Guest Post: The Left-Wing Case Against Jeremy Corbyn.
As a pluralist democratic socialist Blog we publish this guest post, despite reservations about its content.
He contributed the following lines (removed from the final version), “1. Islamists are tossers. 2. Stalinists are tossers. 3. Most Trots are tossers. 4. So are most Labour leftists. 5. And most anarchists. 6. And every variety of post-modernist.”
I have not left the Left, it’s the left that’s left me.
“I am past-it enough to remember trolleybuses and steam trains, tractors in the Ipswich Buttermarket, and old Suffolk ‘bor’ doffing their caps when the young ‘Master’ visited relatives on the Estate.”
“Apart from my Vlog I have run a successful sweet shop empire in Bixley for the past twenty years, have increased the Labour vote in the Parish Council, and, for all its faults, have come to terms with the market society.”
“Corbyn is not a wholly wicked man, but the 1980s hard left were all complete bastards.”
“The first thing to know about him is that he’s a boilerplate leftist with a thicko’s take on the world. He barely got his Latin ‘O’ level, and like Hugo Chávez, he speaks fluent Spanish – dog Latin!“
“Many of Corbyn’s prescriptions are delusional – nationalising everything is not the solution it once was.”
“When he announced plans to create take into public ownership Kebab production I wondered what the people of Green Lanes think!”
“The verbal abuse directed at insufficiently left-wing members of the Labour party during the leadership contest is both comic and sinister.”
“Opponents of the moronic, scraggly bearded, rabbit food munching, dinosaur, ‘Compo’ Corbyn, who clearly needs a heart-and-brain transplant, do not stoop so low.”
“His ‘anti-Zionist’ international politics, taken from the pages of Der Stürmer are muddle-headed. Bringing an end to war is a little harder than simply declaring oneself a pacifist.”
“My plans to create a special intervention force for Syriya, backed by Turkey and the US, to save the Kurds, have some modest echo: I expect our bearded comrade Corbyn to oppose them!”
“Yesterday when it was announced that Corbyn plans to sack everybody in Labour HQ and replace them with his own appointees, I was reminded of Pol Pot’s entry into Phnom Penh – about to blow up the National Bank building on Tou Samouth Boulevard.”
“Now I hear from a reliable source that he plans to put Tariq Ali in the House of Lords!”
“The genuine heirs of the Suffragettes and the Chartists and the Tolpuddle Martyrs shouldn’t be cowed by people who view a bar of soap as a tool of capitalist oppression.“
“I shall be joining the Resistance!”
“Join the Free French, or, the Maquis!“