IT appears that a rift has developed between the far-Left commentator Owen Jones and his employers at the Guardian, because they have deleted all his videos from their YouTube channel. It’s a sure sign that one excels in the art of irritation when even those who are in agreement with you can’t bear listening to you any more.
Fortunately for those who take Owen seriously, he is setting up a website where they will be able to indulge themselves in his tantrumesque polemics. The most laughable aspect of this new endeavour is that Owen ‘I hate capitalism’ Jones is going to be charging people to listen to him complain about the profit motive while he argues that the state should provide most things free. He’s even offering different classes of membership! (Grassroots, Comrade and Solidarity).
I thought socialism was going to rid us of social and economic hierarchies, Owen? Or is that OK as long as you’re in charge of arranging them according to whoever hands over the most money to you? Please, tell me more about this socialist utopia you want to sell me.
Apart from being cancelled after boring viewers at the Guardian‘s YouTube channel, another reason Owen wants to set up his new website is that he thinks the extremely ‘progressive’ BBC, on which he is a regular contributor, is a mouthpiece for the ‘far Right’ because they occasionally have a token small c conservative on a discussion programme so that the likes of Owen can shout ‘Nazi’ at them. I’m tempted to sign up to Owen’s new website just to annoy the hell out of him in the comments section.
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