As the candidates, supporters and voters of the United Kingdom Independence Party ( UKIP) deservedly celebrate their stunning victory over the entrenched political establishment, one has to wonder what the result would have looked like if the media, including the BBC, had done their job properly and scrutinised the parties and candidates, together with their policies, in a fair and balanced manner.
It must be remembered that this result was won in the face of a coordinated campaign of vilification and smear that was unprecedented in the history of British election campaigns, with the vilest abuse reserved for the UKIP party leader, Nigel Farage.
What this coordinated campaign has also exposed is that the supposed unbridgeable ideological differences between the three legacy parties is non existent. It is highly unlikely that historical political enemies from diametrically opposed ends of the political spectrum could ever cooperate to such a detailed level unless, of course, the enmity is a sham acted out for public consumption.
It is now plainly obvious that it is their consensus on the major issues that has allowed this cooperation to take place, together with their fear of of losing power and with it the prospect of a taxpayer funded sinecure in the future.
Another thing that became apparent was the sheer ferocity of the attacks and the bitterness displayed by the characters involved. One has to ask what makes people of the left, many of whom come from privileged backgrounds, to harbour such feelings of bitterness toward people they have never met, and who are mainly honest, decent, hard working fellow citizens?
No one epitomised this bitterness more than ultra left wing commentator and Daily Telegraph 'journalist' Dan Hodges. His foam flecked attacks on UKIP, especially Nigel Farage, were bordering on hysterical and totally unjustified.
In the mistaken belief that simply labeling someone as 'racist' automatically gives him moral superiority and wins the game, he bombarded the media all day long with spurious charges without any evidence of actual racism.
Hodges obviously hasn't realised that the British people are losing their fear of political correctness and being labeled racist by people of his ilk and/or the BBC. This in fact is now expected and in many cases it is worn as a badge of honour.
With a twist on the old adage about 'greatness' it could be said that 'some people are born bitter, some achieve bitterness and some have bitterness thrust upon them' - which one applies to Hodges is worth a little speculation.
Many people will have noticed that whatever their pet issue of the day is, leftwingers always use the word 'passionate' when describing their personal beliefs. Every thing from climate change to badgers, from bicycle lanes to bankers bonuses, where normal sensible people will agree or disagree, leftwingers, deeming themselves to be morally superior, will be 'passionate' about it.
This propensity to feel 'passion' on every issue no matter how minor, is a one of the reasons why they harbour feelings of bitterness toward anyone who disagrees.
Being born into the unreal world of Glenda Jackson's thespian community, Dan Hodges' access to real people has been severely restricted and one can only guess what strange ideas he was exposed to from an early age. We only need to look at the Redgrave family to get some idea of this community's weirdness.
(See here and here)
Potty trained by socialists, Hodges is steeped in left wing politics and the Labour party, therefore it should come as no surprise that he gets 'passionate' about issues, but does that fully explain his bitterness. Apparently he didn't endure a poverty stricken upbringing - on the contrary he appears to have been rather privileged.
A possible explanation is that his bitterness was handed down from his mother, the washed up former actress Glenda Jackson. It must be remembered how she brought eternal shame on the Mother of Parliaments when she was unable to contain herself during the House of Commons tribute to the recently deceased Margaret Thatcher.
This was supposed to be a dignified, non partisan affair acknowledging Mrs. Thatchers unique contribution to British and Parliamentary life. Regardless of ones personal opinions, not only was she Great Britain's first woman Prime Minister, it cannot be denied that she was an immense figure both at home and on the world stage.
The dignity of the occasion was desecrated by what appeared to be an unwashed, bitter and twisted old hag who unleashed a spiteful tirade of abuse against the lady who undeniably arrested Great Britain's descent into socialist mediocrity.
Read the full embarrassing episode here.
In an act of jaw dropping nerve, Jackson also brought into question Mrs. Thatchers womanhood. Really? I invite the reader to look at these photographs and decide for themselves.
Judging by this example of uncontrolled bitterness by his mother, it is no wonder Dan Hodges is the way he is and UKIP can expect more of the same as his losses are compounded by UKIP's continued march to power.
However, it's time to put this issue to one side for the time being and savour the moment of victory while waiting with baited breath for the EU election results on Sunday.