Tendance Coatesy

Left Socialist Blog

Nigel Farage: America is the “battleground” in a political struggle to save “Western civilisation.”

with 3 comments


“Marxists are trying to destroy Judeo-Christian culture, the family unit, and the identity of Western nations.”

he 1980s television series The Dark Side is broadcast on Legend (formerly The Horror Channel).

It begins with this,

“Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality.
But…there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit…a dark side.

Some consider that the voice-over by Paul Sparer was desperately trying to warn the world of future political doom.

One Horseman of the Apocalypse out riding this week is Nigel Farage.

Farage’s friends in the extreme right Breitbart News continue,

Brexit firebrand Nigel Farage has expressed his ‘shock’ at what he called the ‘appalling’ raid on former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago yesterday.

Brexit architect and political commentator Nigel Farage has expressed his “shock” at last night’s FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago on Monday morning, an action the veteran populist firebrand described as “appalling”.

T

Having reviewed Michael Crick’s biography of the leader of UKIP/Brexit Party/the Reform Party it is of little surprise to see the man – Donald Trump’s British Majordomo – at this event‘

If America falls, we all fall!’ Farage speaks at US rally in Texas to get rid of Pelosi

“NIGEL Farage has told a packed US Conservative rally that America is the “battleground” in a political struggle to save “Western civilization.”

The far right Daily Express continues,

Because you are the foot soldiers, that you are the foot soldiers in this battle on behalf not just of America, but on behalf of the whole of the free world to save everything our forebears built, designed and defended against the world.

The Guardian’s David Smith reported a few days ago, in detail, on the event at which Farage spoke,

Viktor Orbán turns Texas conference into transatlantic far-right love-in.

“The globalists can all go to hell,” declared Viktor Orbán. “I have come to Texas!”

The crowd roared, whooped and gave a standing ovation as if at a campaign rally for former US president Donald Trump. It was evident they saw in Orbán a kindred spirit – a blunt weapon to wield against liberal foes

The Hungarian prime minister was the opening speaker at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, and perhaps the most vivid demonstration yet of the mutual and rapidly growing affinity between the far right in America and Europe.

Orbán, who has been prime minister for 12 years, boasted about his hardline stance on illegal immigration, law and order and “gender ideology” in schools. He touted a rise in marriages and fall in abortions. He was unapologetic in his defence of blood-and-soil nationalism and contempt for “leftist media”.

Rarely has the alliance between nationalist parties across the Atlantic been so bold, overt and unshackled. CPAC was once the domain of cold warrior Ronald Reagan. But in recent years guest speakers have included the Brexit cheerleader Nigel Farage and Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, niece of the far-right French politician Marine Le Pen (NOTE: too extreme for her aunt’s Rassemblement National, since the beginning of this year she has backed Zemmour’s party La Reconquête)

More:

On Friday the lineup included Steve Bannon, who has worked with openly racist far-right leaders across Europe and once leased a medieval monastery outside Rome to run a “populism bootcamp”.

Bannon is former executive chairman of Breitbart News, which he once described as “the platform of the ‘alt-right’”, a movement associated with efforts to preserve “white identity” and defend “western values”. He served as chief strategist in the Trump White House and is now facing prison after being convicted of contempt of Congress for failing to comply with the January 6 committee.

In By-Line Times Sian Norris has an analysis of the words of the US’s liegeman.

“The speech was a bingo-card of culture war issues, from a dig at lockdown restrictions to references to transgender women competing in swimming contests. Farage defended the right to say pregnant woman, not person – women, after all, being the class of people who the host state believes are undeserving of their human rights. 

He railed against schools and universities “indoctrinating” children around issues of race and gender, claiming that educational institutions no longer taught critical thinking – when in fact conversations about white privilege, the history of empire and challenging dominant (white) views of history are, in fact, encouraging of critical thinking. 

But what stood out – and what helps to understand the direction the far-right is moving in – was  the laser focus on war. 

The speech referenced “war”; “attack”; “foot soldiers”; “fifth column” and other martial terms 10 times, with conservatives positioned as the frontline in a battle to “save Western civilisation” from enemies that are positioned as “Marxist”. 

Norris notes,

The term no longer necessarily refers to people who follow Marxist theory, or even communists: in the far-right mind, Marxists and “cultural Marxists” represent feminists, left-wingers, anti-racists, civil rights activists such as Black Lives Matter, LGBTIQ people and Jewish people. 

“According to Farage, Western civilisation is “under attack as never before”, with a “fifth column” of Marxists, left-leaning lecturers and anti-racist activists trying to “destroy our Judeo-Christian culture”. He called it a virus, but the not so subtle subtext is that this is war, and it’s one that “English-speaking countries” are suffering the “worst” effects of. Luckily, Farage has the answer: CPAC attendees are the “foot soldiers” who are “going to fight hard against this stuff, aren’t we?””

You could say, who cares what Farage thinks about on any subject whatsoever:

This is what a lot of people care about:

150,000 people sign up to ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign after first day.

Labour List.

Elliot Chappell.

150,000 people have signed up to a nationwide campaign to fight back against rising prices and wage stagnation and to pressure the government to take action on the cost-of-living crisis as households across the country struggle to cope.

Commenting as the number of sign-ups surpassed the 150,000 mark on the first day of the ‘Enough is Enough‘ campaign, CWU general secretary Dave Ward said the initiative would “turn today’s war on workers into a conflict against every piss-taking boss, parasite landlord and corrupt politician in this country”.

Written by Andrew Coates

August 9, 2022 at 4:32 pm

3 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. To most people Marxism is like mustard, a little goes a long way.

    Jeff Smith

    August 11, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    • Have you done some sort of survey of “most people”, Jeff? Also asked “most people” about neo-liberalism, Butskilism, neo-endogist growth theory, anarcho-syndicalism, or the Chicago school? Please let us know the results of your in-depth research.

      Jim Denham

      August 11, 2022 at 2:03 pm

  2. Look at your answer Jim, a barrage of political theory the average voter wouldn’t even understand. How much do you think the average man in the street knows, or even cares about ‘anarcho-syndicalism’ ?
    Is it any suprise that Marxism / Communism is viewed with such suspicion ? And look at the results, in the Workers Paradise of North Korea, or East Germany under Stasi dictatorship. Why should people in the free West want to have anything to do with such a repressive system ?

    Jeff Smith

    August 11, 2022 at 3:25 pm


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: