Aye, it was a brain-dump after a long and tiring day. (I usually come here to play with the grown ups, especially after a day like yesterday, so I apologise for the lack of lucidity.)
For the avoidance of any doubt, I am appalled and shocked in equal measure that the Labour Party has an AS problem to this extent and has been so reluctant to face up to it.
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.
Probably correct, at least in part. But it certainly does not seem all to be characterisable in that way. The CRT report, if you read the whole thing, makes that very clear.
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 ?
I am talking about the unbridled glee with which left-leaning scribes on the Canary losing their jobs has been met. This "Breitbart of the Left" tag is as risible as it is wrong. I'll revise that POV once the Canary leaves IMPRESS and Breitbart no longer sucks on an endless teat of dark money.
During the nine years that I have been posting on here, dozens of thousands have been laid off from the Sun, the Telegraphs and Derry Street. A peep, was there not. And, there certainly hasn't been a single post that I can recollect urging reform and professionalisation towards a viable certainty that pays the rent and offers a credible alternative to the status quo.
Perhaps some would prefer there to be a monochrome right wing carve-up of the media. Hell, it is certainly easier to throw rocks rather than to build lasting structures but, I think that what I am saying, is that this is rapidly becoming an untenable position.
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?
Again, I think I know what or who you might be referring to, but I'm really not sure. [/quote]
The axis of Number 10, Vote Leave and the vast majority of the press - those that have thrown insult after insult at us, their enemies, for the last three years. OK, they haven't called Varadkar a taig yet, not on this side of St. George's Channel, yet and at any rate. We'll see whether that comes to pass.
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 ?
I stress again that I am torn. I want to see a coherent Left ease itself in to a de facto winning position and one in which it is able to be comfortable in its own skin. But, like Whaley Bridge neighbours bitching over the height of a hedge while the dam is about to burst, the country is headed for a full-blown national crisis before the last of the leaves have fallen.