PETER HITCHENS: As the Left now controls every lever of power, we face nothing less than Regime Change

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As the Left now controls every lever of power, we face nothing less than Regime Change


What we now face is regime change. That is why these strange crowds have begun to gather round ancient and forgotten monuments, demanding their removal and destruction.

They do not know what they want, or understand what they are destroying. But that no longer matters. They think their moment has come, and they may well be right.

This is why the memorial to Winston Churchill, and the Cenotaph itself, were shamefully boarded up on Thursday night – an act of appeasement if ever there truly was one.

That is why police chiefs kneel like conquered slaves to the new gods of woke, and the leaders of the Labour Party do likewise. I have seen it happen before, but only when things were moving in the opposite direction.

Then, as the Soviet Empire fell and an evil thing was swept from the world, it was a matter for rejoicing. The bloody mass murderer Vladimir Lenin, and his equally gory secret police enforcer Felix Dzerzhinsky, were pulled from their pedestals by a people sick of being ruled by their heirs.

The boarding up of Winston Churchill's statue in Parliament Square was act of appeasement if ever there truly was one.

The boarding up of Winston Churchill’s statue in Parliament Square was act of appeasement if ever there truly was one.

This time, as ignorant armies seek the final abolition of Britain, it is very frightening. I would not like to say where it will end. I cannot claim to have known this would happen, but I will say that I had an instinctive fear of very bad things to come when the country began its mad, wild shutdown in March.

I have learned over many years to trust my instincts, to take that train, to make that phone call, to turn that corner. When I have heeded them I have either benefited or been saved from bad things. When I have ignored them I have been hurt. It may be inherited from our forebears, or learned by decades of experience. It may be a mixture of the two.

But on crucial occasions we know more than we think we do. And as the cities began to darken and empty, and the world as we knew it started to close, I feared that we should never again see the lights lit again as they had been before. It was like the start of a great war without limit, made more perplexing because there was no obvious end to it, ever.

This was not just about a disease and a wholly overdone response to it. It was like the death of Princess Diana and the fall of the Twin Towers gathered together into a single great mass of unreason and panic.

The Diana episode had been a Dictatorship of Grief, in which even the most revered parts of the establishment had bowed to the mob. ‘Show us you care!’ shouted the headlines. And woe betide those who did not.

Then came September 11, 2001, and a Dictatorship of Security. No argument could withstand the claim that safety was paramount, and we willingly made a bonfire of our freedoms, wrongly persuaded that we could trust our governments not to take advantage.

And now we have the Dictatorship of Fear. It is not the largely fictional ‘R’ number which governs the behaviour of our feeble Government, which is only just beginning to grasp how much damage it has done and how hard it will be to repair. It is the ‘F’ number, the number of people scared into pathetic timidity by the slick but false claim we were all at risk from a terrible and devastating disease.

The numbers of dead are grossly inflated by an incredibly lax recording system, which does not distinguish between those who died of Covid-19 and those who died of other things but may have been infected by it. Many who have died of Covid-19 are almost certainly victims of the Government’s failure to protect those who were in fact most vulnerable – the residents of care homes.

The sad but unavoidable fact, that the disease is of little danger to most young and healthy people but is especially deadly to the old and ill, is also now beyond dispute.

The initial claims of Imperial College London, that half a million might die if strict shutdown measures were not taken, have been devastatingly dismantled by other experts, who believe its methods and codes are, to put it mildly, hopelessly wrong.

Yet Imperial’s chief spokesman, Professor Neil Ferguson (caught ignoring his own advice with a girlfriend), has the double nerve to claim the rules he flouted should have been introduced even earlier. By contrast, Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, says that the shutdown should be lifted immediately.

Thanks to the barefaced dishonesty and unlawful bias of the BBC, and also the pitifully bad coverage of several newspapers, millions are unaware the whole basis of Government policy is now completely exploded by scientific experts. Even the truth about Sweden, which did not shut down, is obscured by incessant hostile reporting.

Sweden followed Britain in one thing – failing to protect care homes, and so it has had a higher death toll than it should have done. But even so, its experience – along with Japan – shows clearly that there is no link between shutdown and the number of deaths suffered.

The ceaseless assumption of the Government and the BBC that the shutdown ‘protected’ the NHS is simply not borne out by any facts. The NHS was never going to be overwhelmed. Covid deaths in this country peaked on April 8 – an event far too soon to have been caused by the shutdown announced on March 23 and begun the following day.

In fact, the country with the highest number of deaths per head is Belgium (843 per million). Yet Belgium introduced one of the tightest and most severe shutdowns on the planet. Sweden, without a shutdown at all, has suffered 472 deaths per million.

The UK figure of 620 per million may be inflated by our lax recording methods but hardly suggests that we did better than Sweden by throttling our economy and grossly interfering in personal liberty. Japan, which also did not shut down, suffered just over seven (yes, seven) deaths per million.

It is as if some establishments, including our own, wanted a crisis and used their control of information to achieve one. And still it continues. As of tomorrow, in a symbolic moment never to be forgotten, users of trains and buses will be compelled to wear muzzles or forbidden to travel.

The legal basis for this is highly doubtful. The medical basis for it is more doubtful still. These muzzles have been described as being as much use against a microscopic virus as a chain-link fence would be against mosquitoes.

As the distinguished pathologist Dr John Lee asked, after examining the evidence for and against, ‘does any of what is out there add up to a watertight case for compelling people to wear masks in public or at work (outside a healthcare setting)? The threshold for compulsion must surely be higher than “maybe” and “perhaps.’”

I am fairly sure these measures, like the house arrest and sunbathing bans which came before, have another purpose. They accustom us to being told what to do. Stand there. Wait there. Don’t use cash. Don’t cross that line. They permanently change the relationship bet­ween the individual and the state.

Not only can the Government now tell us where we must live and when or if we can go out. Not only can it tell us who we can sleep with (apart from Professor Ferguson, who is still allowed to pontificate after brazenly breaking these rules). It can now even tell us what to wear.

During these long dreamy weeks we have bit by bit forgotten who we were before, how we lived, what we thought, what we expected of life. I believe that forces hostile to our country, its history and nature, have seen this as an opportunity. Probably incredulous to begin with, they realised the British people really had gone soft, accepting absurd and humiliating diktats, believing the most ridiculous claims.

They also noticed that formerly great institutions and forces – the church, Parliament, the police, the armed services, much of Fleet Street, the universities – submitted to it without so much as a sigh. So did what remained of our great industrial and commercial companies.

As it happens, it was the death in Minneapolis, a city most British people will never even see, of George Floyd. Seeing the surging crowds, the rioting and the looting in the USA, the British radical Left grew jealous.

They imported the protest, converted it into outrage against some mouldering statues, and set the streets alight. Last week I attended one of these demonstrations, against the statue of Cecil Rhodes in Oxford. I have lived in Oxford for more than 50 years and I went out of interest, not because I care especially about this mediocre sculpture of a questionable man.

The event was utterly incoherent, moving from vague rage against the long-dead Rhodes to concerns about the oppression of West Papua to shouts against colonialism. As far as I know, China is the only major colonial power left. Peking is certainly raping Africa on a scale Cecil Rhodes never dreamed of.

But such people can’t quite bring themselves to attack that particular regime. Sometimes I think the radical Left are more nostalgic for the British Empire than any retired Indian Army colonel ever was.

They need it, to hate it. Its utter deadness is a nuisance to them..

No actual debate can take place in these conditions. And where there is no debate there is no freedom. I have also pointed out for years – without effect – that the police were long ago infiltrated with radical Left-wing thought.

I warned of Cressida Dick in 2004, noticing her early experiments in ‘negotiating’ with demonstrators rather than reclaiming the streets from them, and predicting that she would be the first female Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

I pointed out that Labour’s smoothie Mandelsonian and Blairite Eurocommunists were far more dangerous than Jeremy Corbyn’s crude and obvious Marxism.

Now, when Sir Keir Starmer (pictured below – another one of those who dallied with a Trotskyist sect in the 1980s) kneels in supplication to the new orthodoxy, who wants to tell me he is a ‘moderate’?

Labour leader Kier Starmer took the knee, in a gesture which was shared widely online

People thought this frothing, intolerant Leftism did not matter or was a minor issue on the edge of our society. But in fact it was the first wave of a new orthodoxy which will shortly be dominating all our lives. And it is the Covid frenzy which has made its final triumph much closer.

For the Tory Party – in office but not in power – has over the past few months done the militant Left a huge favour. It has destroyed itself – voters will not forgive the mess it has made of their lives and of the economy, especially when they get the bill and the inevitable public inquiry reveals just how wrong they were.

The Johnson Government is now just keeping Downing Street warm for Sir Keir and his Blairite legions. But this will be far worse than 1997, when the Blairites moved softly and cautiously, nervous that they might rouse the Forces of Conservatism.

For the past few weeks have also demonstrated that all the pillars of British freedom and civilisation are hollow and rotten, and that we are ripe for a sweeping cultural revolution as devastating as the one Lenin and Dzerzhinsky launched in Petrograd in 1917.

Except that this time there will be no need to storm the Winter Palace, seize the railway station or the telephone exchange or the barracks. The Left are already in control of every lever of power and influence, from the schools the Tories are too weak to reopen to the police, the Civil Service, the courts and the BBC.

It is regime change. …




17 Responses to “PETER HITCHENS: As the Left now controls every lever of power, we face nothing less than Regime Change”

  1. quadcore says:

    August 19, 2016 by concisepolitics


    Jewish Bolsheviks Murdered 
    66 Million In Russia.

  2. quadcore says:


    The danger which Patton presented to his enemies was not merely that he was a great American patriot; he also was impervious to any sort of undue influence. He had married Beatrice Ayer, one of the wealthiest women in America. This made him financially invulnerable, and he was happily married, which made it impossible for him to succumb to the blandishments of foreign agents such as Kay Summersby. He opposed Jews and Communists, not only because they were enemies of America, but, because they were a lower order of human beings. He refers to the fact that the Jew is an Asiatic, devoid of feeling for human life. Shortly before he was killed he wrote in his Diary Oct. 1, 1945, “THE JEWISH TYPE OF DISPLACED PERSON IS, IN THE MAJORITY OF CASES, A SUBHUMAN SPECIES WITHOUT ANY OF THE CULTURAL OR SOCIAL REFINEMENTS OF OUR TIME.”

  3. quadcore says:

    My Struggle against the Jews, by Eustace Mullins

     Admin June 14, 2013  Other Writers

    In which Eustace Mullins describes his victimization at the hands of the Jews and his close personal friendship with the persecuted poet Ezra Pound.

  4. quadcore says:


  5. Aldous says:

    Hi Tap, Weaver and All. Desperate times make no mistake.
    I just had a strange observation from a friend who pointed this article out to me and regarding Starmer’s shoes.
    I’m not sure I would have noticed it but they do seem rather strange for a wealthy politician.
    Almost like something one might get from a charity shop.
    Is that actually Starmer taking this damn knee job and trembler at his age?

  6. sovereigntea says:

    Keir Starmer, Member of the British Parliament; Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, London

    Baron Frans Van Daele, Honorary Chief of Staff, HM the King of Belgium, BrusselsCount Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council emeritus; former Prime Minister of Belgium; President, European Policy Centre, BrusselsBaroness Shriti Vadera, Chairman, Santander UK plc, London *Raivo Vare, Entrepreneur and Statesman serving on Supervisory Boards in Estonia; former Minister of State and former Minister of Transport and Communication, Tallinn

    Jane B urston, Head of C limate and Environment, UK N ational Physical Laborator y, Middlesex

    Get the idea … hierarchical networks mostly of useful idiots !
    Imagine… If the central spider controls 8 sub spiders and each in turn controls a further 8 lesser spiders and so on working for a common purpose in lockstep.

    1×8 = 8
    8×8 = 64
    64×8 = 512
    512×8 = 4096

  7. quadcore says:

    “[T]he useful idiots, the leftists who are idealistically believing in the beauty of the Soviet socialist or Communist or whatever system, when they get disillusioned, they become the worst enemies. That’s why my KGB instructors specifically made the point: never bother with leftists. Forget about these political prostitutes. Aim higher. […] They serve a purpose only at the stage of destabilization of a nation. For example, your leftists in the United States: all these professors and all these beautiful civil rights defenders. They are instrumental in the process of the subversion only to destabilize a nation. When their job is completed, they are not needed any more. They know too much. Some of them, when they get disillusioned, when they see that Marxist-Leninists come to power—obviously they get offended—they think that they will come to power. That will never happen, of course. They will be lined up against the wall and shot.” 
    ― Yuri Bezmenov

  8. quadcore says:


    What you are about to read should act as a WARNING to all non-Jews throughout the world. It hopefully should open the eyes of many who knew him in Washington government circles

  9. quadcore says:

    Communism in Cambodia

    This article in youtube video

    Communism is generally defined as; a political theory derived from Karl Marx (a jew) or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state; A system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.

    -Totalitarianism defined as – of or relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state

    In 1935 Rabbi Stephen Wise stated “Some call it Marxism, I call it Judaism. In all reality communism is, was, and has always been jewish. That is the key point and headline in and every travestiviety committed under the name of communism; judaism, christianity, Islam, the reign of Josef stalin, Mao Tse Tsung, etc….

    Communism is Jewish

    You have nothing, you are nothing. The point of life is to work and die. Communistic view towards you – “To keep you is no benefit, to destroy you is no loss.” Communism’s ultimate goal is to create a slave state.

    Essentially using nihilism as one of their biggest tools, and also of course using torture, mass murder, depopulation, and genocide.

    Nihilism defined as – the rejection of all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless. (Mentioned within many writings of Friedrich Nietzsche)

    In Cambodia in the 1960’s Saloth Sar or otherwise known as Pol Pot, was the leader of the communist party Khmer Rouge. [Khmers rouges, were the name given to the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea in Cambodia formed in 1968] Pol pot and his communist party began a reign of undeniable horrors, committing crimes against humanity and have still never been brought to justice…

    • Side note* Saloth Sar learned many ideas from Mao, the radical Communist leader of China who was also a personal friend.

    • Tapestry says:

      We know a Cambodian family who lived through the horrors of Pol Pot. They described the killing of anyone who was middle class. Somehow they survived, and a daughter married a friend of ours in Manila. They now live with their son in Phnom Penh.

  10. quadcore says:

    PROOF POSITIVE! These Fake Race Riots Were Pre-Planned Right Down to the Memes and Mottos

    This Riot MEME was posted by
    The Obama Foundation
    on May 16, 2020 with
    a clear picture of George Floyd—
    tweeted 9 days before his death!

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