run like that boris johnson He self-destructed his government over a sex scandal, which is like justifying face masks on our streets because there is a pneumonia epidemic. The talk of sex would be shocking and would give a lot to the media, but it is still a symptom, like a covid with pneumonia. The problem lies in the pathological form of frivolous privilege that afflicts an entire generation of the British aristocracy to which Boris belongs, David Cameron already advanced and for which the most likely successor of both when these lines are written, Rishi Sunakis also related.
in a way, anatomy of a scam, a recent television series, offers the best explanation of the phenomenon. Namely, the minister acting in the series self-destructs when he has more or less forced sex with an assistant, just as Boris self-immolates in his infamy when he named Chris Pincher Conservative Deputy Leader in the House of Commons.
The problem lies in the pathological form of frivolous privilege that afflicts an entire generation of the British aristocracy.”
Boris knew that Pincher had to resign already in 2017 they missed were also aware of another similar complaint in 2001 with a Conservative activist and a few months earlier, however, when a third and last complaint surfaced in the media, they denied it and prevented Pincher from expelling the party. He even protected them by refusing. That’s exactly what the prime minister does in the series.
Obviously, like his television counterpart, Pincher has no need to control his sexual impulses to avoid harming others, just as Boris has no need to control his ambition, the way he Leads and that’s how Cameron looked. The most common condition for extending their stay in Downing Street is the integrity of the United Kingdom.
One way to look at the matter from the perspective of the #Metoo movement, which apparently dominates anatomy of a scam, concludes that the pincher is the product of a certain kind of toxic masculinity. And they’re right, that Pincher is homosexual and that his victims are men too, the important thing is that Pincher behaves like a sexual predator and Boris doesn’t care. And yet, this argument remains a synopsis, in the sense that it takes the part (sexual assault) for the whole (abuse of power) and ultimately leads to conclusions that are disturbing. The bottom line is that Pincher knows he is part of a powerful group and knows he is protected by that power.
It’s not even about proximity to the government. It’s about descending into the pathological frivolity into which Boris, Cameron and Sunak were born.”
It’s not even about proximity to the government. What it’s about is a descent into the pathological insignificance of a social elite into which Boris and Cameron and Sunak were born and to which Pincher joins. Grown up in families of stratospheric resources, educated in elite schools (Eaton is of Cameron and Boris, Winchester in Fad’s case), Oxford and Cambridge universities (Pincher settled for LSE) and actually bred from the cradle. , the arrogance of the certainty of one’s own invincibility. as wonderfully reflected anatomy of a scamThe important thing is not the sex or the scandal, but the scenes that show how the protagonist is educated in the right to lie, deceive and impunity to such an extent that he gives up his own malice. Unable to recognize.
Boris, Cameron and half of those in the House of Commons testify to how the elites in the power structure of British society and almost no elite-like institutions in the advanced world have become cancerous. From the sage Sunak we know that he tolerated Boris and Boris’s lies and Boris’s insignificance until his own avenues for power opened up to him. And we also know, as he said on TV, that in his final year of university he only knew “elite” and “upper class people”. In short, we know that he is a privileged being.
David Sarias Rodriguez He is Professor of History of Political Thought at Rey Juan Carlos University.