Far right extremes or centrist teens? 

The Dissident Right is just the sensible centre 

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Sex sells, Right wing politics doesn’t. Biology believers advertise themselves as “gender-critical”. Critical? We aren’t the critics, they are. There’s “lockdown sceptics”, whose name apart from sounding like a company that secures septic tanks – conceded novel lockdowns were common-sense from the off. How about Trumpers or Groypers? Names befitting bawdy 1970s comedy characters who pass wind and get handsy. Then there’s TERFS, TradCaths, SocCons, RawEggers, Reactionary Feminists and Retvrners.

Apart from hating each other, these groups have in common that they can be (with a thousand caveats) rolled into the “dissident Right”. The out-and-proud dissident wears the brand with glee – he considers himself as a Right-wing Leninist, a gigachad, an intellectual. But the world above ground imagines a basement dwelling Yu-Gi-Oh aficionado with a lifetime membership to the Flat Earth Society. It’s not sexy. Between Brexiteers, TradCons, Ukippers,  and all the rest, we’ve never had a good name — until now: the Sensible Centrists. 

That’s right, while you were labouring under the delusion that you were a hard-Right dissident, you were actually a centrist. We have been duped into thinking our views are radical by a top-down coup stretching from Hollywood to the Humanities. Centres of cultural power have maliciously shifted the terms of the discourse far to the Left. Backed by quango power and the Blair machine this powerful coalition has successfully limited the scope of acceptable opinions on every topic to Left, or Far-Left. By booting the Overton Window so far, they have succeeded in framing sensible positions as dissident – so much so us centrists have been tricked into actualising ourselves according our enemies’ grammar. 

An invasion of the Communist body snatchers

Fortunately, the veil has now been lifted. The realisation that our feet are planted firmly in the centre ground has spread across the Twittersphere, and will, I predict, atriculate downward into civil society at large. Prominent centrist Carl Benjamin, also known by the moniker Sargon of Akkad, outlined his conception of sensible centrism, which includes promoting family values and restoring the death penalty for severe crimes. The pundit Connor Tomlinson has described the new centre-ground as the “alternative to the biology-denying, anti-natalist, socialist extremists currently occupying everywhere — from the UN, to Parliament, to sitting in the M25”. 

Peter Whittle’s New Culture Forum Tweeted that “we advocate for sensible centrism, which is to say that we agree with the average viewpoint of all voters ”. Elon Musk has signalled his intent to vote for “sensible centrist” Ron DeSantis in 2024. Though the Guardian describes the Florida governor as “far Right”, the accuracy of Musk’s characterisation is born out by Ron’s re-election with 59% of the vote.

To illustrate just how sensible our outlook is compared to our opponents, let’s consider some examples. 


Radical Left: The NHS should mutilate the genitals of children and adults.

Left: The NHS should only mutilate the genitals of consenting adults. 

Sensible Centre: Genital mutilation should be outlawed.  


Radical Left: We should offer illegal immigrants a fast-track service to a British hotel.

Left: We should house anyone who arrives on British shores in a hotel.  

Sensible Centre: We should control our border.


Radical Left: British and European values are irredeemably evil and should be replaced. 

Left: British and European values are of tolerance and multiculturalism, and taking the knee is patriotic. 

Sensible Centre: The world is indebted to Britain for exporting the industrial revolution.  

As we can see, on all the major issues, we are in the centre, and our opponents are on the radical fringe. Central to their con has been to wear the skin of our beloved institutions, like an invasion of the Communist body snatchers. When the BBC uncritically promotes radical San Francisco race and gender theory – it does so in our name, and by presenting it in the veneer of something trusted and British, normalises it. When the England team centre OneLove armbands, kneeling and equality, they make us feel bad for bothering to care about the football. Even the British flag has been co-opted to represent something antithetical to Britishness, that’s why Keir Starmer can play ‘my flag is bigger than yours’ with the Tories and only provoke grumbles from the most militant of Trotskyists. 

It has been a clever deception, but now is the time to look past the smoke and mirrors. Seeing clearly, we can understand that the Labour party are radical Left, and the Tory party are the Left. Take polling on migration – YouGov regularly asks whether “Brits think that immigration has been too high or low in the last 10 years?”. Their latest report shows that 59% agree immigration has been too high – there’s that DeSantis number again – and just 13% think it has been too low. 77% of us consider illegal migration a serious issue – and that’s the 2019 number – with 62% in agreement that illegal migrants should be returned to France. 71% report that mass migration has caused division in Britain, and 64% that too many migrants do not abide by British customs.

These views are self-evidently true, backed by the vast majority – super majorities in many cases – and are as natural as they are sensible. But Radio 4 or Politics Live would not permit a guest to say immigration has been too high, causes division and that illegals should be deported – without interruption by the hysterical shrieking of the far-Left panellists and hosts. Whether or not the sensible centrist manages to conclude his point is irrelevant – the five screaming Leftists billed as moderates have telegraphed to the audience that centrist views are fringe and dissident. This exploits our primaeval urge to be in with the tribe, to veer away from confrontation that could result in ostracism and death in the primordial context. They trust we will heed the words of our tribal elder, aunty Beeb, like victims of an extended Milgram experiment.

We must be vigilant not to be swept away by the raging currents of rolling news and social media. Taking a look back we can see just how rapidly positions everyone agreed were in the sensible centre have been reconfigured as dangerous by the mainstream. For example, take the following quote:

“The vast bulk of the British people are not racist. It is in their nature to be moderate. But they expect Government to respond to their worries. They can accept migration that is controlled and selective. They accept and welcome migrants who play by the rules. But they will not accept abuse or absurdity and why should they?” 

This was William Hague speakin Tony Blair speaking in 2004. 

How about: 

“Marriage is between a man and a woman and states must respect that. Nobody’s violated that law, there’s been no challenge to that law. Why do we need a constitutional amendment? Marriage is between a man and a woman.”

Words there by George Wallace in 1966 no, just checked, it was Joe Biden in 2006. 

“We cannot be held back inside or outside the EU from taking the steps we need to develop and invest in cutting edge industries and local business stop the tide of privatisation and outsourcing, or from preventing employers being able to import cheap agency labour to undercut existing pay and conditions in the name of free market orthodoxy.”

Tommy Robinson Jeremy Corbyn, 2017. 

“It does not make a lot of sense to me to bring hundreds of thousands of those workers into this country to work for minimum wage and compete with Americans kids”

Nick Fuentes Bernie Sanders, 2013

Prior to 2015, Twitter refused to mediate between disputes on its platform and advised users only to report illegal content. Since then, it has banned tens of thousands of accounts for expressing sensible centrist views, and enshrined far Left views into its terms of service, one example being the ban on so-called misgendering. Similarly, Facebook functioned as a forum for open discussion until Nick Clegg was tasked with censoring the sensible centre, initiating a widespread purge of boomers who were not au fait with the latest pronouns.

We are the sensible centrists – start calling yourself one.

Hollywood, which was once governed by the Hays code outlawing “discussions of sexual perversity”, now routinely brags about its promotion of queer romance to the forefront of its films, even in children’s programming. The BBC has gone from a trusted news source to a never-ending open mic night for self-professed Communists and anti-white racists. Far Left social policy has merged with extreme economic doctrines to forge woke capital – backed by NGOs, governments and quangos their missive is to normalise the abnormal, exploit the nation and make pariahs of their opponents. We must not forget that they are the extremists, not us.

If like me you believe in borders and biology, self-determination and sovereignty, in rights as well as responsibilities – you might have until now suffered under the misapprehension you were somehow dissident. That understanding does our moderate views a disservice, it loses the war of position faster than a sceptic is routed by a scientist. It confuses our peers as profoundly as gender-critical feminists confound terrestrial audiences. We should echo the former Democrat congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard – an upstanding moderate – who condemned her erstwhile party as pushers of anti-white racism, driven by cowardly wokeness, ruled by an elite cabal. That critique is as salient levelled at our own Tory party as it is in the USA.

When the Conservative MP Jamie Wallis crashed his car, and then illegally fled the scene wearing high heels and a miniskirt – his party praised his bravery. The tendency to excuse or at worst endorse illicit behaviour extends to illegal migration, gender reassignment and anti-British hate. In each case they are bowed into radical woke behaviour by the cabal of body snatchers wearing the skin of our institutions. Their position is the extreme one, not ours, we are the sensible centrists – start calling yourself one.

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