Why The Right Need To Take Responsibility For Brexit, Farage & Trump
I’m honestly trying to remain calm and collected, but the truth of the matter is that it is the right, not liberals or the left, who have created the mess we are in now, and rather than label them with “buzz words” please let me explain why.
The right argue that liberals and the left should be responding to recent election results with acceptance and decorum. Although, I actually fundamentally agree that all democratic elections regardless of outcome should be accepted, I can also understand why liberals and the left are dishing out a ‘taste of their own medicine’.
Many who have supported Brexit, Trump or both have something in common. They have both complained of having “buzz words” thrown in their faces rather than them being understood. They wanted their ignorant views tolerated despite them not wanting to tolerate others. However, what’s happening to them now is a backlash of their original doings.
Prior to ‘buzz words’ and labels such as “racist”, “xenophobic”, “sexist” etc we had buzz words from the right to describe the liberal left such as “foreign lovers”, “tree huggers”, “politically correct”, “lefty scum”, “swamp dwellers” and the list goes on.
There are very good and justifiable reasons as to why words such as “racist”, “xenophobic” and “sexist” are being used to describe the person either using or supporting others who are saying racist, xenophobic or sexist things. Throughout history and even hitherto, to this very day, there has been a plethora of discriminative policies and legislation that has enabled the subjugation of people and also encouraged acts of violence towards minorities whether that be being black, foreign, women or LGBT etc
However, when the right use words such as “foreign lovers”, “tree huggers”, “politically correct”, “lefty scum”, “swamp dwellers” etc. They are not calling out policies or legislation that has resulted in discrimination towards them, they are simply using these “buzz words” to attack someone for defending a minority to whom they support being attacked.
There is a hypocrisy on the right, and both liberals and lefts should not self-blame for recent electoral losses. This is not to say that there aren’t lessons to be learned and improvements to be made, but the liberal left should not have to appease the right nor should they regret calling out their racism when they were being racist, sexist or xenophobic etc.
The other hypocrisy is they were the ones who originally said that if they lost, wether that be Brexit or the American Presidency, that they wouldn’t accept the result, and they also went on to say that if they lost, it would mean the elections were rigged and they wouldn’t stand for it. Their words! Now they are getting a taste of their own medicine and they can’t stand it but indeed they started it.
They voted for a Conservative Party, for Brexit and for Donald Trump. Liberals and the Left are not responsible for the rise of the right for they have read between the lines, called out their fear-mongering and lies, they tried to educate those in support of the right and yet it was the left and liberals who were the ones originally shut down and dismissed with “buzz words” by those supporting Brexit and Trump. Yet now the right have won, they have been lied to and it’s now they want to have the debate and to work together?
The duty of liberals and the left should now be to stand firmly against discriminative policies that will directly or indirectly lead to the pain and suffering of others. Both right wing governments and leaders need to be held to account. It’s quite bizarre how the disillusioned, anti-establishment, working class have been saying for many years how they are fed up of lying politicians who are “all the same” yet when politicians such as Farage, Trump and Boris Johnson use fear tactics to win, and once their pre-election promises are proved to have been lies all along, their supporters still carry on to support them.
It makes one think of all the hell they gave Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats, who actually never so much went back on their promise or lied, but was blocked from delivering some of their promises by a Tory party that later went on to win a majority government by gaining the support of those who complained about liberals betraying the public. Just look at who’s been betrayed and lied to now and at what cost? There is an old saying, that being, what goes around, surely must come around.