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
That’s the beauty of our freedom of expression but also its curse. We have to listen to a lot of crap. And no I do not just mean the extremist, hook handed Muslim clerics the Daily Mail goes on about but also the extremist (and largely unchallenged) views by people in positions of influence that label Palestinians as filthy rodents. Or how about those opinions that suggest we line trade union members up in front of a firing squad when they go on strike? That’s the beauty of our freedom to express ourselves and our opinions, no matter what arsehole it comes from. That includes me and my opinion. You’ll either love or hate it in equal measure but that’s okay because that’s your opinion and you have a right to it too.
But like your arsehole, keep it clean. We can all agree to disagree and if we don’t like someone’s arsehole opinion? Ignore it. Block it or better – debate it. If you feel you really are offended by it, think on the old tale we teach our children about sticks and stones, but don’t censor it arbitrarily. Opinions are linked to our freedom of expression and always remember; the door for controversial opinion swings both ways.
I made a film, a kind of documentary that covered 5 years of people fighting austerity and the issues people have faced, from zero hour contracts, disability cuts, pension attacks and many other issues. I filmed it almost exclusively on a smartphone, proving that with just a smartphone and a data connection, you can create anything you want.
Here is the introduction, it is in 8 parts, see which bit you like or watch it all in one go.