Comments from a leader of the Labour party in Great Britain after a historic electoral loss.
Do these comments sound familiar? Could this be said by, or of, the left in America? As conservatives and patriots should we hope they do not wake up from this woke, liberal nirvana espoused by the ruling class?
“It (the historic electoral loss) comes as no surprise to anyone who was paying attention and wasn’t blinded by ideology or fanaticism.
Some of us had long warned that working-class voters across post-industrial and small town Britain were becoming increasingly alienated from the Party.
But we were banging our heads against a brick wall. The woke liberals who now dominate the party didn’t listen to us. They believed that constantly hammering on about economic inequality would be enough to get Labour over the line. In doing so they (the “woke” left of the party) made a major miscalculation.
They (working class voters) want politicians to respect their way of life, and their sense of place and belonging. They want politicians to elevate real-world concepts such as work, family and community over nebulous constructs like ‘diversity’, ‘equality’ and ‘inclusivity’.
By immersing itself in the destructive creed of identity politics and championing policies such as open borders, Labour placed itself on a completely different wavelength to millions across provincial Britain without whose support it simply could not win power.
In the end, Labour was losing a cultural war that it didn’t even realize it was fighting.”