SIR JOHN HAYES: Awakened Fanatics Are Using Taxes Money To Denigrate Our Heritage
The Imperial War Museum recently apologized for ending this year’s Remembrance Sunday silence with a ‘wake up’ rap attacking Sir Winston Churchill.
As bizarre and utterly disrespectful as this spectacle was, I can’t say I was surprised. Contempt for our nation and history is now so widespread that it has infiltrated our most important institutions and the people who run them.
‘Wokeism’ is based on the bitter prejudice that the entire Judeo-Christian tradition, and the Western societies that stem from it, are fundamentally corrupt. That our society is essentially racist and intolerant.
If the West is evil, it follows that everywhere else is persecuted and virtuous. A disturbing moral certainty typifies awakened movements, a belief in the purity and primacy of their cause.
Their views are confirmed and reinforced by social media, a place for posing, posture and positioning, but rarely for discussion.
In our brave new world, activist groups compete for attention by screaming louder and louder in what can best be described as a competition of victimization.
Imperial War Museum recently apologized for ending this year’s Remembrance Sunday silence with a ‘wake up’ rap attacking Sir Winston Churchill. Pictured: Churchill statue in Parliament Square damaged in June 2020 protest
At first glance, it is difficult to understand why reasonably educated people might be inclined to agree with such a distorted worldview.
Yet it turns out that our civil service gives these politically motivated doomsayers access to huge sums of precious public money that, once secured, is spent to mock and divide us.
The most high-profile culprit, of course, is Stonewall, who has received millions of pounds in public funding to evangelize a trans agenda that has been rejected by many feminists and even some in the LGBT community.
The problem is deeper and more endemic than many people understand and goes to the heart of how we are governed.
All over Whitehall, departments are awarding huge sums of taxpayers’ money to groups that are openly hostile to Britain’s values of fairness, open-mindedness, mutual respect and fairness.
For example, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) has deemed it appropriate to spend tens of thousands of pounds on Shout Out UK, a group that claims that people living in rural areas are “just as bad as the sincere believers.” of white domination’.
This condescension typifies the distance between the prejudiced metropolitan elite and the common sense of tiny Britain.
It’s hard to fathom how a government department can justify spending money to discredit the millions who live in rural towns and villages.
It turns out that our civil service gives politically motivated groups access to huge sums of public money that, once secured, is spent to divide us, says Sir John Hayes (pictured left)
Before the pandemic, DCMS appeared to be funding the efforts of a magazine called The Meteor to topple statues in Manchester.
The magazine pushed for a complete overhaul of the images – enriching the inner city – with an article stating, ‘We make new history when we replace them’.
Among the figures dismissed as no longer relevant were former British Prime Ministers Robert Peel and the Duke of Wellington.
This talk of making new history has a chilling echo of 20th-century Nazism and Stalinism. Mocking the great figures of our country’s past is a common theme for those who receive public money.
Earlier this year, the Arts and Humanities Research Council awarded a significant amount to a project on “White Supremacy and White Saviors” in children’s literature.
The lead academic on this project is one person who makes no secret of her hatred of Churchill, saying that ‘the man was a plague… What a cruel, macho, imperialist abomination that man was… Ugh’.
If no action is taken, Britain’s values that guarantee social harmony and social cohesion will face an uncertain future in the face of prolonged attacks by a cabal of well-funded militant agitators.
This is why the Common Sense Group, made up of 50 Conservative MPs, supports the new campaign group Britain Uncancelled and its efforts to ‘defund culture’.
The government needs to do more to defend the patriotic majority so detested by the frenzied ‘awake’ crowd.
The Cabinet Office may begin this process by launching an inter-departmental assessment of government spending, informed by groups such as Britain Uncancelled, which highlight cases where funds have ended up in the wrong hands.
Well-funded wakeful fanatics denigrate our heritage, dishonor our heroes, and silence those who dare to question them.
It is vital that we stand up for Britain by embracing our history rather than hiding it.