[n.b. The sour-faced pillock in the background is liar Owen Jones, ‘son of Trotskyite union leader’, running joke, of whom someone said: “your critique is very telling, you simply see in this power network the people you don’t like”, refuses to stand for Parliament and evidently can’t stand someone he dislikes talking.]
They have been systematically betrayed and I see no end to it. There are so many issues which have been visited on this country by an elite of self-selecting, closed-minded people well-represented here this evening [typical BBC Question Time audiences] and largely incompetent as well, which have done enormous damage to our way of life. So for instance;
Who now has anything to say about the deindustrialization of this country and the destruction of manufacturing jobs under the Thatcher government? Who can reverse it? Who can do anything about it?
Who will say anything on this panel about the catastrophe of mass immigration which has changed this country irrevocably into somewhere completely different from what it was? They won’t talk about it. They won’t talk seriously about the immense problems of crime and disorder which affect millions of people in their homes and leave them utterly vulnerable to kinds of unpleasantness and violence and menace which they never used to have to undergo. And there is no sense whatsoever that there will be any reform of the criminal justice system or any attempt to put it right again.
These are just some of the subjects which this elite constantly constantly refuse to discuss. Why? Because they themselves have an ideology, they themselves have an ideology of metropolitan bourgeoisie bohemians, they despise most people outside of the –
Notice where he was going when the interruption occured? Whom do they despise? Common, working class white people.
[Professional prick Owen Jones interrupts “are you a man of the people”?] At least he is a man, Owen (who btw, has a tumblr, like a 13yo girl.)
I’m no more a man of the people than you are Mr Jones.
These are the things they will not do anything about, they will not talk about because they themselves benefit. [like book sales?] They themselves benefit from many of things which do immense damage, they’ve benefited from globalization, they’ve benefited from mass immigration –
Owen Jones interrupts AGAIN like a rabid bitch who cannot help himself and wait his turn: You talk about mass immigration, let’s talk about immigrants coming over here propping up our NHS treating us when we’re ill [inadvertently proving Hitchens’ point by interrupting and changing the subject].
They’re not affected, their children don’t go to bog-standard comprehensive schools, they’re not affected by it, they’re not affected by crime, yes I do know (….unclear speech) because I know what they do. All the time. They will not discuss these things, they will not do anything about them, they ignore what you say.
And do you think that at General Election time you can do something about it? No.
The people who stand before you at General Election time for the political parties are people who have been pre-selected, you have no control. If I stood for Parliament, or if he stood, from our positions which are quite popular, the party machines would erase us.
The immense amounts of money they’re capable of spending, the enormous access they have to the broadcasting organisations, which we don’t have, most of the time, would make it impossible [they try to interrupt yet again] for anyone outside the (main parties) to come in.
Host: The question was what would you say to people who feel like you clearly do …. what would you say to them about how to change things?
My advice to anyone young enough to do so is to emigrate before it’s too late.
And some bitch on the panel heckles “Oh for God’s sake.” Logical rebuttal there.
I’ve done my research and everywhere else is worse. Long term. Culturally doomed. Batton down the hatches.