With all due respect to Jeremy Corbyn, he is locked in a cupboard surrounded by a legion of self interested neo-liberal fanatics and they have set his arse on fire.
The New Labour careerists have decided, at a very early stage, how few of their personal comforts they are prepared to sacrifice for the unwashed masses. In the newly gentrified lounges of North Lambeth, and the rustic £30 a bottle wine bars, they have gouged a ditch in the sand with their Italian leather brogues. The revolution will not be gushed over.
Having spent a generation nesting in the belly of the laughably labelled ‘Workers Party’, they aren’t about to give way to the actual workers with their racing pigeons, flatulence, flat caps and chasm wide vowels. This is their age. Chilling with well heeled hipsters, ‘Belgium out of Trumpton’ fundraisers, savings discreetly burrowed away and ‘I don’t know how we afford it but its worth the struggle’ Tuscan cottages. This is the new voice of the starving, homeless and oppressed. A silent voice. In fact a choir of silent voices all checking their blackberries and endorsing each others offspring for rare job opportunities.
There is no point highlighting the immoral criminality of the Tories anymore. No matter how brightly you shine the lamp, how repulsive the revelations are, they don’t care. They revel in our contempt. They need to be destroyed and that can’t be done until the Blairite effluence has been swilled off the windscreen. Any potentially effective left wing mobilisation will be drowned at birth by the middle class faux compassionate element who exist to perpetuate their own comfort. It’s a trait of the middle class intelligentsia to join and then to consume. In politics, law, the media, arts and any other arena they don’t share. They recognise opportunity and they make it theirs alone. Spoiled brats hot housed to succeed and programmed not to share. If Timmy has cake and you want cake, use your connections to take 90% of his cake and then stamp on the remaining 10% so that yours tastes that little bit sweeter.
This is a generation of Labour politicians who understand and sympathise with their Tory counterparts. They know them. They grew up with them, went to school with them, ejaculated nto the same pig’s heads as them. They share a class and that class will always put its own before any other interest. They wear red ties because, when the time came to choose, Labour seemed to have the better career opportunities. Just as much as the rest, they despise the poor and they exist to defend and nurture capitalism.
People who will vote for austerity cuts, tax credit cuts, outrageous nuclear weapon spending, bombing uppity foreigners, anti Trade Union legislation, corporate tax theft and any manner of bigotry. All because it suits their class and the expansion of their status and security.
These people have effectively rendered this country a one party state. They will throw any attempt to encourage equality and fairness under the bus. Consider the outrage at the suggestion that £100 billion may be better spent on education, health and creating employment than on a capitalist nuclear cock. A piece of ordinance designed by men to wipe out vast numbers of innocent lives, for the sake of imperialist expansion and new business markets. People who claim to be Socialist, they aren’t and never could be, supporting this satanic monstrosity and why ? Do we really have intelligence that Uncle Joe didn’t disappear in 53 ? Was he cryogenically frozen by those pesky Reds and they aim to defrost him any minute now ? Lets be honest, he will be furious at how its turned out and he may just want to turn America’s favourites lapdog into a radioactive waste just to make a point. Alternatively, lets accept that nothing is so powerful it’s a deterrent in the hands of the Capitalist cabal, stop fantasising about being a global power and spend the money on making a better life for everyone.
Point is, they aren’t supporting Trident to defend the old Nazi’s Realm. They support it because they don’t want to upset America. America with its huge wads of cash oozing from every lobbyist. Its 20 grand a pop Bible Belt lecture tour circuit for retired/unseated foreign politicians who played the game. Embrace Trident and appease the land of the golden pension.
Continue to treat Trade Unions as a Trotskyite plot to have the Queen in shackles by Xmas and the first 3 weeks of Bake Off being contestants queuing for sawdust bolstered flour. Dig up the dark days of the 70s and the gleaming eyed fanatics attacking from within. I was there. I was a kid but I was there. I’m old enough. Its not just propaganda, its fantasy. Britain was on its knees because of generations of jaw dropping mismanagement, a failure to embrace industrial modernisation and a culture of attacking every reasonable demand from the workers. It wasn’t the Unions, it was the bosses. Same as today, backed by a complicit media willing to lie for the old school tie. Stop rewriting history and stand up for the 99%.
The housing market is perverse. The Evil Empress introduced Right to Buy and buried rent control legislation because she was a shopkeepers daughter and was aroused by the scent of coin. She envisaged a tighter version of property poverty and it has come to pass. Bloated, greedy bastards owning dozens of properties and pushing up rents more and more. More money into fewer pockets. Enslaved just to keep a roof over your head and no savings, comfort zone or hope. Keep the serfs desperate and they will do more work, in worse condition for less pay. Why aren’t Labour MPs screaming at the outrage ? Have a look at how many of them are landlords.
I heard a multiple property landlord on BBC, unchallenged of course, suggesting that every tiny wage increase meant that people could pay more rent. The assumption that all of the purse must be his. A parasite. Nobody raised a solitary note of objection. In a better age, this man and his ilk would be dragged into the street and hanged from his own guttering.
How many will have the guts to support scrapping tuition fees ? People who had expensive educations, with non refundable grants, lumbering my children with decades of struggle. Educate them to a point and harness them with massive debt. The more they worry about where their kids will sleep, the less fuss they will make about the crimes of the rich.
Corbyn mania has been an interesting distraction. Until he purges the Blairites, careereists and capitalist fanatics, it will never be anything else. What he may be remembered for is as the spark in a bigger movement. A change of culture that finally accepted that there is an alternative to greed. A voice backed by many that screams ‘enough’. If not, its just darkness.