Article: The Dyslexic Journalist
Art work: David Daniel.
The fight has become extremely bitter from the Labour ‘coup group’ and their unseen allies. An estimated 500,000 members are behind Jeremy Corbyn, showing incredible support for a new era in politics and a democratically inclusive society. But It's becoming increasingly clear that the PLP seem hell-bent on turning the New Labour Party into some exclusive private members club, where Westminster grandees get to choose all the candidates, ignore their own constituents, as well as the Labour electorate at large. They then appear to rush off to the Tory Press to tattle-tale on their colleagues.
If we look to the shores of the United States at this time it appears to have become less ‘United States’ and more the ‘Divided States of America’. This gives us a reflection of our own political battle between good and bad, right and wrong, democracy and dictatorship. Hopefully we can avoid the dreadful mistakes America now finds herself in. Or is it just too late?
We have to hope the United Kingdom hasn’t fallen into the same system of politics as our American cousins. Are we not aware, after the Chilcot report, that following America is not what we should do, with its corruption, lies and power struggles for dominance and financial control over democracy?
As the days pass, it is becoming increasingly clear that the powers behind closed doors are determined Corbyn will not take control, regardless of a democratic election. While career politician, Angela Eagle, resides as the candidate to take over Corbyn’s position, it is clear she does not have the leadership qualities required and is just a pawn, placed in that position by the business of politics. If she were to ever take control, it clearly would not be her who held the power.
Many of the MPs involved in the coup were not really sure why they were protesting, but it is now too late to turn back and admit defeat.
The support Jeremy Corbyn has, now outstrips any other political figure at this time. The vote for Corbyn is possibly a last window of opportunity the United Kingdom has at real choice in who we choose to lead the party and ultimately the country. But our democracy is being eroded from within. If Jeremy Corbyn is to be kept off the Labour Leadership nominations, it then seems we are heading directly into a dictatorship.
This may seem to be an extreme statement to make, but political agendas are years in the making, with decisions in Parliament taking time to take effect. Look how the NHS has been slowly stripped and sold off to private companies. Public transport is grinding to a halt since its slow privatisation, and public housing stock and land has been sold off over the past 30 years.
All of these situations have causes crises in our community and big business opportunities for corporations and politicians. These are real situations that took time and were highly organized, with politicians working behind closed doors along with corporations and private businesses.
This is what Jeremy Corbyn stands against, and explains why there is so much opposition towards him from the political establishment and its highly corporate operation. This is why we have so much underpinning for Corbyn from a vast section of society.
With support not seen towards an MP during any of our lifetimes, it’s a very worrying landscape for the old school political system. The breaking down of politics and a new era seem to rapidly be building up from a desperate grass roots society, craving for positive change globally.
Politics and its relationship with private commerce have become painfully obvious to so many of us. Collectively we are standing up and facing the monster named capitalism like never before. But do we actually have the power to make a change?
If we consider the political struggle to take total control of the Labour Party, then the vision is of how politics is twisting and turning, reshaping itself back to a time when the majority of the population were completely disenfranchised from political inclusion. This was only a few years ago.
It has been only 9 months since a democratic vote for Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party was a huge success for democracy. But ever since then, we have had sinister cloak and dagger attempts to oust Corbyn.
What will it mean for democracy if Corbyn is not on the Labour nomination?
How will society react if we are deprived of the voting option and just told who to vote for?
Do we actually have any choices at all?
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