DARK DEED OF MEDIA AND MPS UNDERMINES DEMOCRACY
Has there ever been such a transparent conspiracy as that of the British media and disgruntled Blairite Labour MPs' pathetic attempt to vicariously discredit a Labour leadership with the biggest mandate in Labour history by tenuous association with a colleague's clumsy comment about Hitler and Zionism...? Just who set John Mann MP like a pitbull onto Ken Livingstone in front of so many television cameras? How convenient for resentful right-wing Labour MPs that so many cameras just happened to be there! While it's right Livingstone should be reprimanded for his comment, and no doubt right that Corbyn has suspended him from the party, why should this pretty inconsequential matter be blown up so absurdly by our media? And just a week before the local elections, significantly, long-cited by Labour's Right as Corbyn's 'test' as Labour leader! Are the so 'entitled' Blairites really prepared to wreck Labour's chances in the elections just to try and find a way to topple Corbyn and replace him with another New Labour stooge? The answer would seem to be, yes. Hypocritical and opportunistic right-wing press aside, the BBC and The Guardian should be ashamed of themselves, not to say the normally incisive Channel 4 News which made the wrong call on this occasion. Criticism of the Israeli state for its deplorable treatment of the Palestinians is not equatable with anti-Semitism -it is simply anti- Israeli persecution of Palestine. Full stop. To tar it as anti-Semitism is if anything to show contempt not only to the plight of the Palestinians but also to those Jewish people who know what true anti-Semitism is! And who is David Cameron and the right-wing press to preach about anti-Semitism/prejudice when the Tories and red tops have for over six years rhetorically discriminated against the unemployed, sick and disabled to whip up hatred towards them simply for being unemployed, sick and disabled and in receipt of benefits? Cameron's governments, ministers and friends in the red-top press have systematically employed discriminatory and persecutory rhetoric much of which is almost identical to the kind of written propaganda used by the Nazis to persecute the Jews in Thirties Germany: terms such as "parasites", "workshy" and "scrounger" were used by the Nazis to stigmatise the unemployed and also the Jews; much Tory-and-red top "scrounger" rhetoric is persecutory and designed to encourage resentment and hatred towards those in receipt of state benefits, irrespective of the legitimacy of their claims. To have to listen to Iain Duncan Smith, of all people, preach about a synthetic "anti-Semitism" problem in the Labour Party, is intolerable, given his very vocal rhetorical and administrative persecution of the unemployed, sick and disabled during his toxic six years as Work and Pensions Secretary. Cameron and his cronies should stop their persecution of the unemployed and disabled of this country (disability hate crime is at its highest ever level today), and their despicable Atos and Maximus-facilitated work capability assessments - which have seen over 91,000 people DIE prematurely or by suicide between 2011-14 - before claiming a moral highground on politics of hate! CAMERON IS A COMPLETE MORAL HYPOCRITE! Not least for his echoing in the Commons of Zac Goldsmith's Islamophobic rhetoric in his failed campaign to become the new Mayor of London. As far as The Recusant is concerned, we are witnessing a media-and-Blairite conspiracy against Jeremy Corbyn's democratically legitimate leadership of the Labour Party, via attempts to scandalise his associates, and it is reprehensible, a disgrace to behold, an insult to our democracy!