Religious extremism I don't get. I can't speak to that. Political extremism I do understand though. Politics is a frustrating game. We can vote out MPs, but we cannot vote out their backers or the people pulling the strings and financing them. It's a game where money talks. Say the wrong things and your meal ticket dries up. Piss off the wrong people and find yourself unpersoned.
Challenge the orthodoxy in any way
and all the platforms are snatched away from you. And as much as the
guardians of orthodoxy cannot be removed, they cannot be persuaded. For
with office comes prestige. Even their farts are applauded. Prestigious
office or high standing within the bubble is a licence to talk crap and
those who have the audacity to mention that the emperor has no clothes
are labelled troublemakers.
Challenging them makes one rude and
"aggressive" and impolite. Only by telling them how magnificent they are
will they grant you an audience. They may momentarily listen, but they
are surrounded by sycophants who are threatened by different ideas who
will manoeuvre to block the outsider.
Without privileged access by
matching their prestige, you don't have a voice. So if you ever wonder
why I am angry and ranty it's because I speak to an establishment that
cannot and will not listen. When they say I'm ranting, that is how they
describe a long and detailed post. Our wafting establishment don't do
petty detail. Such is for "ranting" madmen. And because they have their
snivelling yes men among the lower orders, they will do their part in
promoting the narrative that you're some kind of crank.
fails, and in my case it will always fail because I won't go away, they
will pull all kinds of dirty tricks to try and keep me quiet. If I had a
business they would go after that. My dad's had exactly the same pulled
on him. Just today, an MEP pretended that a tweet disagreeing with him
was somehow threatening and called it "a matter for the authorities". I
may well get a visit from the plod tomorrow and it wouldn't be the first
time. The message is clear. Keep quiet plebs, know your place, do not
question your masters.
So in the face of an immovable
establishment I can see why revolutions are necessary and why they are
so murderous in clearing out not just the front line politicians, but
also the court scribes who pass themselves off as journalists and all
the party officials who have assisted in the political assassinations.
Those guardians of the firewall that protects the orthodoxy. That is why
revolutions are so vengeful.
They say an election is a
bloodless revolution. But a revolution that does not purge the whole
establishment is not actually a revolution. It's just window dressing. I
can see this. And there are none so dangerous to them as men who can.
Quietly they are ostracised and marginalised, sometimes to the point of
The psychologists call them "lone wolves" seething with
anger. Ultimately revolutionary politics is the politics of the losers.
The people who tried and failed to achieve political change. The ones
who the establishment succeeded in beating down. Sometimes they are
moved to terrorism.
As to whether it is ever justified, well,
that entirely depends on whether you wanted them to win or not. Whether
they were right or not. Sometimes an establishment order is so foul that
it must be removed at any cost. That is why one man's terrorist is
another man's freedom fighter. But since our establishment does not
resort to torture and murder, that is the best we can ever hope for from
our politics. That is just how establishment orthodoxies work. We are a
tribal species and it is in our nature to behave that way.
That power cannot be removed without savagery. Presently nothing about
our establishment is so foul that it warrants murderous savagery, but
every now and then one can fantasise. For while it is not foul enough to
warrant murder, it is a foul and stinking corrupt cesspit, and hating
them is the only sane and normal response to these men. Because they are
scum. The very worst kind of scum; stupid, arrogant, aloof, devious and
So while I can never find sympathy with those who kill for a god, one can understand those who find empathy for those who would kill for an idea. After all, it
is commonly accepted it is a fine thing to die for an idea. And if one
of them one day succeeds, chances are, their target had it coming, and
one day, in the right circumstance, the public might well be moved to pick up rifles and join them.
So you might ask why I am even bothering
if it is so futile. After all, I get little thanks and no joy from it and
the harder I work the more futile it is. I do so out of blind faith that
fate may smile on me and maybe I will get through. We have at least to try to change things so that when we do finally give up and see these people murdered in their beds, we can say with some justification that we tried to stop it happening.