Jeremy Clarkson of "Top Gear" fame faces further risk of cancellation over a December column in which he ridiculed former actress Meghan Markle. It appears he has decided to go out swinging, although his target is of much greater significance this time around.
The 62-year-old Briton penned an opinion piece over the weekend in the Sunday Times concerning his son's recent claim "there's a war going on."
The war his son was referencing was not that waged by Russia against Ukraine but the one allegedly afoot in the United Kingdom — in fields and streets, hills and landing grounds previously thought unconquered. The apparent enemy: the radical left, keen to "unstitch and burn the fabric of Britain."
Unlike militant socialists of old — Clarkson named British trade unionist Arthur Scargill as an example —, the leftists on the frontlines today allegedly hide "in the impenetrable shadow of anonymity, inventing new rules to ensnare anyone and everyone them deem to be unworthy."
While these leftists may conceal their intentions, Clarkson suggested their impact is far-reaching and unmistakable, citing as proofs the apparent ideological capture of television and radio, big business, and the education system in the U.K.
"When was the last time you saw a fictional police force hunting a gang of Muslim extremists? It's always the far right. ... Make a joke about she/him pronouns or Greta Thunberg, and they'll blow a piece of tumbleweed across the stage," he wrote.
Clarkson knows a great deal about the expurgation of nonconforming thought and thinkers from the British media — given his recent and forthcoming cancellations.
The former "Top Gear" presenter wrote a comedic column in December stating that he hated Markle on a "cellular level," and — in a reference to a scene from "Game of Thrones" — quipped that he wouldn't mind seeing "people throwing lumps of excrement at her."
On another occasion, Clarkson wrote that he wanted to "shoot a polar bear in the middle of its face" after Markle, whom he referred to as a "silly little cable TV actress," told commoners not to drive their automobiles.
Despite Clarkson offering a "mea culpa with bells on," several members of parliament accused him of hate speech and called for his removal from the nation's television screens.
Variety reported last week that Amazon will likely not be working with Clarkson on future seasons of "The Grand Tour" and "Clarkson's Farm."
The Daily Mail noted that he might also get the axe by ITV, thereby losing his gig hosting "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
In his opinion piece, Clarkson posed the questions, "Who's doing the erasing? Who's making the rules? That's just it. We don't have a clue. What we do know is that, having taken control of the television stations, without a shot being fired, they turned their attention, like any conquering army, to the schools."
Clarkson suggested that the leftists who successfully took over British schools "went fully Pol Pot, doing a comprehensive year-zero job on the curriculum so that kids would know their parents were all racists. Apart from those with 'unconscious bias.' Who were racists as well."
"You probably think, because you don’t know this war is going on, that when you drop little Johnny off at the school gates he’s going to learn the nine times table that day," wrote Clarkson. "No, he isn’t. He’s learning that he might actually be a girl, which is why there are probably tampon dispensers in the boys’ lavatories."
According to Clarkson, not only have schools, workplaces, and the media been conquered by the ideological peers of the Khmer Rouge but the British police, if not on board with these ideologies, is at least now deferential.
"Young people with green hair" are free to partake in iconoclasm or glue themselves to roads. However, a young woman with Asperger's syndrome who posted rap lyrics containing the N-word is fitted with "an ankle bracelet and a curfew order and made [to] pay £500 in costs as well as an £85 victim surcharge."
"We’ve now reached a point where the leader of the opposition is so boxed in and frightened that for a while he could not answer when asked if a woman could have a penis," added Clarkson, concluding, "There really is an army with the ability to remove from public life anyone who disagrees with its increasingly militant viewpoint."
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