Art vandalism: an establishment operation
The recent attacks on art in order to further eco-activism reasons is not anti-establishment. Further evidence emerges that the art attacks are an establishment operation.
It turns out the attacker of The Hay Wain in the National Gallery last week was Hannah Hunt, who previously featured in an article that appeared on 10 April 2022 in The Guardian/Observer. The journalist accompanied the eco-activists and interviewed Hunt, who is driven by the starry-eyed desire to make a difference – even though all she is doing is advancing the action of globalists intent on population reduction, global migration, materialist secularism and eco-serfdom in an eco-theocracy. See my previous article here.
The article describes the preparations for direct action, including discussions with individuals who had been arrested for blocking motorways. It presents the views of Roger Hallam, founder of Rise Up and Extinction Rebellion and uncritically accepts the reports of NGOs demanding accelerated control over energy production, material consumption and population size. The article negatively portrays the anger of professional drivers trying to do their jobs and frustration at the illegality of the protestors actions. Wholly sympathetic to the cause of the activists, it is hard to see this piece as anything other than support and promotion of an extremist group.
Except, of course, that this extremist group is an arm of the establishment.
Hunt is a member of the privileged class. An investigative newspaper article found the Hunt family owns multiple homes. She travels to exotic locations on holiday. Her father runs an environmental consultancy firm. Climate fear is a huge industry, supported by government money, academia and corporate donations. Environmental alarmism is one of the key issues that legitimises the seizure of property, withdrawal of freedoms for ordinary people and the establishment of systems of monitoring, which are ready to be purposed as systems of control in the case of an emergency. “Climate crisis” is such an emergency generated by the network of academia, mass media and the deep state.
The deep state is essentially the civil service, including career military, senior police, judiciary and the associated QUANGOs or NGOs that are designated “stakeholder partners” in areas from education, prisons and security to data management and service provision. This extends to the embedding of massive corporations into the workings of the state so deeply that it is not possible to make the classic private/public sector distinction. In other words, the deep state is the upper reaches of government and state apparatus that do not change with elections, are effectively unaccountable positions and lifetime appointments/careers. The deep state is more powerful than any elected politician because it outlasts the position or career of any elected politician.
This loose network of deep state with academia, education and the press is what Curtis Yarvin has described as “the Cathedral”. This is something that I discuss in my article on that topic in the current issue of Bournbrook Magazine. The only currently viable threat to the consensus control over all Western nations is populism. Although such populism is on a weak foundation – wide but shallow – and is fickle, not principled and too easily duped. To the extent that liberalist individualism ever offered an opposition to technocracy, it has forfeited this by accepting the credentialism and scientism used to push eco-austerity. Ethno-nationalism and religion may yet rise as sources of opposition, but not yet.
Yet, the revelations about Hunt and the other activists – that they are pampered, cossetted wards of establishment-connected families – is less significant than the appearance of the original article. Do not be distracted by accusations of hypocrisy and privilege, true though they may be. Everyone knows that eco-activists are ignorant dupes, flagrant hypocrites and insufferably selfish. Keep your eye on the ball. It is the mechanism of delivery which is important.
The Guardian/Observer is the propaganda arm of the establishment. Politically, it is aligned with the deep state and it is actually integrated into the deep state. It furnishes the talking points for BBC news and current affairs and is financially supported by the BBC and other members of the non-governing elite. It is where the top jobs in higher levels of education, PR, NGOs and media are advertised. It is entirely in line with all the major political parties, merely chiding the Parliamentary Conservative Party and government for being too retardatiere in implementing the globalist eco-agenda. So, to see this outlet acting as a promoter and justifier of this eco-activist group is prima facie evidence that the establishment backs this agenda. The activists are the vanguard who make the establishment look reasonable and considered as they propel us towards “net zero” without public mandate. You have not seen any politician come out and denounce the cause of the attackers; they simply deplore damage to artefacts and quibble over timing of the eco-austerity.
The fact that The Guardian/Observer is putting the case for eco-activism tells non-governing elite readers that violence in order to facilitate eco-austerity is approved of by the establishment. “Activists, you will be treated leniently. Promoters, you will be given a platform. Funders, your donations are turning into action. Supporters, your side is winning.” Art attacks are establishment action.
This article relates to my forthcoming book Artivism: The Battle for Museums in the Era of Postmodernism, published 2 August. Preview the book here.