Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Real Fascists

Under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn the British Labour Party may or may not be making a comeback. It has been promoting a reactionary platform calling to a return to pre-Thatcherite England, one that has little chance of prevailing… were it not for the fact that Prime Minister Theresa May seems to be yet another model of political ineptitude.

Need we mention that parties in power are supposed to govern. They are supposed to get things done. They are not supposed to stand on ideological conviction. Better something than nothing.

Anyway, today’s British Labour Party is a hotbed of anti-Semitism. Who could have imagined that the international left is fascistic? After all, we in America suffered through Jeremiah Wright’s protégé… without recognizing that half of Barack Obama’s best friends are virulent anti-Semites. Whether Wright or Farrakhan or William Ayers or Rashid Khalidi.

Richard Littlejohn reports what happened at an advertised side meeting that took place during the recent Labour Party national conference.

It will not brighten your day or light up your life:

Holocaust denial, virulent anti-Semitism and Zionist conspiracy theories are the sort of dangerous, rabble-rousing poison you would expect from a neo-Nazi rally packed with knuckle-scraping skinheads.

Most people would not immediately associate this kind of vile behaviour with a self-styled anti-racist party, allegedly committed to equality and diversity.

But that’s exactly what has been on parade at this week’s Labour conference in Brighton. The Fascist Left have been in full flow, monstering supporters of Israel and demanding that members of the Jewish Labour Movement should be expelled from the party.

Speakers who compared ‘Zionists’ to Hitler’s genocidal Nazis were applauded by delegates at an event advertised in the official conference handbook.

It was even argued that questioning whether the murder of six million Jews during World War II actually happened was a legitimate matter of free speech.

This from activists who in other circumstances would be busily ‘no platforming’ anyone who expressed views which offended their own political sensibilities.

The fascist left… who would have thunk it? Where’s Antifa when we need it?

Littlejohn continues:

Don’t take my word for it, ask the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, which yesterday demanded that Corbyn expels all those who propagate anti-Semitic sentiment.

Chief executive Rebecca Hilsenrath said: ‘Anti-semitism is racism and the Labour Party needs to do more to establish that it is not a racist party. A zero-tolerance approach to anti-Semitism should mean just that.

‘When senior party figures are saying there is a problem, then the leadership should take swift action. It is not acceptable simply to say they oppose these views.

But, what about Corbyn himself? Littlejohn makes the case:

I’ve always been prepared to concede that Corbyn doesn’t consider himself an anti-Semite. Yet he counts among his ‘friends’ the likes of Hamas and Hezbollah, whose sole purpose in life is wiping Jews off the face of the earth.

And he’s prepared to countenance extremist, anti-Jewish views in his party, which if expressed by Conservatives would have outraged Labour spokesmen demanding they were arrested for ‘hate crimes’.

How did this happen? An alliance between the Far Left and militant Islam has legitimized anti-Semitism:

Where once Jew-baiting had been the sole preserve of the Far Right — the likes of Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts — it is now primarily driven by an unholy alliance between the Far Left and militant Islam.

These days the real fascists are on the left. 


Sal said...

Sam L. said...

Fascist is as fascist does, and the Left does it. Fascist, Nazi, Communist, they're all about the same. Communists do have the greatest number of deaths, though.