Why I’m voting Conservative in the snap election

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Yesterday, from out of nowhere, Prime Minister Theresa May decided to call a snap general election, which was passed in the House of Commons today, meaning of course that we’ll have yet another round of voting for us beleaguered Brits in about seven weeks time. To be honest, I had a slight suspicion that there might be an early election, but I was taken aback by how soon and sudden this came up. Before that, I decided that if a snap election were to occur, I would vote for the Conservatives, and now that there is a snap election, you probably know where this is going.

Some of you may find this odd. Why would I willingly cast my vote for the party that I spent the past few years excoriating with ceaseless zeal? Well for starters I am not the leftist teenager that I used to be, and I wish I had actually done more research back then too. Second, let’s consider the reality of the political situation in Britain today. Brexit is definitely happening now despite all the establishment’s attempts to stop it, and right now, Theresa May, whatever you may think of her policies, is the only politician with the ability and the will to make it happen.

UKIP is probably closer to my more libertarian positions, but they’re completely useless. Think about it for a moment. The one thing UKIP was founded for, Britain leaving the EU, is already being accomplished under the current government. As long as this is the case, UKIP has no purpose in the political arena, other than potentially stealing Labour seats from the north. In a normal election I suppose I would endorse the UK Libertarian Party, but I don’t think they will have much of an impact in a sudden snap election. Plus, I don’t know anyone running as an MP for the Libertarian Party who I can vote for.

While we’re here, let’s talk about the other parties. I hope nobody tries to convince me to vote for the Liberal Democrats, because they will quickly find it impossible to convince me to vote for the pack of snivelling sell-outs that the Lib Dems. Under Tim Farron, they’ve become a party for social justice warriors, as if the Green Party wasn’t already. I honestly think the Lib Dems want to fail. Their leader is a useless wimp, and they don’t seem to know how to appeal to ordinary voters. And then there’s Labour, the sad socialist club whose leader was practically salivating over the prospect of a snap election, one in which he will undoubtedly be crushed because he is less popular than most British politicians. At this point, they’d do better if they kept Ed Miliband as leader. Even worse are Corbyn’s deluded fans, those larping revolutionaries who will finally get the chance to campaign for their dear leader, lose, then protest the outcome and start a petition to kick the Tories out.

I should reiterate that I don’t actually agree with most of the Tories’ policies. In fact, if I was a Tory, I’d probably be a very crappy Tory. My policies, which would be considered centre-right in America, would probably be considered too far-right for the Conservatives, which I mostly consider to be conservative in name only. The main reason I am voting Conservative in this election is because I know exactly why Theresa May called this election. It’s a move to strengthen her majority, and giver her government democratic legitimacy, all while thinning out the Labour opposition while it’s already weak. In short, I think she wants to attain a larger majority, which will be easier for her to work with while she’s negotiating the Brexit terms with Brussels.

I know full well that the snap election is a political power move on Theresa May’s part, but I am not voting for the Tories on ideological lines. You may remember that I wrote in favour of leaving the EU. Now that we are leaving the EU, this country needs a capable leader who will deliver on the will of the people, and at the moment the only one who can rise to the challenge is Theresa May. I dislike much of her policies, but I think leaving the European Union takes precedent over everything else at the moment, and I want a government that will deliver on its promise. If Theresa May wants her democratic mandate then as far as I’m concerned she can have it. After all, she has thus far demonstrated that she is more than capable of delivering Brexit, while Labour, the Lib Dems and the Green Party have openly opposed it, and UKIP will do nothing to help, having served its purpose.

I leave you with some predictions for the election in June:

  1. The Tories will win in a landslide victory, increasing their majority by at least 40 seats.
  2. Labour will lose at least 30 seats, and Jeremy Corbyn will either resign or be challenged in a new leadership contest some time in the autumn.
  3. The Lib Dems won’t gain or lose many seats, UKIP will probably steal seats from Labour if they gain any at all.

I doubt that it will be a very exciting campaign however, given how exhausted the general public is when it comes to national politics. One thing I can guarantee is that, after the Tories win again, the left-wing media and the progressive busy-bodies will throw a hissy fit yet again, but this time nobody will care.

However you vote in June’s election, I hope that people won’t pick each other apart over they plan to vote, or are at least less enthused about it than they were in last year’s bitterly divisive referendum campaign.

Why we shouldn’t ask for a 2nd referendum

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Oh, will you grow up?!

Following yesterday’s declaration that Britain will leave the EU, a petition calling for a second referendum gained a surge of signatures, and was apparently so popular it caused the government petition site to crash. The question I’m asking is this – Why? To me, it means that there’s a contingent of Remain voters who are apparently so agitated and immature that they won’t just move on with their lives. These are the same people who claim that the older generation robbed them of their future just because they didn’t vote the same way.

As of this writing, the government has debated or responded to the petition yet, and I don’t think they will give them what they want. There were petitions to stop changes to tuition fees and student loans earlier this year, and it didn’t accomplish anything. Of course, that petition may as well be emblematic of the reaction of the vast majority of Remain voters. Don’t get me wrong, I seen dignity from some Remain supporters online, but the majority of them apparently couldn’t handle the prospect of being on the losing side of a democratic election. I know you guys lost, but subverting the outcome of a democratic election is just unacceptable.

The reaction from the Remain side has been very lacking in grace. They’ve effectively turned to denouncing the majority of voters as racist xenophobes, accusing them of “destroying our country’s future”, and when they aren’t doing that, they’re blaming old people, denigrating them simply because they were the most likely to vote Leave. The people doing this (mostly millennials by the way) have no respect for their elders, even though they gave enough of a damn about future generations that they fought in World War II so that people like the millennials could even have the right not to be ruled by an unaccountable superstate. My great-grandfather fought so that I could live in a free society, where I could express myself as I am doing now, and yet these people honestly think they have the gall to say that it’s “our time now”.

If that’s not enough, you have another petition calling for London to be an independent state that is a member of the EU. Apparently most of London voted for Remain, and the majority disagreed with them, so now they’re throwing a little temper tantrum and want to divorce from the rest of the nation, never mind that they are mentally divorced from reality. It’s rather unsurprising. In fact, if you look at the heat map for the 2nd referendum petition, the highest concentration of signatures came from London.

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It’s all totally immature, and it’s so very annoying. If Remain won, we wouldn’t have this temper tantrum, and I would certainly have taken it better than most of the Remain voters handled the results yesterday. If that’s not enough, you apparently have people taking to social media saying that old people shouldn’t be allowed to vote. To me, the fallout of the Brexit vote has exposed the narcissism of the Remain side, and it’s also revealed the chasm between the younger generation and the older generation. If I were old right now, I would be even more pissed off at the young people, especially if it were grandchildren dismissing me as an uneducated, racist xenophobe.

These people aren’t fighting for a better future. They aren’t fighting for their voice to be heard. They’re throwing a hissy fit because the referendum didn’t go the way they wanted to. They have had their voice heard, but more people voted the other way. That is simply how democracy works, but because they didn’t get their way, they now have nothing but contempt for democracy. Imagine if you didn’t get the toy you wanted for Christmas one year. If you didn’t nag your parents to have Christmas again until you got what you wanted, why would you want another referendum just because you didn’t get the result you wanted? It would be just as childish to demand either.

The people calling for a second referendum clearly weren’t taught that life doesn’t always turn out the way you’d like it to, and to those people I would like to say this – Grow up and get over it. Life doesn’t work out the way you’d like it too. I highly doubt that there will be a second referendum, since David Cameron is effectively resigning, and if Boris Johnson becomes the next PM (which is understandably likely), then you’re definitely not having a second referendum because Boris wants to the leave the EU as soon as possible.

In conclusion, the idea of a 2nd referendum is a disgraceful affront to democracy, and the fact that it has now reached in excess of a million signatures is just another sad indication of how the Remain camp is out of touch with reality. Regardless of how we voted, what we should be doing is getting on with our lives. The markets are going to recover, we’re still going to trade with the EU, and the rest of the world. Yes, the outcome is uncertain, but that’s the beauty of it. We never said it would be easy, but to paraphrase John F. Kennedy, we do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard. If I end up getting complaints from Remain voters about how I’m supposedly “racist” and “uneducated” and how I “don’t know what I’m talking about”, then that’s only going to prove my point.

Rant over.

UPDATE: It has come to my attention that most of the signatures on this petition aren’t acutally from Britain. In fact, as of now, only 363,133 signatures come from Britain, and the rest all come from various foreign countries. If you look at the petition data, you can see for yourself. In other words, the petition is total bullshit, and doesn’t really come close to representing the national interest.

A victory for Britain

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This morning was very tremendous day indeed. It was declared that my country voted to leave the European Union, with a close 51.9% of people voting Leave, against 48.1% who voted Remain. I was honestly shocked and surprised, mainly because of all the cheap tactics the Remain side were using to swing the vote their way. They even had my generation fooled into thinking Brexit would destroy us. It honestly looked as if we were doomed to remain in the EU, but what the Remain camp didn’t count on is the amount of working class people who are tired constantly being lied to, and they’ve made their voice heard.

As a Leave voter, I’m very excited to hear that the people have decided to ignore the scaremongering of the Remain camp. Today has been a victory not just over the EU, but also a victory over the kind of pessimism that has dominated our culture in recent times. I’m very happy to see that the people have decided that they want a better future, and if that wasn’t good enough, it appears that David Cameron himself has conceded defeat, having announced that he will resign in October, resulting in a new Tory leader (and Prime Minister) being elected around the time of the Conservative Party Conference. I have to say that David Cameron has demonstrated a surprising level of maturity and grace in resigning his post. He took the results better than I expected, and even though he lied straight to our faces and fought hard against us Brexiters, at least he didn’t throw a public tantrum. While I hated David Cameron, I have to thank him for at least giving us the vote, and for maintaining handling his defeat with at least a shred of dignity.

As David Cameron resigned, there’s been talk that Boris Johnson may take his place. If he does I’ll be behind him. He performed so well in the Brexit campaign and did such a job at making the case for hope triumphing over fear that I think he would make a fine leader, and I’d vote for him. Nigel Farage, of course, celebrated the result. This is exactly what UKIP set out to achieve in their manifesto, and now Farage has what he wants. I guess that means UKIP won’t mean much to a lot of people anymore, unless immigration is still a big problem for a lot of people, but I think the main thing I take from this is that the establishment has taken quite a hefty blow.

Indeed, Brexit is the biggest sign of a populist revolution spreading across the West. The people are demanding that they be heard, and they’re tired of the political class sneering at them for actually being concerned about the welfare of their country, and there’s even talk of Brexit signalling the victory of Donald Trump. Speaking of Trump, I think that after Brexit, a Trump victory is very likely, considering that his followers are concerned about much of the same things as the Leave camp were, and Trump knows how to tap into the dissatisfaction of the working class, which the Democrats have totally isolated themselves from. The Brexit victory signals a big shake up of the establishment, and the establishment media outlets don’t like it one bit. The Guardian is already feeling the sting of having their self-righteous superiority complex spurned by the working class that they have failed to represent.

For me, today’s result has exposed the immaturity of the Remain camp’s biggest backers, including those in the media. While ordinary Remain voters might have taken the result better, celebrities like Lily Allen took to calling half the population racist. It’s because of that kind of attitude that Leave won. I’ve been hearing a lot of nonsense from people who voted Remain (particularly from the “University Applicants 2016” Facebook group, which might as well be a microcosmic House of Commons), saying that the Leave voters have destroyed the future of this country. I believe that it is THEY how would destroy the future of the country by continuing to allow the EU to destroy democracy. They honestly don’t appear to know what is going on here. By voting Brexit, we have chosen to reject the overbearing globalist elite. By freeing ourselves from the shackles of Brussels, we can make our own choices and mistakes regarding the country’s future. I’m tired of seeing young people complaining about democracy just because the vote didn’t go their way, especially when the argument comes down to belittling your elders as “racists”, and especially when you consider that only 36% of 18-24-year-olds who were registered to vote actually bothered to vote at all. They have no right to complain about how they were robbed of their democratic voice. They had it, but they barely used it, and it’s a telling fact the older you were, the more likely you were to even show up at the polling station. If anything, the old people saved this country.

To all the young people who voted Remain, I know you might be disappointed, but in a way, I think you should be happy. If you hate David Cameron and wanted him gone, you’ve got what you wanted. Cameron’s going to be out of a job in not too long. If you hate Nigel Farage, at least be happy that you might not have to put up with him that much, considering that UKIP have had their wish granted. If you’re worried about the economy, market uncertainty is inevitable. Markets tend to be nervous at the prospect of change, and that’s simply how they work. Even if we do have a recession, recessions don’t last forever, and I think we would be economically worse off if we voted Remain.

Though the Remain camp may protest, Brexit is definitely happening, and I think we will all be better off because of it. Whatever the outcome, the EU referendum has been perhaps the most brutal political campaign I have witnessed, and yet it has reaffirmed the value of democracy in the face of the global elite who seek to destroy it. It’s been a very bitter year so far, but now that we’ve won a better future for this country, I hope that now we can hold our heads up high and move on. As for the rest of Europe, I feel that thanks to us, more and more European countries will want to leave the dying EU (I would definitely support Italy exiting the EU), and with any hope, we may yet see the fall of the tyrannical superstate that is the European Union.

Why John Oliver is a liar

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If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you may remember that I already wrote a post about John Oliver last week, wherein I attempted to make the argument that John Oliver shouldn’t be trusted as a reliable authority on politics, given his status as a comedian, which requires him to poke fun at the issues. I knew that John Oliver was a progressive, and since he came from The Daily Show, that’s no surprise, but I was able to tolerate him, until his recent segment finally gave us critics what we were waiting for – a crack in his pretentious façade.

Like Barrack Obama before him, John Oliver decided on Sunday night to use his mighty platform to weigh in on Brexit, taking the side of the European Union. Once I found that out, I already knew that I wouldn’t enjoy this one bit, and you could accurately attribute this to my enormous pro-Leave stance, but at least I came to my stance by carefully looking at both sides, and finding Brexit to be the logical answer. John Oliver, meanwhile, took to virtue signalling (a favourite tactic of his) and slandering anyone who dares speak out about immigration, all while missing the point of the Brexit debate.

Oliver started by referencing a New York Times article which claims that the UK only pays £190 million a week to be in the EU (which Oliver claims is a reasonable cost). In reality, neither Vote Leave nor John Oliver are exactly right. According to FullFact and Civitas, we actually pay just shy of £250 million a week, which would amount to £13 billion a year, and we get back a net investment of £4.5 billion a year. Even if the weekly spending figure is less than what Boris Johnson has claimed, it would certainly be better to invest that money back into our underfunded public services. If we didn’t have to pay as much money to the EU, then we wouldn’t even need David Cameron’s half-cocked austerity measures. Of course, John Oliver doesn’t care about that. He only seems to care about Boris Johnson’s resemblance to Bamm Bamm from The Flintstones (how very ad hominem).

He then tried to debunk the amount of regulations the EU enforces, and he’s apparently in disbelief that the EU has this many regulations, and later described worries over regulation as “a red herring”. What he doesn’t know is that the EU’s vast sea of pointless regulations have turned the EU into a protectionist trading bloc, nor does he mention the Common Fisheries Policy (which was mentioned in Brexit: The Movie, which he cited), which effectively destroyed the British fishing industry. He also refuses to mention how large corporations favour those regulations because they can afford to comply with them, while smaller businesses are often strangled by EU regulations. In other words, most big businesses and financial firms back Remain because EU regulations protect them from failure by eliminating the competition. Of course, John Oliver won’t tell you that because he’s a progressive, and thus he’s in favour of the globalist EU.

Starved for an adequate Remain arugment, Oliver then tries to proclaim that “Obama knows best”. He appears to be of the persuasion that what the global elites favour is ultimately best for Britain, but he leaves out the opinions of experts who believe that Brexit may not mean a British recession. Of course, rather than give air to dissenting experts, he has chosen to instead decontextualise Michael Gove’s argument in order to make him sound like an idiot. His point wasn’t about dismissing the experts, it was about ordinary British people tired of being told what to think, and what he and fellow campaigner Gisela Stewart were trying emphasise is that in this debate, the voice of the voter matters more, which I thought was a fine argument. However, John Oliver has chosen to address it with mindless ad hominem slurs, which is exactly what he used when talking about Leave’s biggest supporter – the UK Independence Party.

For my international readers, the UK Independence Party (colloquially abbreviated as UKIP) is a political party in the UK that advocates for the UK’s independence from the European Union, and for tighter controls on immigration. Its leader, Nigel Farage, is depicted as a racist by the mainstream media in our country, and John Oliver is no better in that regard. In trying to explain his point about UKIP by focusing on party members who have been caught saying racist comments, as if that’s all that matters. Of course he would, he’s part of the progressive witch hunt. I really don’t care about race, and that’s why I really don’t care about other people making racist comments, so if John Oliver thinks he can convince me to side with the EU because their enemy is somehow racist, then he has obviously failed. The fact that Farage is willing to stand by his party’s “bad actors” (so to speak) doesn’t prove he’s a racist. It shows that he cares about his own party members, apparently more than Labour does. In fact, I’ve watched Brexit: The Movie, and I haven’t heard Farage make one racist slur, or make a single political argument based on race. Apparently that’s now the domain of the “tolerant” leftists. I find that Farage knows far more about the EU than most of the people campaigning for Remain, and I bet John Oliver knows this, which is why he finds himself unable to present a logical counterargument, and in the absence of an argument, he resorts to calling UKIP voters bigots. I’m not a UKIP supporter, and even I find that disgusting.

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It would seem that Churchill, Farage and now I have come to the same conclusion about the left wing.

He then moves on to highlight how “toxic” the debate has become, and what he means by that is that the debate is toxic for the Remain camp, who have lost every reasonable argument. In an attempt to prove his point, he cites the murder of Jo Cox, who was stabbed and shot by Thomas Mair, a man who was suffering mental health issues, and sought an appointment on the night before the murder. What he won’t tell you is that pro-Remain news outlets immediately sought to capitalise on Jo Cox’s death before she had even died. The debate become toxic because of the dirty tricks of Remain, and when they say the debate had become toxic, that’s the Remain camp trying to silence the debate so that the referendum may turn out in their favour. The fact that John Oliver is siding with those con artists is unspeakable. What does John have to lose when we leave?

He also makes the false assertion that the UK would have to obey EU rules to get a good trade deal. He ignores the fact that Norway is not a member of the EU, and still trades with the EU without having to obey their rules. Switzerland is also wealthier and far more prosperous than any EU state, and it’s not an EU member. Of course, because John Oliver watched Brexit: The Movie, I would have thought that he’d know that. Given the amount of evidence available to him, I’m surprised he isn’t advocating for Brexit. Even if we can’t trade with EU states, we can still trade with more prosperous nations like Japan and America without any trouble.

He honestly believes that our country is about to do something insane. If anything, I think wanting to remain a member of a protectionist trading bloc that wishes to erase democracy is even more insane than wanting to leave it. If he wanted to make an objective case, why didn’t he mention the possibility of an EU army? Why didn’t he mention Greece being forced to accept unpopular austerity measures, or the time when Italy’s prime minister was replaced by an unelected technocrat, or the time when Ireland rejected the Lisbon Treaty and was forced to vote again? Why didn’t he mention the fact that the EU plans to work with Facebook and Twitter to censor speech that it finds objectionable? While we’re at it, how can he dismiss people’s concerns about immigration, when there is indisputable evidence to show that the EU’s reckless open border policy has led to terrorist incidents in Paris and Brussels?

Finally, John Oliver seems to think that it’s all about venting our desire to “tell Europe to go fuck itself”. We’re mad because the European Union is making it impossible to run the country as we the people see fit. We’re mad because the European Union is potentially making us vulnerable to terrorist infiltration thanks to its open border policy. We’re mad because our government is being controlled by a group of unelected and unaccountable wealthy elites. This is why the far right is gaining popularity in Europe, and unless we vote Leave, that tension is only going to get worse over time, and I fear it could lead to nationalist violence and revolutions across Europe.

Normally John Oliver is at least somewhat capable of making a reasoned argument wrapped in delicious comedy, but with his recent Brexit section, I don’t feel that way. I feel like I spent 15 minutes of my life watching an idiotic propaganda piece catering to privileged, middle class Americans who shouldn’t have any reason to care about our affairs. Honestly, this is why I would seriously consider siding with UKIP if Britain votes Remain, because they seem to be the only party with any shred of concern for the common man. What’s worse is that John Oliver might actually influence (primarily young) people in this country to sell out their own future.

I ask my British viewers, don’t believe John Oliver. He is incapable of grasping the true importance of Brexit, and that’s certainly the case if he has to resort to virtue signalling and ad hominem slurs in order to persuade you. He’s a liar and a charlatan, as all progressives are. I may sound a bit biased, but unlike John Oliver, I’m totally willing to be honest about that. Unlike that stuffy pretentious moron, I’ve got nothing at stake except the right to hold the leaders of the country accountable, and we can only secure that right, and the future of this country, by voting Leave on June 23rd. If you can’t stand liars like John Oliver, then Brexit is the sensible option. It’s our last chance to show those unelected technocrats that we aren’t willing to surrender our freedom, nor our dignity.

Why Michael Moore is full of shit

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I remember when I used to like Michael Moore, back when I was a dumb left-wing teenager who didn’t know anything about politics, but somehow felt that I was right. By now I’ve matured considerably, and I now know much more about politics than I used to, and I’ve come to realise that Michael Moore is essentially a left-wing bullshit artist, preaching socialism from his mansion in California. Furthermore, I have come to generally hate progressive ideology in general, thanks to all the social justice warriors and left-wing propagandists in major online outlets. So when I hear that Michael Moore has basically compared Brexits voters to Donald Trump, and referring to Britain as “a toxic place”, not only did that frustrate me to no end, but it also showed just how out of touch he is with ordinary people.

In a recent interview with professional Marxist Owen Jones for The Guardian, Michael Moore shows his ignorance by comparing Brexit to the idea of Britain “being in the Premier League” and “wanting to stay in the minors”. What the hell is he talking about? I’ve already written a lengthy disquition on what Brexit is about. If Michael Moore or anyone else wants to know about Brexit, I strongly suggest reading it. Anyway, he tries to argue that we in Britain are copying the rhetoric of Donald Trump, under the delusion that we’re only concerned with immigration. Immigration is a big issue with a number of Brexit voters, but we aren’t all racists slobs. Conversely, not all Donald Trump supporters are racists, but Michael Moore and Owen Jones are so out of touch with reality that they think it’s all “make Britain great again”, as if the sole tactic of the leftists in the Remain camp is to infantilise the opposition. The idea that we’re trying to mimic Trump is not only wrong, but it shows a flagrant lack of understanding on the part of socialists.

Moore is such a pessimist when it comes to the prospect of any Republican becoming president of the US that he believes the worst case scenario, especially when it comes to Trump. I know that Trump isn’t exactly the best candidate, but I highly doubt that he’s a fascist. If anything, I don’t think Michael Moore has looked into Trump that much. He then goes on to claim that fascism is the combination of state power, the power of markets and capital, racism and fear of the outsider. If he knew anything about fascism, he would know that capitalism cannot survive under fascism. Let’s not forget that, historically, fascist states such as Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy instituted planned economies, a key trait of communism and socialism (which Michael Moore seems to love so much).

Moore also claims that Trump has a “fear of women”, and that it will bring him down. I’ve kept up with the news on Trump, and can’t find any evidence of him being a misogynist. Also, Trump has been accused of much worse, and that hasn’t stopped his campaign at all. In fact, Trump’s campaign has been grown to the point where he is the Republican nominee whether socialists like Moore like it or not. Having “pissed off the majority gender” (another claim Moore can’t prove) doesn’t change anything. Owen and Moore later claim that Trump’s candidacy is a “last hoorah” for Reaganomics, as if we still live in a world government by Reaganomics. What Moore won’t tell you is that Reaganomics is characterised by a reduction of taxes and unrestricted free market activity. He also won’t mention that the Bush and Obama administrations saw an expansion of government control, and an increase in corporate collusion with the state. We don’t live in the era of Reaganomics, but rather an era of corporatism.

Michael Moore honestly feels that the working class is suspicious of liberals (translation: left-wing progressive), and at least he’s telling the truth in this one instance. He’s right in saying that the left has failed the working class, but it’s not just that. By Moore’s own admission, Obama was an ineffectual disappointment, but the main reason that Americans are turning on the progressive left is because the left doesn’t trust ordinary people to vote for them. In fact, many establishment leftists treat ordinary working class Americans like uneducated slobs in need of their political enlightenment, all while the leftists have become so out of touch with reality that they’re primary focus is trying to change society to fit their warped view of reality. Above all else, that’s why so many Americans hate leftists now, and the social justice warriors only make it worse. Then again, Moore is the same man who comforts himself with the idea that Donald Trump “sounds like the last dying dinosaur”.

Changing the topic to Bernie Sanders, Michael Moore then goes on to assert that the phenomenon that was Sanders’ campaign happened because the younger generation of voters haven’t been fed the Cold War narrative that “socialism is evil”. Never mind the fact that Bernie Sanders is now a failed presidential candidate. There is zero chance of Bernie Sanders getting nominated, and yet Moore still holds out hope for the deranged socialist, going so far to claim that he’s “pushed Hillary to the left” (giving no explanation as to how). Even if Moore isn’t advocating for Bernie Sanders, he still buys into the typical regressive left argument that a woman or a person of colour should run the show, without giving any reason why, and ignoring the fact that America already has a black president and women in Congress, as well as female CEO’s in some of America’s biggest companies. That in itself makes Michael Moore sound like a wailing dinosaur trapped in a retrograde ideology that calls for the obfuscation of facts. Oh, and if Mr. Moore is reading this, a generation of college students who flirt with socialism without knowing a thing about it doesn’t make a sufficient revolution. What it does make is a new wave of special snowflakes who seek to overthrow the “white supremacist capitalist patriarchy” from within their cozy little safe spaces where their misinformed ideas can’t be challenged.

Finally, Moore and Owen go on to pontificate about (and presumably intellectually masturbate to) Owen Jones’ idol Jeremy Corbyn, the hypocrite who complains about the EU demolishing worker’s rights while campaigning for Vote Remain. Moore honestly believes Corbyn’s leadership to be an atonement for the sins of the Labour Party under Tony Blair. In reality, Jeremy Corbyn has been trying and failing to lead a hopelessly divided party that regularly undermines him on several issues. In fact, it is speculated that after the EU referendum, Corbyn’s leadership could be challenged, so we may no longer have a socialist running the Labour Party. He also holds Tony Blair more responsible for the Iraq War, a war started by George W. Bush. He goes on to claim that the war happened because Bush had the cover of “liberals” like Tony Blair (even though Blairite policies, which call for expanding government powers and greater European integration, are anything but liberal). At that point, I was pretty much done with this nonsense. The stupidity level on this interview was simply mind-boggling.

If you thought Michael Moore was full of shit before, that’s nothing compared to the level of self-righteous sewage that he spews today. Then again, what more can I expect from a typical Hollywood leftist who’s so full of himself that it’s actually fitting that he agreed to be interviewed by a man who is equally self-righteous and full of himself. In a way, Michael Moore has succeeded in representing what progressives have become, and why we call them the regressive left, because people like Michael Moore are so trapped in their delusions that it’s all they know, and that’s precisely the reason why conservatives like Milo Yiannopoulos and Steven Crowder are becoming more popular than ever, while Michael Moore continues to become little more than a relic of the Bush administration.

A rational argument for Brexit

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As I’m sure everyone in Britain is aware, this month will see the most important vote you will cast in your lifetime. We’ll be deciding whether or not we should stay in the European Union or leave, and as you can expect, the government and the mainstream media are so scared of the prospect of leaving that they will do literally anything to make sure the referendum ends with the “Remain” vote prevailing. This has led to many scaremongers campaigns aimed at coaxing idealistic young people into voting “Remain”. Indeed, I worry that all the misinformation might have been somewhat successful, as many will say we should remain in the EU to “protect jobs”. If the Europhiles think we benefit from our relationship with the EU, they have no idea how bad the EU is for Britain.

The mainstream media and the government seem so interested in the UK remaining in the EU that they’re trying as hard as they can to convince voters that Brexit is a bad idea. The government is trying its best to tell you how to vote, and they’re doing this because they’re scared of the people voting for any real change. They’re doing this by sending junk mail telling you that the government wants you to vote Remain, and against your self-interest, and they’re also trying to appeal to the young people with the patronising “Votin” ad campaign. If you look at the facts, the case for Remain begins to look incredibly shaky. In this article, I aim to lay out a clear, rational argument for leaving the EU, which shouldn’t be too hard given the amount of time I’ve spent researching the subject.

I’ll start by clearing up what the European Union is and how we got the point where we need a referendum, because I don’t think the Remain camp knows that much. The European Union is an economical and political union that arose out of a desire to prevent the kind atrocity and chaos seen in World War II from happening in Europe ever again. Initially composed of six founding countries in the form of the European Economic Commission, it eventually grew into the gigantic mess we see today. During the 1970’s, members of the European Union apparently enjoyed economic prosperity (with Germany having the led the charge during the 1950’s) while Britain continued to stagnate. The British government, possibly attracted by the prosperity of the other countries, opted to join the European Economic Commission in 1973, with a public referendum held two years later. In the 1975 referendum, most of the public voted in favour of remaining in the EEC, but from then on things started to go out control.

The European Union in its current form was codified by the 1992 Maastricht Treaty, and then-Prime Minister John Major corralled us into that arrangement without the consent of the public. As the European Union expanded, it became the colourless beast that you see before you. It is now a Byzantine entity that is capable of overriding the will of its member states, and coercing them into ignoring the will of the people. The most memorable example of this occurred last year in Greece, when despite the public’s demands to reverse austerity, the Syriza-run government, under the thumb of EU pressure, introduced a harsher wave austerity measures to try and fix an economic crisis the country had gotten itself into years ago.

Now I’d like to get into some of the common arguments proposed by Remain, and why they’re essentially nonsense. We know for sure that the mainstream media spins lies all the time because it has an agenda, and will stop at nothing to make sure that it achieves its goals. Hence, David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn and the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign will repeat these common arguments until they’re implanted in your skulls, but that doesn’t make them true, and let’s take a good look at why.

The most common argument from the Remain camp seems to be that remaining in the EU “preserves jobs”. In fact, that’s the first thing I’ve heard people say when they try to rationalize voting Remain, and they never explain how the EU is supposed to preserve jobs, and if they can’t explain their argument, you know it’s false. The idea comes from the number of people whose jobs are linked to exports to European customers. Those jobs would still be safe because the Lisbon Treaty actually requires the European Union makes a trade agreement with a country that leaves the union. In other words, our jobs are completely safe.

This also debunks the myth that leaving the EU would damage our ability to trade with EU states, or even with other countries. Most baffling of all is President Obama’s claim that a post-Brexit UK would be the last in the queue for trade negotiations. What the Remain camp won’t mention is that Norway, despite not being a member of the EU, has access to the single market, and as part of the European Economic Area, enjoys close relationships with the EU, but is not subject to the overbearing whims of the EU.

Another argument, this one touted by the Stronger in Europe campaign, is that for every £1 we invest in the EU, we get £10 back. Once you look at the figures, you’ll find that that’s complete nonsense. We contribute £13 billion a year to the EU budget, and the EU gives us £4.5 billion back. That’s like investing £1 and getting 35p back. Imagine what we could do if we didn’t have to pay anything to the EU. We could take the £13 billion and spend it on the NHS, on schools/universities, and on the arts.

A popular argument is that Brexit will cost households £4,300, and that’s if people aren’t saying that Brexit will cause a house price collapse. As it turns out, research from the Capital Economics research consultancy firm suggests that Brexit would have little effect on the housing market whatsoever. Even if short term uncertainty leads to a drop in transactions, the prospect of Brexit triggering a housing market collapse is very slim.

Another myth is that the EU has a positive impact on the British economy, but that’s complete nonsense. As I previously mentioned, membership costs billions of pounds that we could have used to revitalize the economy when the recession hit us. The EU’s Common Fishing Policy has overseen the asphyxiation of Britain’s fishing industry, the decline in our nation’s fish stocks, and the destruction of our fishing communities. When Britain joined the single market, our fishing rights where divided up and handed to other member states, and we were powerless to stop them. On top of that, British fishermen are paid by the EU to destroy their boats.

The EU has practically turned Europe into the sickly region of the world that it is today, and as long as we’re in the EU, we will continue to be infected with it’s disease, and yet the Remain camp claim that we will be worse off if we leave the the EU. Norway, Iceland and Switzerland are not members of the EU, and they’re doing just fine. In fact, Switzerland, the richest country in the world, has a generally higher standard of living and vastly lower unemployment, while still doing trade with EU member states without having to apply any of the EU’s countless regulations. Switzerland is the very antithesis of the EU – prosperous, bright and democratic. The EU, meanwhile, has a number of tariffs and regulations designed to stifle economic competition, which stifles economic growth. Large corporations benefit from EU regulations not only because they can afford to comply, but also because the EU’s protectionist rules allow them to strangle their competition out of business.

Those on the Remain camp claim that the EU is helping to maintain peace across Europe, and that perhaps is the most foul and despicable lie from the Remain camp. If the EU were keeping the peace, then why is there a rise in civil unrest in European countries? In Europe, far-right populists are enjoying a surge of popularity because the people are getting desperate. They’re tired of living under a supranational dictatorship that undermines the will of the people, let alone one that has presided over years of toxic economic stagnation. Also, if the EU were committed to peace, why is there talk of a European Army? Yes, the EU is actually planning for an army, which was enshrined into the project via the Maastricht and Lisbon treaties, which the EU were so keen on us approving of.

After all other arguments apparently failed, the Remain camp had been reduced to scaremongering, with David Cameron claiming that leaving the EU would result in another world war (which is bizarre because even Germany is open-minded about making trade deals with us). If that’s what’s left of the desperate Europhiles, then Remain has no argument. A child could make a better argument than David Cameron. At this point, even Donald Trump could make a better point than Mr. Cameron, and when Donald Trump can sound better than our prime minister, then something is wrong with our elected head of state.

Isn’t it also a little suspicious that the man who previously wanted us to leave the EU is now pushing for us to stay in the EU? The reason is fairly obvious. Politicians love the EU so much because they see a future career working in an institution that will shelter them from popular contempt. Even the most hated and loathed prime minister in recent memory can find comfort knowing that the EU will take him in and give him an even bigger salary then he had back home. Meanwhile, the people living under the thumb of the EU have to contend with their attempts to regulate every aspect of our lives, with social media giants Facebook and Twitter kowtowing to their request to police so-called “hate speech”, which I assume will include anything critical of the EU.

Of course, one of the major reasons that people are voting Leave is because they want the UK to take back control of its borders. This sentiment is a response to the EU’s inept handling of the migrant crisis, which they addressed by instituting a suspiciously liberal open-border policy which many suggest is an indirect cause of the Paris massacre, the mass sexual assaults in Cologne, and the attack in Brussels. However, while I can understand why people would be concerned about immigration, that’s not my principle argument.

My argument for leaving is that we have nothing to benefit by staying in the EU, while we lose our rights every year where in the union. The EU in its present form is a bureaucratic technocracy that decides its laws without any discussion or public approval. Anyone who’s been involved with Brussels will tell you that the EU has nothing but contempt for the people. Even the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, openly confessed that “there can be no democratic choice against the European treaties”. That alone should be proof that the EU is a tyranny, and those words came straight from the horse’s mouth, the same man who said that “when it becomes serious, you have to lie”.

The EU will also punish elected officials for their dissent. Remember when former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was involved in a sex scandal with an underage prostitute? That’s not the reason he resigned. At some point, Berlusconi spoke out against the EU, saying that the EU had made Italians poorer. In 2011, he was practically ousted from power, and was replaced with an unelected technocrat named Mario Monti, a man whom Italians thought was so inept that they voted him out in 2013. Also in 2011, Greece’s PM George Papandreou called for a new referendum on the Greek bailout, and was promptly replaced by a Eurocrat named Lucas Papademos.

Juncker has also never given any rational argument for why we should remain in the EU, and you would think that the President of the European Commission would have some kind of argument against Brexit, but he’s clearly a megalomaniacal dictator. However, Juncker also admitted that the EU has no Plan B for when Brexit happens, so when we leave, we have all the power we want, and Juncker can’t do anything about it. The EU knows this, and they’re doing everything they can in order to convince us to remain in what is clearly an abusive relationship with a tyrannical superstate.

However, if you ignore all the threatening rhetoric of the Remain camp, you eventually realize that the Remain camp has no logical argument. The Leave camp, as I’ve come to realize, has provable facts and statistics, and can actually articulate their cause with sound reasoning. Even Nigel Farage, who is normally reviled by the mainstream press as a racist, can reasonably make a point in this debate. All the Remain camp has is scaremongering, virtue signalling, and vested financial interests that depend in remaining in the EU. In the absence of any reasonable arguments, all the Remain camp can do is appeal to a voter’s psychological aversion to change, and a young person’s desire not to seem racist to his/her progressive friends. The Leave camp, meanwhile, cares about democracy, and about the right to elect or remove those in power, a right we may lose if we remain in the EU. People on the Remain camp are also under the impression that we need to stay so that we can reform the EU from within. Given that none of our MEP’s have any influence in the EU, the idea that we have any hope of reforming the EU from within is simply laughable.

The other reason I feel that Brexit is the right choice is because the establishment is so scared of Brexit that it’s downright suspicious. They’re trying to trick the young people into voting for the establishment, the same establishment that has absolute contempt for the electorate. The elitist snobbery of the political class is more obvious than ever in this referendum, and if the Remain side has to resort to publicly calling Brexit voters “racists” and “neo-nazis”, and encouraging you not ask your grandfather about politics (as Pat Glass has done), then the Remain side has already lost.

I’ll end this article by making one final point. A vote for Remain is a vote for the establishment, and another generation of economic stagnation and civil unrest. It’s a vote for nihilism, it’s a vote for pessimism, and I believe that if the nation votes Remain, we will be telling the European Union that we are weak, and willing to admit defeat. I’m not a nationalist, but even I don’t think that sounds very British, and that’s not even why I’m voting Leave. I support Brexit because I care about democracy, and I care enough about this country that I don’t want to see it suffering from the same disease that the most of Europe is suffering as a result of the EU exercising power without responsibility. If you care about individual freedom, democracy, the right to hold your leaders accountable, and the future of this country as a whole, then the only reasonable choice is to vote Leave on June 23rd.

If you’re still not convinced, then I will leave you the link for Brexit: The Movie, which I feel can argue a better case for Leave than anyone can for Remain side. If you’re interested, the link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTMxfAkxfQ0