Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tourette's *

Read a report in the Morning Star yesterday about the Labour Representation Committee's annual conference from the weekend. The headline referred to the conference highlighting the twin threats of the BNP and "state fascism". Ok, I do think there are good people involved with the LRC - Benn, McDonnell, et al - but stories like that indicate that those involved are a bunch of nutjobs. State fascism? Come on, there is a hell of a lot wrong with our society and with our government, but we are far from having a fascist state. The trouble with groups such as the LRC is that they believe that, as they get some nutty Trots (AWL), self-styled communists (just who the hell are the International Group of Communists) and social democrats in the same room together, then this in some ways represents a broad movement. No, it just means that, as always done in the past and as is done now, the left talks to the left, but only those sections of the left that other sections of the left agree with. What a waste of time and energy. Well, would you spend your free time organising with a group which a few years ago referred in disparaging terms to the immoral "sex-for-pleasure" mentality pervading British youth? That was the NCP, by the way! As I say, fucking nuts!

And while I'm on a rant, isn't it about time the Stoke the War Coalition wound up. How many conferences is it going to take before they realise they are wasting their time?

* Nirvana



Blogger Kara said...

"Stoke the War Coalition wound up . . ."

Freudian slip or a Delap throw in?

12:18 pm  
Blogger Darren said...


what have I said about mentioning Rory Delap on Reidki's blog?

We're Port Vale supporters when it comes to all things Potteries.

PS - previous comment was from me' ;-)

12:21 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

Kara/Darren - there is a conference or rally on every other week. The war against the Iraqi people is still raging. What did the STWC achieve? And don't come out with that "raising consciousness" crap!

Btw, I do like the Rory Delap way of getting goals - hated by north London gooners, of course!

10:19 am  

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