Winegums wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:10 pm
Chakrabati hasn't shown herself to be fundamentally opposed to the aims of the Labour party though..
I dunno. Is blatantly selling out in exchange for a seat in the Lords a Labour aim? You tell me.
The point is this. You make your oh so clever posts about how shitty Blair was at this or how dreadful Straw is at that, and what a wanker Sugar is. And I agree - they're all shits. And Corbyn cosies up to dictators too, does fuck-all about bigots, can't pull a team together and has friends who have probably murdered people or at least told others to murder people. But that all passes you by, excused by stories of conspiracies and wilful turning the other way.
Would he be better in office than May? Sure. If it's a toss-up, would I take him? Sure? Is he squeaky clean and undeserving of the same criticism as Blair for some of the exact same reasons? FUCK no. Yeah, he hasn't started a war - and in his case, it'd probably be that he failed to stop one. But you know what? He hasn't been in office. Let's hope he doesn't ever have the opportunity to make such a catastrophic error - and I don't mean I hope he never gets into power, I mean literally that - I hope if he does, the situation never arises where he can screw up. Because I think he probably would because nothing he's ever done convinces me he's an intelligent, savvy leader able to make difficult choices under pressure.
You pick and choose and snark and whine, all the while ignoring that your favourites are just as awful only they suck up to different tyrants and whitewash different bastards. Why? Do you think you're winning something by pretending Corbyn really is some astonishing cleansing moral force in politics as opposed to a mediocre grumpy old man with a closet full of skeletons, a bag of tired ideas and a blinkered, narrow worldview? Is it some weird left-wing revenge thing for not being allowed to be the ones to disappoint for so long?
Do fucking better. Expect better. Because differently shit doesn't equal better, and slagging off what's gone before when we're all fully aware of how lousy some of them were doesn't in turn elevate mediocrity to something more either.