You know I rail against Donald Trump a lot, and don’t get me wrong he is utterly and completely evil.
But the thing is on balance I prefer Donald Trump’s evil to our own country’s Tory evil.
Why? Because his evil is so blatant that it’s impossible for any sensible person to ignore it. It’s brazen, loud, arrogant, in-your-face, fuck-you evil obviously designed to make everyone else hate the prick while galvanising his increasingly narrow base of fanatical devotees who the rest of humanity would much rather pretend don’t exist out of shame of sharing a species with them.
That’s terrific evil because you know it’s there.
The Tories’ brand of evil is far worse because it’s precisely as disgustingly evil as Trump but it’s so benign and outright boring and grey that most people just seem to tune it out. They’re doing horrible things but because they do it in such a nondescript and mind-numbingly boring fashion it either makes most people jut tune it into the background white noise, or it dresses itself in such a generically ‘standard’ look that it makes otherwise sensible people just go along with it.
Like, Trump’s fans are morons but the divide is obvious. Anyone who supports him has a galloping case of the crazies and everyone who doesn’t knows that about them and pick it out immediately.
With a Tory voter you can be talking to them for hours and they’re a perfectly reasonable and friendly and personable person and it’s only later that you realise what fucking horrors they willingly vote for and it shatters your idea of them.
The hardest evil to fight is the evil that is so boring that most people don’t even realise it exists.
That’s the Tories.
Trump is obviously evil and the divide between those who know that and those who think it’s worth the destruction of America just to ‘trigger’ liberals is clear as day, the battle lines easily defined.
Now I’ve written this and tagged it with Trump-related hashtags it’s going to be fun seeing the Trump loyalists precisely prove my point by embarrassing themselves in the notes of this one.
Who the fuck even needs satire any more when you have real politicians being this dumb in public?
The Tories have lost 6 points and UKIP has gained 5 points, most likely due to Brexit and the Leave vote. This again demonstrates that the centrists and Blairites manipulating the debate and still focusing their attacks on Corbyn know full well that this achieves nothing except keeping the Tories in power. At this point in time if Labour ran on a second referendum they know the Tories would reap all the Leave constituencies and stay in power indefinitely. That is the political reality. The only way to stop the worst possible Brexit outcome is to get the Tories out of government and to implement Labour’s manifesto promises.
The reason this isn’t the top priority for neoliberal centrists and right-wingers is because their aim has always been
undermine Jeremy Corbyn and any future leftist Labour government. They
would rather have the Conservative Party remain in government (and
deliver any Tory Brexit) than for Jeremy Corbyn to become prime minister
and end austerity.