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Corbyn Is Being Destroyed – Like Blowing Up a Bridge to Stop an Advancing Army

Corbyn Is Being Destroyed – Like Blowing Up a Bridge to Stop an Advancing Army

Jonathan Cook

The latest “scandal” gripping Britain – or to be more accurate, British elites – is over the use of the term “Zionist” by the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the head of the opposition and possibly the country’s next prime minister.

Yet again, Corbyn has found himself ensnared in what a small group of Jewish leadership organisations, which claim improbably to represent Britain’s “Jewish community”, and a small group of corporate journalists, who improbably claim to represent British public opinion, like to call Labour’s “anti-semitism problem”.

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Great article that makes me sick because of its overall veracity. I will take exception to the line:

"fuelling their [the ruling elite] fears as part of a much larger power game in which all of us – the 99 per cent – are expendable. "

The one percent are always powered by the ninety-nine percent. Without the base, the tip of the pyramid would be in the dirt. The one percent despise their dependence upon the ninety-nine percent. In vulgar societies, such as ours, they cannot even conceal their contempt. To the guillotines!

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Ironically, Israels relentless use of the anti-semitism smear for any and all critics over so may decades has worn out its effectiveness, and this pathetic smear campaign against Corbyn is therefore transparent to much of the populace.
Moreover, it has caused a resurgence of real anti-semites who thanks to Israels actions now feel entirely vindicated.

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The writer seems to have a profound ignorance of what Russia is doing. Ignorance is bliss but there are consequences. This seems to be an attempt to keep the now stale view of corporate elites controlling everything when all the evidence shows that Russia is getting close to converting the US and western European countries into autocracies. What better evidence that Trump. How did that happen. How could someone so immoral and ignorant be elected president of the US.The answer is Russia. They have been working toward this for years. Conservative Americans have much more in common with Russian society then American society which has been transformed by liberal democracy into a secular multiracial multicultural country where no one race or religion completely dominates and defending human rights is seen as essential. In contrast Russia has a traditional country which is Christian and very religious. In Russia human rights are not important and what is important is maintaining the traditional society. Russia has an oligarchy which controls virtually the entire economy. Putin isn’t criticized in the press because the state bought up most of the press and those who criticize too much are at risk of being assassinated. This is the type of country American right wingers admire and would like to live in and it is the type of country that Trump wants to bring about. He is attempting to carry out Putin’s agenda of breaking up NATO and the EU and not only supporting white nationalists in the US and Europe. Steve Bannon has been traveling through Europe working with their white nationalist parties . Putin, Bannon, and Trump; are largely following the ideas of the Russian Alexander Dugin who has promoted the view of an axis of autocratic countries from the US to to Western Europe to Russia. These countries would be very influenced by the Russian intelligence services. Putin is an ex-KGB agent and is closes advisors were all in the KGB. Russia played a big role not only in getting Trump elected but also in the Brexit vote. Russia has got the momentum and it will be difficult to stop. It can easily influence right wingers and wealthy people like Trump who are immoral and will sell out their own country for personal benefit. Russia knows it cannot influence the left and doesn’t try. The main bulwarks against the Russian assault are liberal Democratic parties such as the Democratic Party in the US and liberal democratic parties in France and Germany. If those liberal democratic parties cannot win, the ideas of Alexander Dugin will ultimately prevail.

I would say AIPAC’s influence at the federal level is exceeded only by the NRA’s.

But unlike the NRA, AIPAC is forced to play a bi-partisan game:

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Corbyn is only the peripheral part of this story. This IS what is happening today. Corbyn is only important in the story’s context as he probably will be the next Prime Minister of the UK AND he is more a “Democratic Socialist” than Bernie Sanders. This is what’s happening around the world. What I believe that the “Russian investigation” and the sleazy pols & appointees in govt is only the tip of the iceberg. Like any wise person has said from the beginning, “follow the money” and that is what is being shown us so far in the Mueller investigation. Greedy, dishonest and completely without any morals in power in the corporate & governmental world. The shit is already hitting the fan here as seen by the rise of Trump. He isn’t doing a fucking thing for his followers except in the feel good LIES he keeps telling them AND they keep on believing. Once most of these rubes realize they have been super conned is when the real trouble begins.

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Silghtly off-topic: can we please put irony quotes around the word “elite” when writing about the predatory rich? Other than the price of their toys, they’re no better—and frequently much worse—than the rest of us.

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Someone has slipped off the rails here.

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The media have learned their propaganda lessons but their targets won’t wake up to that. Seems rather hopeless. If no one understands that the circus atmosphere created by media enabled the clownification of US government, then Brits are doomed as well.

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The D-Party always has an ample supply of Blue Dogs.

Still, over 75% of NRA membership is Republican.

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Fine article . . . I would only add that the elites are asset-striping not just the natural world, but the 99% as well.

“. . a still-bigger agenda: the accumulation of wealth by a global elite through the asset-stripping of the planet’s resources and the rationalisation of permanent war.”

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Well said. Thank you.

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Although i have read Jonathan Cook for a while, recently he has been excelling himself in his analyses.

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Trump was elected because of two broken political parties more concerned about stuffing their pockets and NOT addressing the real concerns of the American people. From immigration , abortion , healthcare , trade and many more issues never fixed just used as a side show as the elite make off like bandits. The democrats ruled the House of Representatives for decades because they protected working people from the corporate republicans—until Bill Clinton became president. And Pelosi says these elections happen in waves—NO THEY DON’T- stand for something and you will stay in power for a long time. And the simple current example would be healthcare----do we see democrats running a national campaign for healthcare for all when polling shows overwhelming support on this issue—NO—because they are beholden-bought and paid for by the healthcare industry.

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Bernie is living in the heart of the BEAST. And just think back 50 yrs ago to those who went up against the BEAST.

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Searching on line today vs. a few years ago I see a very different place. The corporate overlords are figuring out how to fix “free speech”. And its not about the clown from Info Wars—one almost has to wonder if he isn’t just a concoction by the state to convince people of tight regulation.

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Laughter can’t do this justice. It’s like if someone wanted to convey the experience of a lobotomy in words, it might read like this fragment. you’ve shot past the finish lines of stupid, dishonest, and/corrupt and have now entered the hallowed grounds of batshit insane.

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honestly, that post read like a press release.

I’m usually strongly averse to accusing anyone of “being on payroll”, but if anyone around here is, this is the cat. No sentient being could post this crap in a hostile environment, day after day, knowing that conversion to the Church of Neoliberalism was utterly futile, without getting paid at least minimum wage to do it.

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Can you say TROLL ?

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"I won’t get into the patently ridiculous notion that “Zionist” is a code word for “Jew.” This line tips Jonathan Cook’s antisemitism and his tendentious, antisemitic analysis. A Zionist is a person who supports Israel. Almost all supporters of Israel, almost none of whom are Progressives, are Jews. So it is a ridiculous to assert that the equivalence of “Zionist” and “Jew” is ridiculous.

As for Corbyn, he is his own worst and self-destructive enemy. He needs no army led or directed by some number of Jews–you know, the ones who rule the world: a common meme of antisemites–to indict him for beliefs past and present, beliefs, if renounced, never renounced voluntarily, ergo, never convincingly.