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Darth Yan wrote: ↑
His economic policies and willingness to criticize Israel are fair points. A candidate with his policies but not his baggage would work. It’s a shame Boris and the conservatives are going to fuck things up though
What baggage? You will have to look long and hard to find a person with less baggage than Corbyn.
And you will see any leftist politician replaces him will be bodied in exactly the same way. It has zero to do with the person and everything to do with the politics.
You want a politician who doesn't get treated like this? Give up on the idea of leftist policies.
Thank you for writing this so I don't have to. Corbyn didn't have any "baggage", which is why the Tories (aided and abetted in character assassination by the media and the scummier members of his own party) had to invent it. Any other Labour leader who advocates similar policies will get similar treatment. These ARE the same Tories who Jew-baited Ed Milliband a few years ago and he wasn't as far left as Corbyn.
Just as I write this, George Monbiot of The Guardian is whining about the results on Democracy Now!. Doesn't this asshole read his own paper? They helped stab Corbyn in the back and now their columnist is fretting about bloodstains on the floor. Oh, and he's still peddling the whole "Oh Noes! Labour Is Anti-Semitic!" line. Hey dumbass, you got what you wanted! You and your paper wanted a Johnson victory, did your damnedest to take down Corbyn, and can't wait 24 hours before showing buyer's remorse? Fuck you!
This reminds me of what Norman Finkelstein wrote
about another Guardian hack by the name of Jonathan Freedland, who peddled the same garbage about Corbyn (boldface mine):
[W]hen my book, The Holocaust Industry, came out in 2000, Freedland wrote that I was ‘closer to the people who created the Holocaust than to those who suffered in it’. Although he appears to be, oh, so politically correct now, he didn’t find it inappropriate to suggest that I resembled the Nazis who gassed my family.
We appeared on a television program together. Before the program, he approached me to shake my hand. When I refused, he reacted in stunned silence. Why wouldn’t I shake his hand? He couldn’t comprehend it. It tells you something about these dull-witted creeps. The smears, the slanders – for them, it’s all in a day’s work. Why should anyone get agitated? Later, on the program, it was pointed out that the Guardian, where he worked, had serialised The Holocaust Industry across two issues. He was asked by the presenter, if my book was the equivalent of Mein Kampf, would he resign from the paper? Of course not. Didn’t the presenter get that it’s all a game?
It also reminds me of The Guardian's disgraceful support of last month's Nazi putsch in Bolivia. They had the gall to clutch their New Labour pearls when the new regime's first act was to grant preemptive amnesty to soldiers who torture or murder the Untermenschen
, which they did with gusto.
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Labour has faced the same claims of anti-Semitism as the Conservatives have of Islamophobia- disturbingly it mirrors the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Except that the charges of anti-Muslim bigotry against Johnson are true and the charges of anti-Semitism against Corbyn are a Goebbelian lie. This leaves aside the fact that anti-Jewish bigotry is mostly taboo after Nuremberg, while baiting Muslims isn't. Britain isn't in the business of bombing, shooting or torturing Jews but they are in the business of doing all that and worse to Muslims.
IMO this will be as bad for the UK as Trump has been for the US, if not worse.
Our friends in the UK are in for a real treat over the next five years. They will soon experience the joys of rationing insulin and other life-saving drugs, going deep into debt after going to the hospital and of course having to beg on social media for money to pay the medical bills of sick, injured or dying relatives. We Americans are numb to this sort of thing, but for Britons it's going to be a real punch in the gut.