Boris Johnson: 2004 in The Spectator:
“An excessive predilection for welfarism has created a peculiar and deeply unattractive psyche among many Liverpudlians. They see themselves whenever possible as victims and resent their victim status; yet at the same time they wallow in it. The deaths of more than fifty Liverpool supporters at Hillsborough in 1989 [actual figure was 96] was undeniably a greater tragedy than the single death, however horrible, of Mr. Bigley [murdered by terrorists]; but that is no excuse for Liverpool’s failure to acknowledge, even to this day, the part played in the disaster by drunken fans at the back of the crowd who mindlessly tried to fight their way into the ground that Saturday afternoon. The Sun newspaper became a whipping-boy for daring to hint at the wider causes of the incident.”
Venal, stupid, racist Boris Johnson is not as inevitable a winner of the impending Tory leadership contest as he and many thinly astute commentators might think. The MPs will whittle down the number of candidates via repeated votes until two remain who will then face a vote from the party’s members. Clearly, MPs could engineer their votes carefully so that Johnson is not one of the final pair; if he is then the members will certainly elect him. (Update: Johnson won the leadership contest.)
Johnson’s careers are exclusively a consequence of two features of his life:
- He attended Eton College
- He has no concept of shame
That is all he has. There is nothing else that has been necessary or useful for him. Johnson is unintelligent; his knowledge bank is near empty; he is unable to learn anything; he is very lazy; he has no self-awareness; empathy and sympathy are foreign concepts for him; he has no understanding of the existence of society or community; he is devoid of humanity; he has no allegiance to anyone or anything; he cannot differentiate between truth and lies; he cares for nothing and no-one; he is a sociopath.
The two useful features of his life were sufficient for continuous financial success in his life. Eton College on his CV opened doors that opened other doors and so on, with no check ever on whether Johnson deserved those doors to open for him. The gilded conveyor belt from Eton to politics, military and judiciary, transporting slack-jawed hooray Henrys to places of power, is a rancid stain on Britain that needs to be annihilated. Johnson’s absence of shame, a necessity, allowed him to never be distracted by self-reflection, by consideration of consequence and by human concerns.
As an MP, Mayor of London, Newspaper editor, newspaper columnist and Foreign Secretary Johnson stumbled along gormlessly, avoiding acquisition of knowledge and skill-set to assist him in the various roles. He couldn’t care less about the quality of his work or the consequences of his actions or inactions. Accumulation of personal wealth was his single professional axiom and his decisions, if one can call them decisions, were directed by others from the seedy world of corporate finance or its representatives at various right-wing think-tanks.
While Mayor of London, Johnson pursued policies that enriched the exploiters and gave nothing to the people of London. Two particularly corrupt endeavors were the handover of more than £50 million pounds to fake companies for the (now abandoned) fake Garden Bridge and the closure of vital central London fire-stations with handover of property and land to developers and investors.
Johnson is thick. Doubly opposite to John Lydon, Johnson knows what he wants but he doesn’t know how to get it. He relies on guidance from the gofers of thieves of fiscal income and exploiters of workers’ toil. Last year, alongside Michael Gove and Jacob Rees-Mogg, he met Steve Bannon to receive advice on presentation and tactics of con tricks. Unlike Johnson, Bannon had a vision of the process of executing extreme capitalism where Johnson could see only the pay day.
One of Bannon’s mantras for politicians he advised is that they should be willing to promote racism and prejudice. Bannon knew the usefulness of division as a distraction. Of course, as an Etonian, Johnson did not need a refresher course in how to be a racist but Bannon reminded him to be proactively racist rather than relying on spontaneity. Soon after their meeting Johnson wrote an article that randomly accused veiled Muslim women of looking like pillar boxes.
Johnson is a puppet and a dancing clown. He is almost the perfect product of the Eton machine: Persistent and relentless dishonesty, single-minded pursuit of personal gain, obsequiousness toward the relevant advisers, and the immorality of a sociopath.
In a few weeks Johnson might be prime minister. If so, hopefully it will not be for long. He is the least able and least desirable candidate in Britain to be prime minister.
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