BY PAUL NEWALL
I don’t usually approve of celebs getting involved in politics. Their Rockstar lifestyles are usually incompatible with those of the general public, but they do have an effect on their fans. When politicised stars like Saint Bono or Lilly Allen preach to the crowd they manage to successfully pass on their globalist message to a throng of devotees.
The last few months though have thrown up a new political star who I do approve of , and not necessarily because I share some of the views expressed by him . And that new celeb politician is the actor Laurence Fox .
Usually when stars and influencers express an opinion they are preaching to the choir. Pop fans tend to be young idealists who are receptive to shallow globalist messages of world peace, equality and beating racism. What they do doesn’t take any risks or break any paradigms but does make them beloved of the media-political complex.
Over the years there have been the odd exceptions who – agree with them or not – do merit respect. Jane Fonda during the 60’s and 70’s earned the nickname “Hanoi Jane” for her condemnation of the Vietnam war and support of the communist North – it must have cost her millions in the loss of revenue that she incurred as a result of many patriotic and conservative-minded Americans boycotting her movies. (She did recoup her losses when she donned a high cut leotard and taught fat Americans to exercise). Morrissey, the one-time lead singer of The Smiths, outraged many fans by coming out of the closet against EU membership and open-door immigration. He certainly surprised me and I think he gets less media exposure as a result, though being a bit of a fun sponge, he possibly likes that.
Now, Laurence Fox , a product of a thespian dynasty, surprised everyone when he appeared on BBC Question Time and took on the wokerati and in particular a Scouse academic from the audience who played the race card which he casually swatted away. Instantly the ethnic minority branch of EQUITY tweeted out a condemnation which was subsequently retracted, but the calls for him never to be employed as an actor every again have resounded through the luvvy classes ever since. I suspect this has cost Laurence financially – just for having what I consider classic liberal views. Now he’s doubling down by founding his own political party called Reclaim.
Now do I think he’ll be successful ? Probably not, though some performers have made the political breakthrough in modern times. Beppe Grillo and Vaclav Havel come to mind. But I do think Laurence could have a Farage effect on the Conservative Party and drag them back towards core principles and out of postmodern treacle. Nigel is undoubtedly responsible for the removal of Theresa May and Bojo’s tougher stance on the Brexit negotiations but perhaps that same pressure needs to be applied to the culture wars that have been in progress for a couple of decades. The Conservative Party have been dragged into the sticky mire of postmodernist politics, of intersectional discord and at the root of it all critical race theory. Donald Trump has outlawed critical race instruction in all tentacles of federal government – meanwhile our allegedly conservative government is funding unconscious bias training for our MPs.
Some Members of Parliament have rejected this bogus enlightenment, but it seems to have been accepted by many in the political class including most Conservative MPs. It was unedifying to see Steve Baker on telly talking about white privilege because it doesn’t exist. Lawrence could be the perfect antidote to postmodernism, and I support him unequivocally in this endeavour (Morse pun intended).
It seems to me that the only way forward politically is to have vote-stealing political movements that pressurise the established party into following the will of the people. While it’s good that we have a Conservative government, it’s bad that our government allow Bolshevism to run rampant through its ranks as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. We need people like Fox and indeed Farage to be the moral compass that directs our political class in the magnetic North of the will of the common-sense people.
Paul Newall is a child of the 1960’s from a traditional Labour-supporting household. Paul dabbled with Trotskyism in the 1980’s but then “grew up and thanks to having responsibilities I slowly migrated across the political spectrum until instead of hating Maggie Thatcher I admired her for beating my side in the miners’ strike”.