In a move unambiguously intended to cull organic, independent opposition, the British Parliament is considering new legislation which would ban ‘online trolls’ from running for and holding public office.
The proposal would affect anyone found guilty of “threatening or abusive behaviour, either in person or online” against current or future Members of Parliament or their campaigners. It also includes provisions for cracking down on whatever the government will consider to be “fake news,” using digital “imprints” for sources of information.
This is based on a report entitled “Intimidation in Public Life,” by the Committee on Standards in Public Life, which is composed of three MPs representing each major United Kingdom political party: the Conservatives, Labour, and the Liberal Democrats. It was commissioned by Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May, whose abyssally atrocious handling of Brexit has directly led to the resurgence of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), a vaguely nationalist party which won almost 4 million votes in 2015, but saw support collapse after the success of the Brexit referendum.
Buoyed by a refined and solidified culturalist message including a recommitment to independence and opposition to Islam; new leadership; and the immense impotence of the Conservatives in delivering the Brexit that Britons voted for; UKIP also saw the recent entry of three YouTube activists – Carl Benjamin, known as Sargon of Akkad online; Mark Meechan, known as Count Dankula; and Paul Joseph Watson, an InfoWars journalist. Each have a social media presence of hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter and YouTube, and produce content often focusing on opposing totalitarian political correctness, cultural Marxism, toxic feminism, and Islamo-fascism. This coincided with another increase in membership, as each urged their fans to follow suit.
Despite unremitting lies from the media class describing the above activists as “far right” or “alt right,” they describe themselves as classical liberals, and have consistently held centrist positions.
As Benjamin himself has pointed out, this report and corresponding legislation represent a nonpartisan move by the political establishment to protect its class power from outsiders such as himself. He has been consistently slandered as a troll, and Meechan has been convicted of “gross offense” for a joke.
It makes sense that in such polarizing times, and particularly as the governing party balks on delivering its most key promises through self-inflicted paralysis, constituents might become unhappy with their elected representatives. Indeed, given issues of such lasting consequences as the UK currently faces on independence, religion, and culture, this ability of the citizens to express their fears and expectations is all the more important. MPs, however, have begun leaving Twitter in response to bipartisan negative feedback, intentionally deepening their class insulation.
Meanwhile, Twitter itself has shadowbanned UKIP leader Gerard Batten and other key figures in the movement. UKIP is increasingly becoming a threat to the rotting political establishment, particularly as it becomes a funnel for other independent political figures, such as YouTube activists, to gain a voice in the future of their nation. In retaliation, the establishment is lashing out, flanked by big tech and social media, and the news media classes.
This is totalitarian class warfare against the very people that UK politicians are meant to be serving, in defense of their own comprehensive failure to deliver on their obligations to their citizens. The fight for freedom of the people of the UK, it is turning out, is far from over.