The real Keir.
Posted by John Monro on November 23, 2022, 12:24 am
One of the reflexic criticisms of anyone who has the temerity to challenge the accepted "wisdom" of our proxy war on Russia, or challenging the role of NATO. is that you are "an apologist for Putin". People like Jeremy Corbyn get this all the time, an apologist for terrorists, whether Irish or Palestinians, or for Putin because one is an important member of the "Stop the War" coalition. Labour MPs have been threatened with expulsion for their temerity of questioning our common "wisdom" |
I have previously written about Keir Hardie, and compared our present day Keir Starmer, a moral pigmy, with this moral giant of the early part of the last century, Keir Hardie.
Ii took the time out to read something about Keir Hardie on his "memorial" internet site. https://www.keirhardiesociety.org/keir-hardie.html
This is an extract:
He had played a central role in winning over much of the trade union movement to support Labour. In turn, unlike most MPs, he usually gave his backing to trade union strikes.
In between all of this, he often campaigned abroad and his writings and speeches laid the foundation of India and other colonies eventually gaining independence. In South Africa, he was attacked physically for his demand that black workers be allowed to join trade unions.
He also gave early and long support to the Women’s Suffrage Movement and protested loudly in the Commons about the rough treatment handed out to them.
As a socialist and a Christian, Keir Hardie was an opponent of war and spoke out strongly against the Boer War. He foresaw the First World War, saying that Britain would fight to preserve its colonies, a rich source of trade, and that private arms dealers wanted the opportunity for enormous profit.
With war approaching, he spoke at an anti-war rally in Trafalgar Square on Aug 2nd, 1914. When introduced he had to wait minutes before the cheering allowed him to speak. A day later, the Commons debated the possibility of war with Hardie stating that Britain had no quarrel with any of their likely enemies and that the war would inevitably increase the poverty of the poor. The next day, war was declared. A mass hysteria supported by most MPs and press rejoiced that Germany would be destroyed. On August 6, Hardie at a meeting in Merthyr was jeered and attacked. He walked, head upright, to the house where he was staying. Once inside, crowds called “Turn the German out”.
A heart-broken Hardie stated his long remembered words that” he understood as well as any man what Christ had suffered at Gethsemane.”Early in 1915, he suffered a stroke. On 25 Feb, his last speech in the Commons had him attacking the taking of children from schools to work on farms and factories to replace men in the army. He wept at the thousands of young Scottish men being slaughtered. Following a stroke, he died in Glasgow on 26 September, 1915.
It's all happened before. We learn nothing.
Keir Starmer is worse than the Tories; they behave, in a more extreme way now admittedly, as they always have, but they are not traitors to their own cause, and that of course is the huge problem, , but Keir Starmer is indeed a traitor to his cause and his very name, and that is everyone's problem.. There's no other word for this political and moral reprobate.