yes, they've adopted the trump-bannon playbook. tell as many lies as you can and never admit to the truth/reality, just push along the narrative with more lies and more scandals so it quickly gets buried under a heap. never admit responsibility and constantly deflect onto some shadowy 'other'.
if you can believe it, the term 'cultural marxism' was used in the houses of parliament for the first time ever recently. conservative MPs are being whipped with messaging and comms from no. 10 telling them that, in the midst of a global pandemic, a huge crisis in exam results, endemic corruption and cronyism, etc, ackshually, the main issue threatening civil society is 'cultural marxists' teaching children in schools/universities that apparently capitalism has flaws and imperialism wasn't all great.
unfortunately the trump era is soon to be forgotten and all the enabled ignoramuses who have spent the last 4 years flaunting their chauvinism are going to be put to bed with their MAGA-branded pacifiers. boris's boorish lot are going to find themselves left out in the cold. the EU are rightfully steering clear of it and a biden-led US would do well to refuse engagement, too.
these are 'your' people, though, dilbert. you've applauded farage and co and the right-wing, non-negotiable brexiteers all along as representing 'real people' and 'the real world'. i see proof of no such thing. farage, cummings, et al have systematically lied and been as mendacious as possible to whip up populist fury (cummings and vote leave were found in contempt of parliament for twisting the rules, if you recall). they've contributed to a widespread culture of dishonesty, misinformation and manipulation.
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