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FOX HUNTING

From the barren wasteland of another week of Leftist/feminist white-male bashing strides an unlikely hero; an actor. And not just any actor. Son of James Fox and therefore nephew of the urbane Edward, Laurence Fox is a talented musician in addition to his thespian CV. One would think an actor would have an easy ride of it on BBC’s Question Time, packed to the rafters as it always is with Leftists thinking in lockstep. Fox had other ideas when he appeared on the programme.

In a 38-second sequence that has become near-legendary in just a few days, Fox dared to question one of the shibboleths of the Left’s tawdry belief system; white privilege. Fox was speaking about the fiction of Meghan Markle’s ‘racist’ treatment by the British press, a subject we have dealt with here previously. Some gormless ‘academic’, a representative of a non-subject whose primary literature consists of diatribes against white men, accused Fox of being privileged and white. Instead of the standard luvvie response of rowing back and apologising, Fox dealt with the bimbo as casually as the Scarlet Pimpernel removing a speck of dust from his impeccable mechelin-lace shirt-cuff. Labelling him with the nebulous concept of ‘white privilege’ was, said Fox with a clarity the academic – Rachel Boyle – would have found alien and oppressive, de facto racist.

There is nothing so enjoyable about a petard as when some boorish, thickset, obtuse academic is hoist by her own. After the show, the ‘Twittersphere’ – which presents the psychosis of its contributors in the same way as measles presents as red spots – went predictably deranged. Fox was cast by the (il)liberals as a cross between a Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and Rudolf Hess. Meanwhile, as an increasingly red-pilled Piers Morgan pointed out, ‘the real world cheered him on’.

Next, the actors’ union Equity weighed in with their two bobs’. Can we just say en passant that the idea of an actors’ union is an insult to those who do actual jobs and require protection from exploitative and unscrupulous employers? You’re too kind. Acting isn’t work, and if you go to a workshop and there are no spanners, it isn’t a workshop.

Equity, however, with the moral megaphone of righteousness, branded Fox a disgrace to the profession. Scathing criticism, because we all know how morally spotless that profession is. Fox may have made his immediate acting career a little more onerous, but this is all the more reason to cheer him to the very echo.

The Left make the rules of social engagement, alter them whenever they reach a logical impasse, and eject all their toys from the perambulator whenever someone gainsays them. Fox’s small rebellion must be lauded, and it is profoundly to be hoped that there is much more of this sort of behavior in store from the previously supine dramatic profession.

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