Re: Questions not asked
Posted by Ian M on August 15, 2022, 7:43 pm, in reply to "Questions not asked"
Yes, that was my main issue with the interview after thinking about it for a while. Kennard lets Corbyn off the hook by allowing the story to be about his victimhood and how the Bad Establishment was out to get him. Well, it was, but Corbyn collaborated with it when he endorsed the smear campaign and denounced his own supporters, leading to their expulsion from the party. If you look at the outcomes and consequences for real people, there's not actually that much difference between his tenure & Starmer's, as much as it pains me to say it. Maybe it's even worse than that, because you expect an establishment puke like Starmer to sell you down the river, but Corbyn? A man who had campaigned on Palestine for decades? He should have been the first to defend comrades being smeared in the way Zionists always smear pro-Palestine activists. With him caving in and agreeing with the Zionist point of view, who else was going to stand up for them within the Labour party? |
As ever, disclaimers that he was in a difficult/impossible position and it's doubtful that anyone could stand their ground against the kind of no-holds-barred campaign to crush him. Still...
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