Bagehot on the moral/political danger of Jeremy Corbyn, a comment by Almost Marx

Its April 30th 2016 and this has been published at Vox Political: titled Livingstone vindicated: There WAS a Nazi-Zionist agreement and Hitler DID support it published April 28, 2016 :

‘It turns out all those who clamoured for Ken Livingstone to be suspended from the Labour Party – on the basis that Nazi Germany and Zionist Jews never had an agreement – were completely wrong.
Perhaps John Mann needs to reconsider his actions of earlier today (April 28) – along with all those who accused Livingstone of “rewriting history” when he really was simply quoting it.’

Read the rest of this enlightening essay and wonder why The Economist hasn’t at the least acknowledged the facts of the case?
This isn’t about the cancer of Antisemitism destroying the Labour Party, but about an Economist Witch Hunt against Jeremy Corbyn! The Bagehot column has become one more instrument in the Anti-Corbyn phalanx, as if one more were needed!
Bagehot even spells out the game plan, such as it is, about not just the political danger of Corbyn, but the moral threat of his leadership: never let a manufactured crisis go to waste!

The truth is that Labour is dying, and every MP who thinks she can wash her hands of responsibility for that with the odd disapproving tweet has another thing coming. Today’s fracas will repeat itself, in slightly different forms, again and again, burying any scraps of self-respect (let alone electability in the next decades) the party has left. Perhaps there is a case for not rocking the boat before the European referendum. But then moderates must move to oust Corbyn. If they fail, they should proceed with the Haines solution. I see no good reason why if, say, 100 MPs and a sizeable minority of members quit and set up a Labour Party with integrity, they could not give the Conservatives a run for their money in 2020. This would not be “abandoning” their party. But staying put would be.

One more thing: Zionists are continually re-enacting the conditions of their European oppression upon, not just the Palestinians, but on African Refugees, Jewish and Non-Jewish, and on the Bedouins.

Almost Marx

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