2016 has given the ‘angry man’ a voice suggests Matthew Steeples
Last night, in a bar in Chelsea, a middle-aged man came up to me and told me I’d “misunderstood” him. This individual, Richard Neagle, can be credited for trying to apologise but given he’d previously termed me “mentally unbalanced”, I felt justified in simply responding simply: “Please go away”.
Over recent months, I’ve encountered many of his type and Bill Clinton supposedly tells a similar tale. He is said to have remarked that Donald Trump was elected by “white, angry men” to someone in a bookshop recently and to me, Brexit has given the British equivalent the very same voice and one that they don’t deserve.
These men – other examples of whom I’ll name as Rupert James and Huw Shakeshaft – previously behaved themselves (to an extent) but with Trump headed to The White House and Nigel Farage his sidekick stooge, they think they can say whatever they want.
Racism and bigotry have risen to the fore and the hatefulness towards decent people like “the bitch former model”, as one especially bitter crone referenced Gina Miller, is deemed acceptable by these characters. Jo Cox MP got murdered by an extreme version of such a person this year and Anna Soubry MP was forced to report another to the police after they suggested she should “be hanged”. Gary Lineker, equally, suffered for simply standing up for immigrants and in the previously mentioned bar, a female version of the aforementioned proved it’s not just the men who are at it when she told the foreign man serving her drinks: “It’s your sort that have cost me my job”.
The rule of “if you’ve nothing decent to say, say nothing at all” has been thrown out of the window in 2016 and now mob rule prevails. It’s unacceptable and it has to stop.