Okay. #piggate has gone on for long enough and I’ve laughed more than most, so let’s pause for a moment about what it’s all about.
A billionaire ploughed millions into the Tory party and was promised a ministerial job (allegedly) and then didn’t get one. He then proceeds to write a book, outing Cameron as a pig fucker and coke fiend (along with a list of other tawdry activities). This surely raises a bigger question about the power and role money plays in politics. A warning of the risk you face of challenging money after they bank roll you to power.
With no rousing rejection of the story by the press secretaries, it makes me wonder what else this guy has on Cameron and also makes a mockery of Cameron’s tweet that Jeremy Corbyn and Labour are now a threat to national security. What’s more dangerous? A man with a vision of a more just world or a man with a history of being balls deep in a dead animal and potentially being controlled by all who knew?
It was Don Corleone who said keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer. This week we see why. Perhaps David Cameron should have paid more attention to the teachings of the Don.
America. I forgave you Obama, a lot of people got swept up in that hope-change-yes we can-shit. Someone even gave that sweet talking, smooth walking mutha a Nobel Peace Prize just for saying shit. I even forgave you for George W. Bush, I mean, we had our own war criminal bathing in the blood of dead service personnel and Iraqi children and drying themselves in hundred dollar bills – people in glass houses and all. I will not, however, forgive you Donald Trump.
Without a solid foundation, no genuine movement of opposition can ever be mounted.
I have routinely argued that the popular leaders of our history past, did so on the backs of popular movements. The future will be no different.
Martin Luther King, Malcolm X,
Mandela and others would have been pissing in the wind without the foundation of the people, striving for change. Jeremy Corbyn’s success or failure will be directly linked to the actions of the people that voted for him or that believe in his vision of a world without war, poverty and division.
The scale of the unhinged attacks on Jeremy Corbyn by the vile right wing media surprises even me. Each day that passes and with each measured response Corbyn makes, the more desperate the opposition becomes and for good reason. They know that there is nothing more dangerous than the people rallying behind an idea. That is what they fear the most.
The question is whether or not we are up to the task?#anotherworldispossible