One would imagine the supporters of Jeremy Corbyn were all rabid anti-Semites and extremists, judging from the behaviour of some Establishment stooges who should know better (including members of the current Labour leadership).
This could not be further from the truth, as a report on an online rally in support of Corbyn demonstrates. This Writer’s good brother, Beastrabban, attended (if that’s the right word for an online experience) the event and heard speakers including Diane Abbott, Jess Barnard, Howard Beckett, Sonali Bhattacharyya, Rivkah Brown, Richard Burgon, Deborah Hermanns, John McDonnell, Roger McKenzie, Barnaby Raine, Chardine Taylor Stone, and Jon Trickett.
Some of the speakers had personally experienced the racism of which Corbyn and his supporters are accused:
Jon Trickett is Jewish through his mother’s side, and suffered anti-Semitic abuse recently from a real Nazi.
But it is important to record that
they acknowledged that there was a problem with racism and anti-Semitism in the Labour party and society, and felt that it was growing, and needed to be fought.
This tallies with other information that has been revealed recently. It seems that, with increasing numbers of Jews relocating to Israel, anti-Jewish sentiment is rising in the European countries they are vacating, including the UK. Is this because there are fewer actual Jews around to provide tangible examples of the falsehood of the anti-Semites’ propaganda?
In the Labour leadership, of course, the anti-Corbyn sentiment was said to be motivated, not by a reaction against anti-Semitism, but against socialism – the very reason the Labour Party was formed:
Some speakers made it extremely clear that the anti-Semitism smears against Corbyn weren’t actually motivated by any concern about real Jew hatred, but were instead an attempt to stop the emergence of a genuine socialist Labour party. This was shown in a Torygraph article that day calling for Starmer to purge the party completely of Corbynism.
They made the point that what frightens the Tories and their supporters is that Labour has a membership of 500,000. The Labour party isn’t the leadership, it isn’t MPs, it’s the members.
They also pointed out that Corbyn’s problem was that no socialist could become a Labour MP during Blair and Brown’s tenure of power, and so the parliamentary MPs from this time, who have only been MPs for a few years, are naturally opposed to the [former] Labour leader.
That was clear from the moment Corbyn put his name on the Labour leadership election ballot. It opened a class divide within the Labour Party – something that should have been unthinkable in a party where everybody should be equal. Corbyn was considered to be a lower-class upstart with delusions of grandeur just for thinking that he could ever be admitted to the top table.
The result of that election, and the subsequent attempted coup in 2016, showed the elitists in the Parliamentary Labour Party that they had misjudged the membership – so it should be no surprise that, now they are back in control, they want to change party democracy to deny the majority of members any opportunity to elect leaders who actually want to bring about the changes for which the Labour Party was originally created.
People like Keir Starmer enjoy their power over the “little” people and want to keep it. They don’t want to give ordinary working people any more power over their own lives. Remember that, those Labour members who are left after the recent exodus, next time you take part in internal party elections.
There’s a link to a video of the event in the Beastrabban article (see below) so you can watch the whole event yourself.
I recommend that you do; it may dispel any disinformation that you have heard about Corbyn, his supporters and their beliefs.
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