Sunday, April 8, 2018

Jonathon Cook - The sharks circling around Corbyn scent blood

Come on Corbyn, take some advice from the fearless, George Galloway, and take on the Israel lobby! But the media is so controlled by the pro Israel ruling elite that Corbyn, who is a nice guy, might find it really tough because they would tear him to pieces. But George Galloway is fearless, he went all the way to congress and took on the elites and won. An amazing guy.

Corbyn did stick two fingers up to the establishment and went to a left wing, anti-Zionist, Orthodox Jewish Passover event. The media tried to say that Corbyn was antisemitic because he went to this event, would you believe, even though they are Jews. KV

Jonathon Cook

Not that anyone is listening now, but the artist himself, Kalen Ockerman, has said that the group in his mural comprised historical figures closely associated with banking. His mural, he says, was about “class and privilege”, and the figures depicted included both “Jewish and white Anglos”. The fact that he included famous bankers like the Rothschilds (Jewish) and the Rockefellers (not Jewish) does not, on the face of it, seem to confirm anti-semitism. They are simply the most prominent of the banking dynasties most people, myself included, could name. These families are about as closely identified with capitalism as it is possible to be.
There is an argument to be had about the responsibilities of artists – even street artists – to be careful in their visual representations. But Ockerman’s message was not a subtle or nuanced one. He was depicting class war, the war the capitalist class wages every day on the weak and poor. If Ockerman’s message is inflammatory, it is much less so than the reality of how our societies have been built on the backs and the suffering of the majority.
Corbyn has bowed to his critics – a mix of the Blairites within his party and Israel’s cheerleaders – and apologised for offering support to Ockerman, just as he has caved in to pressure each time the anti-semitism card has been played against him.
This may look like wise, or safe, politics to his advisers. But these critics have only two possible outcomes that will satisfy them. Either Corbyn is harried from the party leadership, or he is intimidated into diluting his platform into irrelevance – he becomes just another compromised politician catering to the interests of the 1 per cent.

The sharks circling around him will not ignore the scent of his bloodied wounds; rather, it will send them into a feeding frenzy. As hard as it is to do when the elites so clearly want him destroyed, Corbyn must find his backbone and start to stand his ground.
Jonathon Cook - The sharks circling around Corbyn scent blood

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