Tuesday 19 July 2022

Why Did Boris Fail?

I'm sad to report that Kemi Badenoch has been knocked out of the Conservative leadership election. See here for background: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2022/07/kemi-for-pm.html. Although I am disappointed by this eventuality, I must admit I am not surprised. The 1922 Committee rules state that the Tories in the House of Commons select the two candidates the party members vote on, but the general party doesn't have a say until then. What would happen if the rank-and-file members were polled? What if the general public were polled? We only know the answer to the first question, at least until the next general election. Guess what? It's not Rishi Sunak; yet Sunak is way ahead among the Parliamentary party. It looks like there's an attempt to rig the election for Rishi Sunak; as I said, this is not a surprise. I wonder why civil servants aren't called "civil masters"; it would be more accurate.
The most important lesson I have learned from my political studies is that a democratic nation is a place where non-establishment statesmen can gain high office, on very rare occasions. It only happens when the grip of the Deep State slips, like in 2016. However there is a massive immune reaction to such a figure and it takes a very tough and determined individual to resist it. Trump did, John F Kennedy did. Boris Johnson tried and failed. His failure was eventually caused by his inability to resist the temptation to abuse his position, but I can't help wondering if, in a way, subconsciously, he dropped himself in the Partygate mess deliberately. As I said in previous articles about him, Boris had everything. He won the nation's heart by breaking through the Remoaner cesspit and getting Brexit done. He had a landslide majority in the 2019 general election. He had five whole years to do whatever he liked. Yet at that moment, the very moment of his triumph, he dropped everything and slid down into the swamp. Why? I can't help wondering if the power he gained frightened him. The power to enact true revolutionary change can be a scary weapon to wield. Did his courage fail him because he was afraid of the possible world he might create? The esoteric philosopher Robert Anton Wilson divided people up into two categories: neophiles and neophobes. Neophiles are adventurous and enterprising. They welcome change because they are optimists who assume that it will be change for the better. They feel frustrated and threatened by uniformity, quick to denounce it as stagnation.  Neophobes are the opposite. They take comfort in the status quo and are terrified of anything that might threaten it. "Don't rock the boat!" is one of their standard catchphrases. They oppose any kind of progress that might upset their equilibrium. The difference between the spirit of the Brexiteers and the obstinacy of the Remoaners is a classic example of Wilson's dichotomy. The problem is that the kind of leader who can take on the New World Order has to be a neophile. Would Kemi Badenoch have done any better? Who knows? She may yet get the chance to run again for Prime Minister. As it is right now, all the remaining candidates, especially Rishi Sunak, are a neophobes dream. I have now lost interest in this election.
See here for background: https://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2019/10/brexit-portal.html.
And: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2022/07/boris-is-finished.html.
And: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2022/07/georgia-guidestones-livestream.html.

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