A Corbyn government would have followed a much more sane course – Chomsky

Noam Chomsky: the world’s leading left-wing thinker has nothing good to say about the Tories or Keir Starmer and his Labour Party. He says Jeremy Corbyn was the best chance for sane government the UK had – and we threw it away.

One of the world’s leading thinkers, Noam Chomsky, has gone on the record to say that the UK has descended into insanity under the governments of Theresa May and Boris Johnson, and that a nation run by Jeremy Corbyn would have been much better.

This Writer can picture the Rachel Rileys of this world foaming at the mouth to scream about Corbyn being an anti-Semite and Chomsky a genocide denier (without evidence – or with very little of it, of course). We’ve experienced that before.

What they’ would really be doing, of course, is distracting people from what Chomsky is actually saying. We’ve experienced that before, as well.

Here’s what he’s saying:

I think if Corbyn had been elected, Britain would be pursuing a much more sane course. I think his general positions were very reasonable. And I think that’s probably the reason for the extraordinary attack on him pretty much across the spectrum, with mostly fabricated charges of antisemitism. Anything that could be thrown at him was, it was a major assault. Again, pretty much across the spectrum, The Guardian, right-wing press, ‘we got to get rid of this guy’.

I think that’s a sign, a reflection of the fact that he had very reasonable proposals. He was also doing something dangerous, he was trying to turn the Labour Party into an authentic political party, one that’s based on its constituents, not some bureaucracy somewhere that runs it and tells people how to vote. That’s scary. We don’t want to have authentic, popular based political parties around, they could be out of control.

Okay, what about the current Labour leader, Keir Starmer? Does he have a good strategy?

It’s a good strategy if you want to turn the Labour Party into a junior partner of the Tories. Pretty much like what Tony Blair did, it used to be called Thatcher light. If that’s what you want, fine. If you want a Labour Party that actually represents the working people of England, middle-class people of England, pursue their interests, it’s not the way to do it.

It looks to me that Starmer’s is pretty much dismantling the activist Labour Party that the Corbyn people were trying to develop.

Valid points – especially in the light of the internecine warfare revealed in the Labour Party by the Forde Report.

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1 thought on “A Corbyn government would have followed a much more sane course – Chomsky

  1. Stephen Brophy

    have you seen Jeremy corbyn’s video on *double down news* on YouTube? he lays down the facts of the right wing faction and the 2017 election! Worth a watch!

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