- 19 Jan 2020 02:24
Ter wrote:Would you have wanted the Jews to chose a leader who proclaimed that Hamas and Hezbollah are "his friends" and who placed wreaths on the graves of terrorists who murdered Israeli athletes in Munich in 1972 ?
Not to mention the rampant anti-Semitism within the labour party. Corbyn is neither a racist nor an anti-Semite but his reluctance to act forcefully against the bigots within his own party demonstrated his lack of leadership capabilities.
It's completely disproportionate and unacceptable that the British Jewish establishment held the entire progressive movement hostage and handed the Tories another government. If Muslim anti-Semitism is that much of a problem in Britain, then maybe the correct way forward is to take a page out of Canada's book and promote a project of reconciliation between Muslims and Jews. It sure beats a misuse of resources to orchestrate an attack on the entire progressive tent.
Labour is ... not the only source of material wealth, ie of the use-values it produces. As William Petty says, labour is the father of material wealth, the earth is its mother.
Marx, Capital, Volume I, Chapter One