Rules for Righties — A War-Winning Manifesto for 2017

With Brexit and Donald Trump, we’ve done the equivalent of capturing everywhere from Pointe Du Hoc to Pegasus Bridge. But just like with D-Day, the worst of the fighting is yet to come. Our enemy is fanatical, determined, well organised. Plus, they still hold most of the key positions: the big banks, the corporations, the top law firms, the civil service, local government, the universities, the schools, the mainstream media, Hollywood… Give those bastards half the chance and they’ll drive us back into the sea – which, in contemporary terms, means nixing Brexit (or giving us “soft Brexit”, which is basically the same thing) and frustrating all the things President Trump will try to do to Make America Great Again.

I use the war analogy first because World War II analogies never fail, but second because this really is a war that we’re fighting. The bad news is that wars are hard, costly and ugly. The good news is that we’re on the right side and we’re going to win. Here’s how:

We will never underestimate the wickedness of the enemy

The liberal-left loves to portray us as the bad guys. But that’s just projection. From Mao’s China to Stalin’s Soviet Union, from Cuba to North Korea, history is littered with the wreckage of failed left wing schemes to make the world a better, fairer place.

As the great, now sadly-retired Thomas Sowell says, “Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.” Its malign influence is still with us today. Innocent boys being accused of rape on college campuses; genuine rapes committed by gangs of Muslim taxi drivers in northern England and by gangs of Muslim immigrants in German cities like Cologne; hundreds of thousands driven into fuel poverty, landscapes ravaged, avian fauna sliced and diced as a result of crazy renewable energy policies; a Nobel-prize-winning scientist driven out of his job because a feminist loser misreported something he said about women at a conference; generations of kids denied a rigorous, disciplined, useful education; the needless violence and tension engendered by #blacklivesmatter: we should never concede the moral high ground to the kind of people who make all this sort of stuff possible, no matter how many times they tell us how evil and selfish and uncaring we are.

We will always remember that we are better than them

I’ll give you an example: the dumbass lecturer at Drexel who tweeted that what he wanted for Christmas was “white genocide”. Should we be demanding that the university authorities sack him at once? Of course we shouldn’t.

The man has performed an invaluable public service: he has provided the perfect example of how ingrained the values of the left are in academe; he has shown prospective applicants to the Politics and Global Studies course at Drexel University in Philadelphia that unless they want to be indoctrinated with hard-left lunacy they might want to reconsider; he has further shown alumni of Drexel University who believe in old fashioned stuff like free markets that maybe they shouldn’t include their alma mater in their million dollar bequests, after all.

Sure, we should jeer and crow when we catch idiots like this man expressing reprehensible opinions. But the idea that someone should actually lose their job for something they said on Twitter ought to be anathema to those of us on the right side of the argument. One of the most thoroughly hateful things about the left is the way it tries to constrain free expression. If we play the same game, we are no better than they are. And face it: we just are.

We will take the fight to the enemy, not cower in No Man’s Land

One of the best things about 2016 for me was the way it gave the lie to the weaselish and wet aphorism – so often repeated by so many of our impeccably reasonable, sensible and balanced TV and newspaper pundits  – that elections are “won in the centre ground.”

This was the Belial philosophy that gave us, in the U.S., that hideous continuum from the Bushes and the Clintons to Obama; and in Britain, the grotesque and malign Third Way squishery that took us from Tony Blair through to his (self-admitted heir) David Cameron and beyond. (It’s also the mindset which invented the disgraceful, sell-out concept of “soft Brexit”.)

No wonder so many of us had become so fed up with politics: no matter which party you voted for, whether the notionally left-wing one or the notionally right-wing one you still seemed to end up up with the same old vested interests, the same old liberal Establishment elite.

Of course we should always despise the liberal-left because their philosophy is morally bankrupt, dangerous and wrong. But I sometimes think that the people we should despise most of all are the squishes who pretend to be on our side of the argument but forever betray our cause. Sometimes they do this by throwing the more outspoken among us to the wolves in order to signal how tolerant and virtuous they are; sometimes they do this by endorsing some fatuous liberal position in order to show their willingness to compromise.

I call the latter approach the “dogshit yogurt fallacy.”

If conservatives like fruit or honey in their yogurt and liberals prefer to eat it with dogshit, it is NOT a sensible accommodation – much as our centrist conservative columnists might wish it so – to say: “All right. How about we eat our yogurt with a little bit of both?” We need to understand, very clearly, that there are such things as right and wrong; and that, furthermore, it is always worth fighting to the bitter end for the right thing rather than accepting second best because a bunch of lawyers and politicians and hairdressers from Brazil and squishy newspaper columnists and other members of the liberal elite have told us that second best is the best we can hope for.

On Brexit, for example, I’m with Her Majesty the Queen: “‘I don’t see why we can’t just get out? What’s the problem?’

Read the rest at Breitbart.

My Problem with Barack Obama Isn’t That He’s Black…

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My problem with Barack Obama is that hes a white liberal.

All right, Ive cracked this joke at least twice before once in Welcome To Obamaland and once in 365 Ways To Drive A Liberal Crazy but its always worth repeating for at least two good reasons. 1. Its true. 2. It annoys the hell out of all those liberal-lefties who love to pretend that attacks on their pet president are racially motivated. As, predictably, many of them did below my last blog post OBama? Oh puh-lease!

Heres one of the paragraphs they found so offensive:

Except, when he’s in Africa, of course, when he disappears into the dry ice and re-emerges with a grass skirt and a bone through his nose and declares himself to be Mandingo, Prince of the Bloodline of the Bonga People, Drinker of Cattle Urine, Father of A Thousand Warrior Sons, Keeper of King Solomon’s Mines, Barehanded Slayer of Lions, Undaunted Victim of the Evil Colonial British Empire.

Is this racist? Id say not. Id call it satire. But then, one of the clever things about the term racist in its modern, catch-all sense is that its a bit like witchcraft in the 17th century: denial just constitutes further proof of guilt. Thats why liberals like Twitterer DCPlod who branded me yesterday with the hashtag racistpig so enjoy deploying the deadly R word against their ideological opponents. It enables them to play judge, jury and executioner without having to go through any of the tedium or intellectual challenge of offering their antagonists a fair trial.

For the record, though, I probably am a teeny bit racist. For example, I have to confess that I have a slight bias towards black conservatives and libertarians over white ones. Its harsh and unfair, I know. Poor Rush Limbaugh and Mark Steyn and Dennis Miller and G Gordon Liddy and PJ ORourke and all the other right-wing whiteys I like are probably never going to get over the fact that I dont respect and admire them quite as much as I do, say, Thomas Sowell. But Im afraid thats just the way it is. Sowell is black and the fact that he is black makes him that little bit more impressive in my eyes because in order to become one of the worlds greatest right-leaning economists and commentators he had so much more baggage to overcome. Any black person can be a liberal-leftie; indeed as we saw from voting patterns in the last US presidential election its almost de rigueur. To be a black conservative, on the other hand, now that requires some cojones.

Consider the case of Pastor CL Bryant on fiery form in this video. (H/T Julie Erickson; Breitbart TV)As he admits in the course of his speech to a tiny audience, he could have been one of the great black contenders. After all, he had all the right credentials: 25 years ago he was radical leader of the Americas most powerful race-based caucus groups the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP). His rabble-rousing grievance-mongering, identity-politicking could have carried him to the top, perhaps even as high as the presidency itself. But then Bryant had a personal revelation: if he carried on playing that game he wouldnt really be advancing the cause of black people at all; rather he would be doing the work of their slave masters white liberals.

Hes quite right, of course. Ill wager a good deal of money that the vast majority of those commenters who branded me with the r word yesterday were not black people who felt insulted by my obviously flippant pastiche version of Africa, but white liberals taking umbrage on their behalf, as white liberals so often do in it that superior, patronising way of theirs. Its as if they think black people are far too stupid and inarticulate and helpless to stick up for themselves, so they must therefore step in to help them and nurse them at every turn, be it through welfare handouts or affirmative action or special events directing them how best to celebrate their culture.

Take Black History Month: was there ever an event more patronising? Black people runs the subtext, Are so dumb, so preoccupied by skin colour, so prejudiced and so hypersensitive that they cannot take their history served to them straight. It has to be adapted to their special needs. A whole month has to be put aside in order to big up a few minor-league historical players not because what they achieved was necessarily that notable (if it were, they wouldnt be Black History, would they? Theyd just be History) but because they happened to come from the appropriate minority background.

This approach is a nonsense. In fact its so demeaning to black people Id say it qualifies as racism. It implies that they are not free-thinking individuals capable of a range of nuanced views, career options, intellectual achievements and lifestyle choices but a lumpen mass defined largely by their skin colour.

And this, disgracefully, is exactly the kind of game President Obama plays, and why I was inspired the other day to satirise his pathetic attempts at being the worlds Great Race Chameleon, with his amazing ability to change his identity in accordance with the audience hes addressing: an Irishman for the Irish; an African for the Africans; a Muslim for the Muslims; and so on.

Can he really not see how much damage this does? Does he not get that this approach plays into the hands of some of the worlds nastiest extremists: the Islamists who believe every single Muslim in the world should owe his loyalties not to his host culture but to the Umma; the white (and black) supremacists; the separatist terrorists from Ireland to the Basque country to Chechnya to Kashmir?

The truly great black people are not those who play the race card, as Obama so frequently does, but those who choose to forego the easy path of identity politics and strive after what is true rather than settle for what is expedient. Im thinking of people like the marvellous Allen West, who I hope one day will campaign for the White House, not on a ticket representing black Americans but simply Americans; and on this side of the Atlantic of people like Katharine Birbalsingh and Tony Sewell. And, of course, of Thomas Sowell who transcended his humble beginnings to graduate magna cum laude from Harvard, not because anyone saw the colour of his skin and felt sorry for him but because hes a clever guy who works hard and knows how to use his brain.

Heres a sample of Sowell at his considerable best: (H/T Eureferendum)

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8 thoughts on “My problem with Barack Obama isn’t that he’s black…”

  1. Gordon Rabon says:27th May 2011 at 3:40 pm“Cattle urine, bongo bongo” Give us a break Delingpole, you’re just a pure and simple hate merchant dressing up as satirist. A clueless one at that too. No doubt your loyal lemmings will get hard on over this new article…
  2. JimmyGiro says:28th May 2011 at 12:51 pmI’ve got a hard on.
  3. Andrew Ryan says:28th May 2011 at 2:12 pmReducing a whole continent down to dancing around with a bone through your nose is equivalent to reducing Europe down to Nazism, or reducing Catholicism – or even the whole of Christianity – down to pedophile priests.Would you consider it clever if someone reacted to David Cameron and his wife visiting a church by sneering “Oh, I guess they abused a few children while they were there!”. If the Queen said she felt proud to be British, would you think it accurate to say “Britain, as in Europe – where they killed all those Jews?”.Yes, you can use the defence of satire, but you arguably deserve a place in Pseud’s Corner to claim kinship with Jonathan Swift with such blunt stereotyping.
  4. Andrew Ryan says:28th May 2011 at 3:09 pmJames Delingpole: ” It enables them to play judge, jury and executioner without having to go through any of the tedium or intellectual challenge of offering their antagonists a fair trial.”If so then it appears to have exactly the same ‘deliciously un-PC’ function as calling someone a ‘libtard’, or indeed accusing someone of being ‘PC’, painted as being the worst thing in the world, or at least equal to racism.Once you’ve responded to any accusation by calling your opponent ‘PC’, then you are shutting down debate in precisely the manner you say the ‘R’ word does.
  5. Gordon Rabon says:29th May 2011 at 4:36 am@Andrew Ryan“Reducing a whole continent down to dancing around with a bone through your nose is equivalent to reducing Europe down to Nazism, or reducing Catholicism – or even the whole of Christianity – down to pedophile priests.”Andrew, didn’t you know, to quote a famous libertarian, Africa is just a country to them.
  6. Gordon Rabon says:29th May 2011 at 4:39 am@JimmyGiro“I’ve got a hard on.”Hey Jimmy, glad to hear Delingpole is servicing you well.
  7. Steve says:30th May 2011 at 7:53 pmKeep it up man, love your articles and blogs. At least someone isn’t afraid to speak the truth. Liberals do not understand truth, if you prove them wrong then they will respond with anger.
  8. Velocity says:8th June 2011 at 11:56 pmthe problem with Obumma is he’s a progressive (closet Marxist) …the 2nd problem is he’s a puppet of the most corrupt political system in the world (no Yank can even run for office without vast sums of patronage for their campaign)add those 2 facts together and it’s no wonder Obumma is the worst President in American history amongst a field of non-stop corrupt puppets

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