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Piers Corbyn Joins Extreme Right in Protest against Drag Queen Story Hour.

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Corbyn Now Openly Far Right.

Our Mum and Dad took me and younger sister, we must have still have been in Primary School, to see a Christmas Panto at Golders Green Hippodrome in the early sixties. It starred Danny la Rue. The much-loved Drag artist…

Corbyn joins far right:

This indicates how confusionism, beginning from Corbyn’s anti-Vaz, “anti-globalist” conspiracy ideologies, meets up with the classic far right.

Or as classic red-browner Frank Furedi says,

The revolt against Drag Queen Story Hour

Parents are right to challenge the indoctrination of their children.

If groups of parents had not protested against Drag Queen Story Hour in recent weeks, then its campaign of indoctrination would have gone unnoticed in the UK. Even now, most people are unaware of what is going on in libraries and in some schools. This is why it is so important that the public becomes more aware of the issues at stake.

Parents:

NO ARRESTS have been made at a large gathering of protesters in a row about a drag queen book reading event.

Protests started from around 10am this morning outside the Jubilee Library in Jubilee Street, Brighton.

A small group of protesters, including Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers Corbyn, were met by hundreds of people protesting in solidarity of a drag queen doing a book read for children.

Aida H Dee has been reading their new book at the library and will also be appearing at Hove Library in Church Road at 1pm, as well as Woodingdean Library in Warren Road at 3pm.

Written by Andrew Coates

August 4, 2022 at 6:12 pm

As the Class Struggle intensifies Confusionist Grayzone Agents step up attack on Comrade Paul Mason.

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Grayzone Political Confusionism.

“The “mutually hostile offshoots from the Enlightenment, liberalism and Marxism, can at least now mount a joint defence operation against fascism.” wrote Paul Mason in How to Stop Fascism, History, Ideology, Resistance. (2021). He argued that “social, economic, climate and racial justice” could form the framework of this alliance against a resurgent far right.

Mason argued that modern fascism wanted a “global race war that reshapes the world into ethnic monocultures and ends modern society”. Yet, the national populist parties of Europe are not mass totalitarian parties, tightly organised “conspiratorial” quasi-military structures in full view (as Hannah Arendt called them), which could mount such a Armageddon. Their importance lies in electorally significant forms and their ideology which has seeped into the wider society.

From Spain’s Vox, Belgium’s Vlaams Belang, Denmark’s: Fremskridtspartiet, Poland’s ruling Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, Hungary’s Fidesz – Magyar Polgári Szövetség and France’s Rassemblement National, who now have an unprecedented 89 seats in the National Assembly, and the other parties in Europe, are anti-immigration (believers in the Great Replacement threat), welfare chauvinist (protecting their ‘own people’), ‘anti woke’ and defenders of national identity and sovereignty. The ruling Boris Johnson Cabinet in Britain has a lot in common – to cite their policies towards refugees alone – with these parties.

The ideas peddled by fellow-travelling national populist networks such as Spiked, GB TV, and a range of media outlets in France, from Valeurs Actuelles, Causer to CNews, centre on issues such as defending Brexit, attack “the bourgeois left”,  the liberal “elite”, “PC” (the old word for ‘Woke’), take up issues such as gender, and (in France) “l’écriture inclusive” – making the French language inclusive of real human genders. Mick Hume, the former editor of Living Marxism’s successor, LM, is at the heart of this nexus in the UK, writing in the Mail, ““The Remainstream TV media’s hysterical anti-Boris Johnson obsession is nothing less than an attempted coup,” No doubt those familiar with other countries could add to this brief list. Éric Zemmour, who got 7,07% of the vote in the first round of France’s Presidential elections, after having been credited with between 15 and 18% at one point, and whose 120,00 strong party, La Reconquête, won no MPs in the June Parliamentary elections, has been more important in spreading and popularising these views than its efforts at conquering political power.

In response, this is the nearest thing to a new Popular Front that we have, an immensely heartening vote for the united left in the France, Greens, Socialists, Communists, la France insoumise, and many smaller parties.

One development helping popularise far right themes is confusionism: the disintegration of political landmarks previously stabilised around the left-right axis. In breaking down the left right division those who follow what can be called the ‘anti-imperialism of fools’, align with any anti-West forces. The Grayzone stands accused. “It is known for misleading reporting[20] and sympathetic coverage of authoritarian regimes,[2][13][21] in addition to its denial of the Uyghur genocide.[25] The Grayzone has spread conspiracy theories about VenezuelaXinjiangSyria, and other regions. “

Conspiratorial claims about left-wing figures can also play a key role…..

Comrade Paul Mason has been attacked again and again by the Grayzone.

Anybody might think their real aim is to shut him out of the left, and stymie any attempt at creating a new popular front.

British security state collaborator Paul Mason’s war on ‘rogue academics’ exposed

KIT KLARENBERG AND DAVID MILLER·JUNE 21, 2022

Grayzone has found new friends to confuse:

Written by Andrew Coates

June 22, 2022 at 1:20 pm

Young Communist League Accused of Breaching Communist Party of Britain Democratic Centralism Rules on “Adulation of Stalin”.

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YCL, Mostly Masked, Accused of Chanting Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara…Stalin on TUC Demo.

These are serious charges but the evidence of the YCL breach of discipline is there for all to see:

We await a full report in the Morning Star, the daily paper of the left, and wholly independent of the Communist Party of Britain (CPB).

Labour movement voices are calling on the CPB Political Committee (PC) to organise a Control Commission to root out these wrecking forces undermining democratic centralism.

Here is a link to the guidelines these petty bourgeois elements are accused of breaking:

All progressive people hope that the anti-party clique behind these acts will be brought to heel.

Written by Andrew Coates

June 19, 2022 at 7:09 pm