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12:33 pm, December 5th, 2019 - 23 comments
Categories: Bernie Sanders, elections, International, Jeremy Corbyn, Left, Media, political alternatives, politicans, Politics, Propaganda, social democracy, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, uk politics, us politics - Tags: bernie sanders, hope, jeremy corbyn, Media, Social Democracy, uk labour
In about a week from now, Jeremy Corbyn will be beginning the process that will install him as the Prime Minister of the UK government. That will be in spite of the ongoing uniform antagonism unleashed on the UK Labour Party from across the entire spectrum of UK mainstream media – smears, omissions and downright lies that have persisted since Jeremy Corbyn was first democratically elected as the leader of the party by party members.
With the election of Corbyn, liberalism in the UK might finally be back in the six foot hole that the likes of Thatcher and Reagan should never have exhumed it from in the late 1970s.
Julian Assange will likely receive a deserved message of goodwill before the year’s out. I simply can’t see a Corbyn led UK government having any truck with US requests for his extradition.
Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden will (I suspect) also have occasion to be a bit perky since Corbyn can quite reasonably be viewed as confirmation of the seismic shift taking place across ‘the Anglosphere’. In case you’ve missed it (perhaps by being glued to mainstream media?) Bernie Sanders is on track to be the next President of the USA. And he’s already indicated he’ll call the dogs off Snowden and Manning.
Of course, what we might refer to as the ‘permanent state’ – the likes of the intelligence community , military complexes and “big tech” with their vast networks of media patronage – they will be less than happy with the ascendancy of both Corbyn and Sanders given that both head up a drive towards social democratic governance of capitalism.
That shift to social democracy is a much darker prospect for aforementioned actors than anything Donald Trump might have been. Donald Trump was/is merely a bad face for their ideology – not a threat to it.
So expect things to take a sharp down turn in terms of negative messaging and propaganda from the misnamed ‘free’ press when it comes to “news” about Jeremy Corbyn and the UK government. And expect the current “ghosting” of Sanders by ‘pop’ media (ie, ‘free media/corporate media/mainstream media) to transform and come at him with bared fang and claw.
I’ll be viewing with interest the reaction of the many, many people who like to claim progressive and/or leftist credentials, but who have displayed a penchant to see only what they are told.
Is their take on Julian Assange going to flip flop yet again in light of Corbyn’s government bringing his persecution at the hands of the state to an end? Or will they use that as evidence to suggest that Corbyn’s unfit to be Prime Minister?
And what about when/if pop media tries to breath life into nonsense around Sanders being a Russian asset? Will those who only see what they are told go along with that as they did the whole Russian hoax post last US election? Or will it be a bridge too far even for their gullibility? We’ll see.
I don’t know about you, but I’m seriously looking forward to seeing and hearing intelligent people leading powerful and influential countries. I’m looking forward to the emergence of domestic and foreign policies that are not safely contained within dotted lines laid out and marked down by unelected people from within largely unaccountable institutions that elected representatives have been in thrall to for far too long.
Will you join me in raising an anticipatory glass of cheer to the death of liberalism and the end of its war culture? It’s been a long time coming.