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The press don't hate Corbyn. The press hate left-leaning politics. The UK has become a neoliberal econo-fascist vassal state of the US, and its ruling classes would like to keep it that way.

When someone like Corbyn turns up and tells them they're going to have to give up their privileges, and tells the Israelis and the Saudis that arms sales will end, and the Russians that they won't be able to launder their money any more, the outrageously biased smear campaign we've seen for the last few years is the inevitable result.

There's a certain element of game play in all of this. The press know it's just business, and so does Corbyn.

But I would be entirely unsurprised if a no-compromise Corbyn win was followed by a conveniently deniable but nonetheless effective Corbyn assassination.

It would have been - and possibly will be - the same for any genuine left-leaning leader with principles.

However - IMO the leftward tide is becoming unstoppable, especially among the young, and it's going to take over sooner or later. We'll see this week if that means almost imminently, or after a decade or two of fascist hell.

But one way or another it will take over.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 09:51:18 PM EST
Bit soon to be worrying about the next Spencer Perceval, innit, seeing as how the DNC campaign just achieved air?




Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 11:48:07 PM EST
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There's a cetain sort of person who is always looking for an excuse not to do something they think they ought to be seen doing.
So, various media and socially "liberal" people have to, once every 5 years, find a reason not to vote labour because admitting that they don't want to pay tax seems petty & bourgeois.

I, like many labour supporters, have been disgusted by the media's willingness to listen to any jewish conservative as to why Corbyn is unacceptable, but are unable to hear the shouts of the many left wing jews who are happy to vote for him. The dishonesty is grotesque, even by fleet St standards.


keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 03:21:16 PM EST
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Basic tenet of propaganda: never broadcast off-message views


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 06:20:25 PM EST
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My vote is for fascist hell, pretty much worldwide. The lessons of the past have been learned well by the worst sort, and the atomization of modern society has crushed the bonds of empathy and solidarity that once made left-leaning politics possible. It's only a matter of time before people like me who were dumb enough to get involved with left-leaning online dicussions are rounded up and shot, and since the internet is forever it's too late to do much about it.

Mass demonstrations don't do much of anything if the state is willing to shoot them, let alone hang them up on gibbets as an example. Corpses of political dissidents lining the 10 freeway from Los Angeles to San Franscisco, so that exurban commuters can gaze upon the fruits of opposition to the state and capital? A return to such vindictive poitical violence is not that far away, I fear.

by Zwackus on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 11:55:56 PM EST
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I'm sure the press know. They asked

about the great scandal of Labour antisemitism. It's really too blatant to pretend. When the BBC photoshopped Corbyn's hat to look more soviet, they still pretended that it was a honest mistake. No one bothers anymore.
by generic on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 09:07:27 AM EST
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by generic on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 10:47:57 AM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 08:08:33 PM EST
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I doubt they'd want to assassinate Corbyn, a martyr is the last thing they need. Especially as anybody who'd replace him, such as John McConnel or Angela Rayner, would actually be better.

If they cannot frustrate him in Parliament, they'll do him by treachery and destroy his, and the left's, reputation. But it won't be overt.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 03:23:44 PM EST
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Assassinations can work if they're more than just a one-off. Japanese parliamentary politics was killed off in the 20's by a series of high-profile assassinations. It became clear that anyone who challenged the militarists would just be stabbed or shot by one of an endless series of eager junior officers, and that no resistance would be tolerated.

Furthermore, if the person assassinated is the unifying center for a tangle of tactical alliances, taking out that one figure can destroy an entire coalition just as it was starting to build momentum.

by Zwackus on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 12:06:01 AM EST
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