Archive | February, 2023

Minority Report

7 Feb

I note that Harry Styles is being pilloried on social media for finishing his gracious Grammy-winning acceptance speech with the rather faux-humble : ‘This doesn’t happen to people like me and it’s so, so nice. Thank you.’ Presumably this was a reference to his humble upbringing before he became a multi-millionaire. Whatever. The anti white privilege police latched on immediately and fed their outrage into cyberspace.

It bothers me less that dickheads put this sort of silly, one-eyed unpleasantness out there, than the major news organs – international press, BBC, Sky etc – give it the oxygen of further publicity beyond that of Twatter. We, in the rightly liberal West, have been been caught by the minority bug. So keen have we been to champion all manner of good causes that we have allowed crankiness and the vehemence of those with a soapbox and a shrill voice to silence the moderate majority.

Chances are that the genuine fight for fairness, justice, equality etc will be derailed by minority sniping and outrage. Academics losing jobs (or being hounded out), the mess that Nicola Sturgeon has created for herself, JK Rowling, Yorkshire Cricket Club, the quotas for this and that, the Welsh not being allowed to sing Delilah… of course I could go on but I don’t want to sound like Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells in a letter to the Telegraph. But you get my drift. We can’t see the wood from the trees. The self serving greed and corruption at the heart of government gives licence to a moral carelessness that pervades society. The majority have hunkered down in a silent bunker. There are big things to sort out in our world but the minority are setting a false agenda.

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