STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Free-Market Thinking Advances in Britain
By Staff News & Analysis - November 30, 2012

UKIP is now the 'second party of the North' Farage declares as panicked Tories hire new guru who warns northern voters feel 'ignored' … The UK Independence Party is now the main challenger to Labour in the North of England, leader Nigel Farage declared after his party surged in three by-elections. Mr Farage hailed UKIP's 'best-ever by-election result' after coming second in votes in Rotherham and Middlesborough, humiliating the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats who saw support collapse. – UK Daily Mail

Dominant Social Theme: We just won't talk about this one, boys.

Free-Market Analysis: Despite the naysayers, free-market thinking continues to advance. In the US conservative libertarian congressman Ron Paul literally had the nomination removed from his grasp by GOP dirty tricks. And now in Britain, we see UKIP making great strides.

What is UKIP? Here, from Wikipedia: The UK Independence Party is a Eurosceptic right-wing populist political party in the United Kingdom. The party describes itself as a "democratic, libertarian party".

UKIP has never won a seat in the House of Commons, but has three members in the unelected House of Lords, all of which are as a result of defections by Conservative peers. It also has 12 seats in the European Parliament, which is a reduction from 13 won in 2009 … UKIP currently holds one seat on the Northern Ireland Assembly due to a defection from former Ulster Unionist Party MLA David McNarry in October 2012.

The leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, was re-elected on 5 November 2010, having first served from 2006 to 2009. Farage has been a UKIP MEP since 1999 and is a founding member of the party after leaving the Conservative Party in 1992 when it led Britain into the Maastricht treat

UKIP has been making strides partially because of its anti-EU stand. The Tories have hinted at a referendum while stating that being "in" the EU is an important part of conservative policy. It is fairly clear that former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was dumped because of her opposition to the EU.

In fact, the EU is a regional steppingstone to global governance, created by the same power elite that has built up China and Russia. The world is truly headed toward consolidation and the EU is part of that trend.

The elites use dominant social themes, fear-based promotions to frighten middle classes into giving up power and wealth to globalist facilities. When it comes to UKIP, however, there is really no dominant social theme that will do. Nor is there any subdominant social theme.

Memes that could be applied to UKIP's victories must merely disparage UKIP and its supporters for being naïve and unrealistic. These are the same terms being applied to libertarians in the US.

But what we call the Internet Reformation continues to have an impact on the West's sociopolitical scene. As people begin to identify the source of their problems, they realize that less government rather than more is probably the solution.

While there are many statements even within the alternative media to the effect that the Internet and resultant free-market thinking are not having any larger effect, we have always disagreed with this perspective.

We've felt that, as with the Gutenberg press before, modern expanded channels of information would have a profound effect on human culture worldwide. We still believe this and believe as well that many power elite memes have been compromised by 'Net information.

Global warming, the war on terror, even monopoly fiat money itself have all come under attack within the context of credible perspectives grounded in history, philosophy and literacy generally.

Over time, we would tend to believe the Internet's impact will include a general undermining of Leviathan and even the spawning of secession movements. We believe that is underway now. Another area of change, of course, encompasses political parties.

Of course, within this context there are power elite false flags. Movements such as Occupy Wall Street are launched that appear to be genuine Internet evolutions but are actually intended to create the kind of division and chaos that provides an excuse for additional centralization.

But the trend away from bigness remains intact, in our view. UKIP and the US Libertarian Party, no matter how compromised or controlled, are telling us something about the mood of the electorate.

After Thoughts

The phony left-right paradigm is giving way to something else. In Britain, the Tories are apparently beginning to panic. We'd argue with cause.

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