Re: Anti-Semitism and the Labour party
Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:46 pm
Whilst coming out with brain farts like this
Discussion about the Daily Mail, other media and politics.
A part of me still believes that this is grounded in the politics of the simpleton. They say daft shit on Twitter. It becomes amplified. We become mired in it.
I was accused of whataboutery in the very next post. QED. The binary nature of politics, writ large and crawled on the bog wall.Meanwhile, holding to account the tories' solemn pledges to get to the bottom of Islamophobia is denigrated as Whataboutery or not even worth a mention,
Who does this ?
while people are punching the air that journos on independent media - without name or form with which to call them to account - are losing their jobs.
Again, who are you talking about ? Who's punching the air? Who are losing their jobs ?
Meanwhile, the coup trundles on.
The one in Downing Street which now plans to ignore inconvenient votes. That one.What coup?
How many times in the last three years have we invoked the ghost of Niemöller? All that pearl-clutching is coming to an end, whether we like it or not. It is time to pick a side. Lefties, remoaners, vermin, queer taig midgets?
The side I chose might not be perfect but it is infinitely preferable to the alternative that is close to stifling all dissent within a few short months.
I remain firmly on the side of the left, with all its faults. I remain on the side of the Canary which I would like to see reform and grow in to a fully fit for purpose outlet with, for example and as per the Guardian, a board of trustees that will curb the excesses, the pile-ons and the intemperate language. I remain firmly on the side of Remain because anything else is merely a different flavour and intensity of social and economic harm.And again, who are you referring to? The Johnson administration ? What side have you chosen?
Again, I apologise, but this is the product of muddled, panicky thinking that sees what is happening beyond the garden fence and while the "Labour" section of this forum willingly forms itself in to a circular firing squad.I've rarely known quite so gnomic a posting. I'm not getting at you (heaven forfend) but any chance of clearing up all these mysteries ?
Again, the editor posted an image saying they were being opposed by jewish nazis who wanted to remain in the EU.
If the entire thing was being shut down, you would have. Also, the Sun was never supposed to be on our side, the canary was. That makes their fuckups hurt more.
As has been said of The Guardian's rather open opinion section, Comment Is Free (And Usually Unsubstantiated Bollocks).crabcakes_windermere wrote: ↑Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:58 amTo be clear, not a single person has lost their 'job' at the Canary. They are simply reducing their number of freelance submissions - and by the looks of it they previously took anything from more or less anyone - in favour of a smaller in-house permanent team.
No freelance article writer would depend on a single source, and I suspect many who submitted to the Canary are hobby writers anyway.
If anything, they have created more (permanent) jobs in having to change rather than being part of the gig economy, and in moving to a reader pays model away from clickbait & ads they'll have to produce a journalistic product people think is worth paying for.
.The leader’s policy man Andrew Murray also claimed the furore “reflects the establishment's alarm” at the party’s lurch to the left.
He made the comments in his new book The Fall and Rise of The British Left, which charts the rise of Corbynism.
Mr Murray does however concede that there have been “clear instances” of anti-Semitic views in the Labour Party, adding that it has been “too slow in tackling them”.
In the book, released yesterday, he also sets out his vision for a Corbyn government, claiming there is "no longer any room" for the UK to enjoy a special relationship with the United States