Long live the war!
Via Tom Harris (who is agin it, but for all the wrong reasons), there is a post at Liberal Conspiracy entitled Long Live The Class War Strategy.
Class War remains an electorally viable strategy because: (a) a majority of voters are persuaded by the implication; (b) it highlights wedge issues Labour needs to advance to narrow their defeat; (c) extensive polling shows that most ‘class war’ positions are deeply popular.
The author is, inevitably, that fucking unpleasant little arse, Sunny Hundal. Well, Sunny, here's a proposition for you...
Let's declare a race war.
Given the fact that immigration often tops the concern of ordinary British voters (such as in this February YouGov poll), it would be an excellent election strategy for Labour to adopt, wouldn't it? After all, Labour, the Tories and the LibDems all seem to be vying to have the most draconian immigration policies at present, so such a measure would surely be tacitly approved by the Big Three.
Surely it is time that Labour had the courage of their convictions and initiated a full-blown war on non-whites? Gordon got it started with "British jobs for British workers": now it is time to start defining who is, in fact, British—perhaps Nick Griffin could help out?
Do you think that you are sufficiently British to satisfy the knuckle-dragging morons of the BNP, Sunny? Are your "Sikh parents of Indian origin" sufficiently British, Sunny? Maybe, maybe not.
It's because he is a Grade A hypocrite and a divisive little shit. After all, Sunny's career has basically been based on the fact that brown people like himself are different from the whites. This is why he runs publications like Asians In Media or websites like Pickled Politics and (the now defunct) Barfi Culture—fora that "deal with issues concerning the British Asian community".
Once again, we see how the Left prefers to label people by their differences—and why? So that human beings can be kept at each others' throats—through the generation of class envy, race hatred, religious differences. This is an old, old tactic which I call divide et impera—divide and rule—and I have written about it extensively.
It is better for people to be labelled, put into boxes and the differences between them emphasised—rather than uniting them in the realision that we are all human beings together—because that causes problems and tensions.
And then slimy political fucks like Hundal can rise up and present their solutions to the problems that they created in the first place. In short, people like Sunny want to pigeon-hole people and to create emnity between them because it allows cunts like Sunny to seize power.
Naturally Sunny doesn't want to cause a race war, because he and his might get hurt; besides, he has happily gained traction in that area and causing his power base trouble might decrease his power.
But encouraging a class war... Ah, well, Sunny will be on the side of The Righteous in that one. You see, Sunny Hundal isn't out to solve your problems: like every other Lefty political shitehawk, he is gunning for an increase in his personal power over everyone else.
And, believe me, Sunny Hundal doesn't care how many dead bodies he has to climb over to get it.
UPDATE: there are some eager class-warriors—specifically D-Notice on Twitter, SohoPolitico on Twitter, LeftOutside on Twitter and Left Outside on the original post—who seem to be a little confused about this argument. The issue can be summed up by SohoPolitico's Tweet.
I see @devilskitchen has taken the right's BS about class war to its logical conclusion. Old Etonians are apparently a race. FFS.
And can then be bulwarked by another of D-Notice's Tweets.
@devilskitchen Correct me if I'm wrong, but class isn't an hereditary trait, unlike race...
OK, let's try to explain why D-Notice and the others are wrong.
First, they seem to be defining "class" by which school you went to, which is nuts.
Second, is your class defined by the money that you earn—if it is, as someone on the median wage, I should be with the workers, right? But I went to Eton so I can't be with the workers: is that right?
OK. So, my class must be defined by my parents; Sunny's race is defined by his parents. I can no more help the income of my parents than Sunny can affect the race of his.
So, there is an equivalence: yes?
UPDATE 2: John B has a reasonable reply to my point.
How about a war on those who’ve acquired lots of money by good luck, rather than hard work or wise business decisions, and which consists solely of taking some of their money away and giving it to people who’ve ended up without much money by bad luck?
More generally: it’s possible to conceive of a strategy marketed as ‘class war’ that consisted of reviling people like DK and Nosemonkey (and, probably, me) for their accents. This would be a stupid and morally wrong strategy, on a par with one that reviled people on the basis of their religion.
Or, it’s possible to conceive of a strategy marketed as ‘class war’ that consisted of higher taxes on unearned income, lower taxes on low earners, refocusing government spending towards poor areas (e.g. by changing the way central council tax grants are distributed), etc. Or even of one that merely consisted of not lowering taxes on unearned income or high earners, while not cutting government spending on people who were poor.
This isn't something that I subscribe to, but at least John has attempted to define the terms.
UPDATE 2: here is a continuation of this conversation.