While I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you to Trust No One and that Everything Is Bullshit, you also may enjoy:
The reason is that the establishment has become an oligarchy in which the ideological convictions of the educated class are being imposed by law upon a majority of the country, and that majority in turn is being nervously understood as incubating the prejudices of the less savoury members of a football audience.
The basic belief juxtaposes the old Enlightenment contrast between Reason and the Passions. The oligarchs think they are rational and decent, while despising a population it finds constantly falling into xenophobia, racism and a variety of phobias.
Language reveals a lot, and the sneering word “tabloid” summarises the oligarchic view of the classes that must be kept under control. The UKIP triumph is in part the working class fighting back against a hostile caricature of what they actually feel and support.
It is a remarkable kind of class struggle going on.
That’s why UKIP is a breath of fresh air for those of us who clung to our sanity during this madness. When its members say the unsayable, the political and cultural elite shrieks with mock outrage, but a growing number of people say, “At last, someone willing to speak the truth.” When they promise to leave the EU, burn unwanted laws and cut public spending, we say, “About time.”