In response to Nick Wood: Comrade Corbyn means never having to worry about a Labour government again, BSO wrote:
Jeremy Corbyn’s fan Owen Jones reminds me of myself aged 18 reading Trotsky, Marx and Lenin back in 1982 while, with no irony, watching Citizen Smith on the telly. It’s a shame Owen has probably not read Gramsci, or Alinsky, or Monnet but I fear if he did he would still articulate the perspective of the public sector children of the previous selfish generation.
Owen’s generation of entitlement junkies want it all but is not prepared to do the hard intellectual lifting. They recycle New Left memes, out of date policies and old marginal nobodies like Corbyn. Hoisted on an artificial wave of 400,000 £3 urban Guardian and Independent readers.
They leave Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens to actually tell them what has really happened. It is the idealism, greed and naivety of this wannabe 1968 privileged set that will soon face the cold blasts of the Chinese recession, without duffle coat, balaclava or subsidised public sector job.
Whilst hailing Corbyn’s and his 1984 Benn for leader manifesto, Owen has probably never heard of a “transitional demand”: political objectives that make the unnecessary or unaffordable appear plausible and consensual. He probably thinks Corbyn is “old socialism”, completely overlooking Kinnock, Callaghan, David Owen, Williams, Healey, Hattersley, Wilson, Jenkins, Castle, Rogers, Silkin, Crosland, Shore, Mason, Varley, Rees, and Gaitskell, Bevan et al.
No matter his teetotalism, Corbyn is a Bennite, unfortunately without his mentor’s loathing of the European Union. The “Corbyn is a decent man who does not do personal attacks” spin is also naive as Corbyn has Len McCluskey thuggish acolytes and a swarm of social justice warriors to do the dirty work.
Oh how we will laugh as Corbyn and his useful idiots try and articulate their policies only to see the evil capitalist Osborne cherry pick the ones he wants with no ideological scruple: raise the living wage and “swarm” the economy with low paid migrant workers; etc, etc.
Peter Hitchens has tried to explain how the socialist world that has moved on somewhat since 1848, 1917, 1927, 1968 1974, 1983, 1985, 1989 and eventually morphing in 1997, before shape shifting in 2010; enmeshing and corrupting nearly everything it entangles.
The real modern day EU neo-Marxists (Greens, CDU and SPD) are cynically breaking every law to steal every non-EU skilled worker they can, ripping up Dublin 2, defaming Hungary, and executing a migration policy agreed five months before the Syrian “opportunity” arose; a policy that will put a nail in the coffin of post ISIS Syrian reconstruction.
Junker and Merkel, having abandoned internal borders, are now undermining perimeter borders and welcoming everyone and anyone from countries teeming with organisations and individuals that have repeatedly declared war on our civilisation and culture and have already demonstrated with perfect English their contempt for our weakness in Budapest and Berlin.
You could not make this up; no one would believe you. When the bombs inevitably follow remember the compassion hysterics by name, and their opportunist cheerleader Yvette Cooper who as the former shadow home secretary should know better.