be imported) or when we vote the wrong way! We should know our place – as long as we use our brawn and/or brains in the ‘correct’ way and pay our taxes, we’re ok. Our function is to keep the elite in comfort, not to think for ourselves and vote against the wishes of the establishment.
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Others have reached a similar conclusion when it comes to Dawkins and other elitists. As the author Mick Hume – http://nationalliberal.org/from-the-liberty-wall-%e2%80%93-free-speech-how-do-we-protect-it-%e2%80%93-tyranny-of-the-minority-part-2 – has previously noted: ‘In the Left-wing New Statesman magazine, Professor Richard Dawkins, the leading evolutionary biologist and renowned humanist was unable to suppress his true feelings that the large slice of humanity who voted Leave were ‘stupid, ignorant people’. He protested that ‘it is unfair to thrust on to unqualified simpletons the responsibility to take historic decisions of great complexity and sophistication’.
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Presumably such decisions would be better left to highly intellectual minds such as his own. Great atheist that he is, he appears to think the rest of us should have blind faith in people like him.’
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As the Brexit negotiations continue and the date for Britain quitting the EU grows ever closer, the blood pressure of the elite will go through the roof. They’ll probably ditch all niceties and try every trick in the book to derail democracy and stifle self- determination. You have been warned!
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• THIS ARTICLE should be read in conjunction with the following:
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Liberal Future Says BreXit Now! http://nationalliberal.org/liberal-future-says-%e2%80%a6-brexit-now
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Liberal Future: English Youth Say BreXit Now! http://nationalliberal.org/english-youth-says-brexit-now

Liberal Future: Scottish Youth Say BreXit Now! http://nationalliberal.org/scottish-youth-say-brexit-now

Liberal Future: Ulster Youth Say BreXit Now! http://nationalliberal.org/ulster-youth-say-brexit-now

Liberal Future: Welsh Youth Say BreXit Now! http://nationalliberal.org/welsh-youth-say-brexit-now

Liberal Future: Cornish Youth Say BreXit Now! http://nationalliberal.org/cornish-youth-say-brexit-now

Liberal Future: Guernsey, Manx and Jersey Youth Say BreXit Now! http://nationalliberal.org/liberal-future-guernsey-manx-and-jersey-youth-say-brexit-now
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Essex Voice Says Read Issue 1 Of Essex Voice!

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