materialism, politics, Socialism

6 Links Jeremy Corbyn Doesn’t Want You to Know About

There has been what could turn out to be a paradigm shift in UK politics. For decades now, the political status has been right-wing (economic) materialism which has maintained itself (despite the political colours) through elections of which only right-wing materialists voted. For too long, left-wing socialists have felt disenfranchised. The ‘Corbyn Effect’ has changed all that, and the left have woken up… and hopefully politics can return to reflecting a more representative cross-section of the public.

Sadly, having felt power for so long, the right-wing materialists would prefer to continue unchallenged… merely changing between Red-Tories and Blue-Tories. And so the onslaught of attacks, slurs and character assinine assassinations begin. It has become so ridiculous I fear that the electorate will succumb and return politics to the damaging status quo.

This following parody piece perfectly sums up Britain’s (Murdoch) media empire:

How the mighty have fallen. Just a few weeks ago, Stalinist firebrand, Jeremy Corbyn, was the Golden Boy of the British Left.

But now, Corbyn is coming under fire for his alleged links to extremists and racists. 

Corbyn has already confessed that he’s been in the same room as people who’ve gone on to say badthings.

But it doesn’t stop there. Here, on this blog, we can exclusively reveal 6 more links Corbyn doesn’t want you to know about. 

Source: 6 Links Jeremy Corbyn Doesn’t Want You to Know About


What’s more important: The state of the nation, or satisfying the media’s appetite?

You may have noticed that the UK has just had a General Election… and that it hasn’t quite gone to plan. For those of you unawares, we have a first-past-the-post system meaning that the first party to reach the target number of seats, wins. Now this is great if everyone wants one party over all others, but not if public opinion is split 3 ways. In this instance, none of the 3 parties can win… which is what happened this week. This has left us with a hung parliament. If you want to know more… check the BBC website. This is not what I want to talk about.

My issue is that running the country is an important and difficult job. Realising what the people have asked the politicians to do is another. The last thing that everybody needs, is for the media to demand instant solutions that will do more harm than good… just for their newsbites.

The people who need to decide the fate of everyone’s future have been landed an incredibly difficult task on top of not having had any sleep. These people are exhausted, and I for one would prefer that they got their heads down before making any decisions. I don’t care that this means that the news channels have to wait. Better no news than catastrophe because people were forced to make the wrong decisions just to sate the media.

Give them a break. Stop all the pressure, silly stories, etc. and let them do what we’ve asked them to do… create a stable and secure government. For my part… let’s hope that Nick Clegg has the courage to not forget his policies and end up in bed with Cameron. 50% voted against the right wing and only 30% for it. The only sensible solution is a left wing Lib-Lab government, and not some hodge-podge left+right wing mess. Surely I’m not the only person who sees that the words Conservative and Liberal just don’t go together?

[photo: Macey by Jan Szafranski]