A lot of the Corbyn fans out in force saying any attack on his article by “centrist dads” (yep, still all they’ve got) is missing the point of valid criticism just to have a go at Corbyn, and it’s all part of the usual conspiracy theory and making it all about him because he’s such a danger etc. But the thing is, they’re missing the point - it’s not the message. It’s the messenger. In that sense it *is* all about him, but not in the way they think.
Big pharma isn’t perfect by a LONG way, and there’s a lot of legit criticism. The article Corbyn reposted covers some of those legit points. But the key point is I don’t trust it coming from *him*, because I believe he is the bad actor here. I don’t believe he would really like to engage in constructive reforms. I believe he just sees a profit-making industry that has some issues, and therefore wants to tear it all down in favour of a nationalised option as well as no doubt allowing more scope for “alternatives”. Because this is a deeply stupid man who believes in and has supported homeopathy, among other quackery. All his past actions point to this being the more likely course of action, and the staggering tone deafness and stupidity of appearing to attack the very organisations right when they are providing life-saving covid treatments, and we need the general population to trust the vaccines, just adds to that. He couldn’t bear to see corporations being perceived to be doing something good without making sure everyone knew their faults, so had to make sure we all knew his opinion on things. And he did so either ignorant of the potential collateral damage from loss of trust or happy for it to happen, as long as he was being seen to be “right on”.
Yet again, Jeremy Corbyn’s main and perhaps only point has been to clumsily attempt to remind us all how very, *very* worthy Jeremy Corbyn is.
Tubby Isaacs wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:32 pm
From the bloke who thought "I've got that Owen Smith, he used to work in pharma"