Wednesday, 31 July 2019

This super-viral Corbyn Tweet illustrates why the Westminster establishment class hate him so much


Jeremy Corbyn's clapback at Richard Branson for having sued the NHS because they wouldn't privatise services into his hands is already one of the most mega-viral political Tweets of 2019.

Branson's Tweet is absolutely dripping in privilege. It's easy to delude yourself into "truly believing" that 
"stuff" like money and material possessions aren't a big factor in happiness when you're a billionaire who rakes in huge profits at the public expense by snapping up former public services on the cheap and then renting them back to the public at twice the price.

If you've never had to worry about how the hell you're going to put food on the table, pay your transport costs, provide your kids decent shoes and bags so they don't get bullied by materialist little shit-heads at school, or find the massive sums your profiteering slumlord is charging you to like in an absolute hovel, then it's obviously easy to pretend that money and material wealth are irrelevant to happiness.

If you have ever experienced the stress, anxiety, hunger, and crushing depression of extreme poverty then you know that it's vapid over-privileged blibber-blabber, especially when it's coming from a guy who gets paid millions whichever way the dice fall.

He either snaps up lucrative NHS services to profiteer on, or he sues the NHS for £millions if they say no.
Of course it's easy to pretend that money and material circumstances aren't important factors in life if you're a billionaire still counting your loot from the time you sued the NHS.

When Corbyn snaps back at Branson, he's quite clearly standing up for the rest of us.

But within the Westminster Establishment bubble, Corbyn's behaviour is absolute political heresy.

For the last four decades the conventional political wisdom is that political leaders need to suck up to corporate fat cats and billionaires in order to win their approval, to bag multi-million donations from wealthy elitists to bankroll their party operations, and to demonstrate their subservience to billionaire right-wing propaganda barons like Rupert Murdoch, Jonathan Harmsworth, and the oddbal Barclay brothers.

By actually standing up to corporations, the mega-rich, and the right-wing propaganda barons, rather than licking their boots, Corbyn is outright defying the Westminster bubble groupthink.

Some of them hate him for this because they honestly believe that the role of politicians is to relentlessly serve the interests of corporations and the already extremely wealthy at the expense of everyone else (Tories and their depraved Lib-Dem austerity enablers).

But others, especially those of the Blairite persuasion, are terrified of what it would mean if he actually succeeded.

It would mean that it was never actually necessary for Labour to sell out to Rupert Murdoch, or to suck up to greedy profiteering pillocks like Alan Sugar and Richard Branson, or to kick down the door to NHS privatisation, or to bring in £billions worth of rip-off PFI economic alchemy schemes, or to set the school privatisation agenda in motion, or to dangerously deregulate the financial sector, or to whip up anti-immigrant rhetoric and xenophobia, or to abstain on Theresa May's despicable and unlawfully racist "Hostile Environment", or to pathetically imitate Tory austerity fanaticism in 2015.

If Jeremy Corbyn succeeds by making Labour a genuine grass roots-funded democratic socialist party that's not beholden to billionaires to bankroll their operation, it'll mean that all of the sell-outs and betrayals between 1997 and 2010 weren't even necessary in order to deliver the good stuff that they pathetically groveled to the rich for permission to do (minimum wage, Tax Credits, Sure Start, NHS reinvestment).

It'll mean they sold their souls for no reason.

Which is why the Labour right seem to hate Corbyn with even more venom than their right-wing, orthodox neoliberal, austerity-fixated, wage repressing, public service annihilating, disability persecuting, welfare vandalising, school privatising political opponents like the Tories and Lib-Dems.


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24 comments:

Simon J Broome said...

"It'll mean that they sold their Souls for no reason".

Well they did. And the sooner they reconcile with this fact, the sooner the Labour "Right" can accept that either Labour was never for them, or they were never for Labour.

And if they can manage that, then they'll have my respect.

Anonymous said...

Well now they've got Bo Jo the Tories must love Corbyn. Hes the perfect foil. Looks like Labour are another ten years in the wilderness now.

Radioh3d said...

"Looks like Labour are another ten years in the wilderness now".

Yah mon... got dat da last time you said it, didn't agree den and mah disagree even more now.

Only a sad mental case Anonymously pukes Tory bile in every direction in the comments section of a left wing blog. Nobody is listening.

Yeah, get fucked Boris boiler boy.

Anonymous said...

The sad thing about you is you dont even realise that you're the loony fringe element the BBC and other legacy media bring out to make neo liberalism look sane. I mean my God, why in the world would you have Ash Sakur on? A vowed communist (LOL!) With a whopping... 30,000 followers on YouTube. But she gets repeated slots on question time, day time TV panel shows and actually has the inane, misleading mindless view that communism would be a great idea for the UK! Its fucking laughable, because, it makes the current political establishment look sane.

Christ, remember when John Mcdonnell came out in 2017 with that 250 billion re-nationalisation programme and floundered all over radio and the daily politic because they simply asked: how would you fund it?

You do realise that even with a full on left leaning, socialist influenced mass re-nationalisation, mass re-investment, pro-legislation vs corporations... Labour scraped by a loss to the worst Tory manifesto in westminister history at the last G.E?

Corbyn makes Borris look good. Labour are fucked mate, suck it up.

Anonymous said...

AAV, why don't you rename your blog, "Shilling for Corbyn, the new Messiah!" - because we all know it's in politics where the best humanitarians are nurtured, people who risk their lives and risk incarceration fighting for civil rights and freedoms - move over Martin Luther King, Corbyn is coming! Corbyn, the man who wouldn't let the Snooper's Charter become law (oh shit, he did, throwing up NO opposition to it); the man who defended Assange against false allegations of rape (shit, no he didn't!); who put his foot down and prevented needless suffering and bloodshed in Syria during a failed U.S. attempt to overthrow Assad (damn, he didn't stop that either, but joined in with bollocks about letting MPs vote with their conscience); who won't allow his supporters to be thrown under the bus of "anti-Semitism" (no, wait, he effectively joins in!). On and on it goes.

Corbyn - he has blood on his hands, but he's God Almighty!

Wouldn't be surprised if AAV is British intelligence, trying to contain a mass of seething discontent against the establishment parties by presenting Corbyn as our saviour. Praise Corbyn. Amen!

Anonymous said...

>Christ, remember when John Mcdonnell came out in 2017 with that 250 billion re-
>nationalisation programme and floundered all over radio and the daily politic because
>they simply asked: how would you fund it?

How can you fund it when the Tories and their Tory party clone, New Labour, frittered all the money away on publicly subsidised privatisations, the Private Finance Initiative, outsourcing, obscene corporate tax cuts, lax tax enforcement, lack of investment, a spectacular 2008 financial crash that came about as a result of Tory Party deregulation, and austerity.

How can we fund it, mate, when the Tories have trashed the country and millions of people's lives? After Brexit, most of us will probably have to slash our wrists to save ourselves from a fate worse than death.

REPEAT AFTER ME: HOW CAN WE FUND IT, MATE, WHEN THE TORIES HAVE BANKRUPTED THE NATION WITH THEIR LIES AND CORRUPTION?

Unknown said...

You can't bankrupt a sovereign nation that issues its own currency even of you shout it in block capitals but hey, bash labour while pretending you're criticising the Tories why don't you.

Anonymous said...

WHERE'S THE MONEY GOING TO COME FROM TO BAIL OUT THE BANKERS! :(

WHERE'S THE MONEY GOING TO COME FROM TO BOMB OTHER COUNTRIES! :(

WHERE'S THE MONEY GOING TO COME FROM TO FUND A HARD, NO-DEAL BREXIT! :(

Where, baby, tell me?

Anonymous said...

So you're saying it can't be funded? Glad to see you're making sense :)

Anonymous said...

>You can't bankrupt a sovereign nation that issues its own currency even of you shout it
>in block capitals but hey, bash labour while pretending you're criticising the Tories why don't you.

I am criticising the Tories, you loon! I'M JUST NOT PARTISAN. I don't side with any political party or ideology. Corbyn is no God. He lies about Brexit, telling us "Leave" won in a fair and square democratic referendum, when, in reality, most people were ill-informed and the country is SPLIT DOWN THE MIDDLE, meaning UNDECIDED. The referendum result needed to be won with a large majority to be valid. Neither side won, so the status quo should have prevailed. But Corbyn is DISHONEST like every politician, twisting facts to suit his agenda.

Read my comment above - WHERE'S THE MONEY GOING TO COME FROM TO BAIL OUT THE BANKERS?

The point is, mate, sensible policy choices and funding doesn't waste money, but SAVES IT in the long run!

But if Labour nationalises something, the Tories will privatise it and throw vast sums of public money at it to keep it from crumbling under the weight of greed and corruption. This country is screwed because both parties are useless.

I'm NOT spending 10 hours researching all this stuff to write a perfect article when NO ONE IS PAYING ME.

AND THIS IS WHY I'M NOT VOTING - BECAUSE BOTH PARTIES ARE UP THEIR OWN ARSES AND ATTACK ANYONE WHO DOESN'T FAWN ALL OVER THEIR CHOSEN MESSIAH. The people are irrelevant - this about politicos and their obsession with politics and power.

I voted for Corbyn in the last election, but he's shown his true colours, so I've torn up the electoral register letter to register my right to vote.

Julian Assange is being murdered and Corbyn doesn't care - I no longer recognise the legitimacy of the UK government. Comprendez?

Unknown said...

That's nice dear.

Anonymous said...

If John McDonnell wants to impose communism on this country (and I'm not talking about nationalising utilities or the railways, as that's favoured by the public - I'm talking about COMMUNISM!), he should join a communist party!

LABOUR IS CORRUPT. McDonnell simply sees power as a way to implement his political ideology, NOT to help this country or people's lives. It's about HIM, not US! Same with Corbyn, with his lies and two-faced behaviour.

Call me a Tory if you want. I've NEVER voted Tory in my life - it would be tantamount to committing murder! I support NO political party and, now, no longer recognise the legitimacy of the British government given its criminal nature.

I'm NOT into politics, so don't expect a bloody dissertation from me going into huge details about the economics of it all - I read articles, absorb the gist of them, and move on with my life. I simply know it's BULLSHIT to say "where's the money going to come from?". I learned programming, NOT economics, the dullest of dull topics! And, as they say, a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing: I don't know enough on this subject to be confident to say much. I just know bullshit when I hear it!

Anyway, I've given up on this country and its selfish, stupid population. I'd emigrate if I could!

Anonymous said...

>That's nice dear.

BURN IN HELL! FUCK POLITICS. FULL OF PATRONISING SELFISH EVIL FUCKING PEOPLE! "Give us your vote, now shut the fuck up and go the fuck away" - that's politics and why I refuse to vote.

Unknown said...

Yet here you are making long angry comment on a political blog. Why bother if you're really that disengaged?

Anonymous said...

Well this esculated quickly.

Anonymous said...

I'm well aware than Britain isn't LITERALLY bankrupt. I was using that word for RHETORICAL effect. I know countries can print money. I know that most of the money that's created today is created the instant you buy something on your credit card or take out a loan. I was attacking the Tories, highlighting the damage they've done to the economy, but Labour supporters are so soft, they instead say, "no, the Tories didn't bankrupt Britain" - "oh, well, the public say, it's just more Labour lies, then - can't trust Labour with the economy - they spend all the money on welfare - that's why we're bankrupt and having to cut back now!"

That was Ed Milliband a few years ago in an interview: yes, we do need to cut back, Labour does tend to overspend.

LEARN HOW TO ATTACK AND FIGHT BACK. CORBYN IS OLD, WEAK AND PATHETIC.

Corbyn and AAV can talk about the public wanting the railways, etc, nationalised, but the Tories only have to say: YOUR TAXES WILL SKYROCKET TO PREVENT BRITAIN FROM BEING BANKRUPTED FROM SUCH IRRESPONSIBLE FISCAL SPENDING, and the Conservatives will stay in power.

Labour needs destroying - it's a Tory party clone/sockpuppet, even under the bland, insipid, far-left, communist, Putin-loving, anti-Semitic Corbyn.

See how the Tories and media have smeared Corbyn, just like Assange has been smeared, but Corbyn doesn't care about Assange, so don't expect me to care about Corbyn, a Stalinist, if ever there was one! Another smear? Who cares! Assange will be tortured and/or murdered, while Corbyn will be superannuated into a life of luxury.

Reality is none of you give a shit!

Black said...

lol..anonymous and brainwashed.

Gary said...

Trump's vapid Tweets are daily fodder on the Beeb. So why isn't THIS Tweet newsworthy? Oh, right...it's Jeremy Corbyn, they'll find a way to say it's anti-Semitic, won't they?

Anonymous said...

Well the legacy media, particularly in the U.S has been hemmeroging cash to smaller independent sites so all theyve got to really punish what Trump tweets and misrepresent it for dramatic effect. This tweet isnt newsworthy, its Corbyn scoring political points. Cross nationalisation with private companies is going to create this issue, if you allow billionaires both subsidy and funding for utilities funded bytaxpayers you get what Branson does. It's not dealing with the situation, largely because Corbyns economically illiterate.

Anonymous said...

You lack a basic understanding of econonics, politics, political history and you now look like you're writing a precursor before running people over in your car on a killing spree.

Read up on basic economic definitions like markets, state run, private run, cross privatised markets and get a hold of yourself.

Anonymous said...

No, hes just bitter because hes realised neither Torys or Labour have policies in place that will benefit anyone.

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