I think Labour ought to vote to stick with JC, and not merely to to spite the Mefia.
"I think the media are leading the Labour membership along a merry grooming operation - it;'s none of their business, it is the business of the Labour Party Membership.
The opinions of people and organisations who have bullied Jeremy Corbyn in print and broadcast, over the past 4 years, on any of this are just more propaganda and bullying. There is something deeply wrong here.
Standing up to bullying.
Furthermore, and importantly, I think it would be standing up to the bullies and grooming gangsters to say NO!
"Jeremy is correct, honest and totally a worthy Prime Minister, and we will not let you lot bully him or us: we are retaining Jeremy as Leader."
The Bullies have always wanted Corbyn to go.
Are you so readily going to give them that satisfaction?"
Putting this in another way, I would describe the situation as the following:
If A is part of an extended family, and A spreads lies and misleading statements and slander about a cousin B in order to get the rest of the family to hate on that cousin B, that is an abusive psychological assault.
It is defined in Domestic Abuse law as a criminal offence.
Corbyn is the cousin B, the extended family is all of us, the Establishment, and their operatives are A.
The abusers are the microtargeters, the Mefia and others who push emotionally potent trigger material, lies, misleading statements etc towards studied and identified vulnerablities across specific demographics to exploit targetted groups across the population to 'sell' a political meme, product to ideology....
This is the easiest way to explain what is happening.
This is abuse, straight up.
Persistence, determination and community based work matter, deeply.
Jeremy Corbyns election to Leadership of Labour came as a shock to the British political status quo. That was never meant to happen. It did.
And lots of people joined and re-join Labour because they felt the possibility of an honesty in politics that might move matters towards a more peace oriented future.
The youth movement have transformed UK politics, supported by millions of elders - the vast majority of whom vehemently oppose all the UKS wars and humanitarian inteerventions, the generation of the Invasion of Iraq, privatisation of social care, Austerity etc...
They have thrown down a guantlet of honesty without stooping to dishonesty, deliberate triggering, or emotional manipulation, by designing policies informed by the people they will most affect.
The policy manifesto that Labour set out was adequately costed.
It was grounded on sound economics and a social duty of care, precisely because it was informed by the disabled, the vulnerable, the poor, the low income working poor, the families struggling with debt, the students struggling with debt, combat veterans, women in refuges, the issues on climate, environment and food safety and working conditions and rights.
The Tories had 'Get Brexit Done' and click bait policy headlines with no commitments, or costings, mere chaff in policy terms, and they had the micro-targeting of varied demographics with emotional triggering materials that exploit known and studied vulnerabilities, biases, prejudices and ignorances, in co-ordination with the sloganeering News Mefia smear campaigns such as targeting Corbyn as a Communist or Marxist or Anti-Semite or Terrorist Sympathiser.
These are all outright lies. Knowing misrepresentations designed to elict an emotive reaction that turns the target against Corbyn.
I have met random people across London, the so called liberal metropolis, who call Corbyn a 'Communist' in such hatred as they spit that word out. They had no evidence, just a printed opinion.
Hearts and Minds psychological operations - an entity created to disseminate material
Cambridge Analytica, Lynton Crosby, The Institute for Statecraft, Facebook's refusal to police political 'advertisements' for misleading content, lies, etc... The way the News Mefia allowed liars to state their lies, without challenging them. The way talk radio allows people to repeat those lies, as if that formed a valid 'opinion'...
So we are all faced with well resourced organised global goading systems that have been quietly tested in elections across the global south,,,,
I think that Labour needs to move away from 'Leadership' invested in a person or an institutional singular role.
The people need spokespersons who have sat with them, talked, listened, heard the evidence, seen the evidence and who have designed policy that will meet those needs.
Take that to the Legislature. As a foundational dynamic.
Set up a spokesperson team, of able communicators, with superb critical thinking skills that can politely or robustly defuse attempts at manipulation, bullying, misleading as they happen and identify the behavioural tactic in real time. and then calmly proceed with the evidence based dialogue.
Defuse the attacks on a Leader, use them to bring the policy evidence to the fore.
Call out political bullying as a clinical practice protocol.
Let us state that Honesty is our ground upon which Justice will be built.
Sign the petitioon, link below, to register this position, if you agree with my take.
Honesty of the many, will tear down the Lies of the few.
That they can then join the many, and be at ease, finally among the family of humanity.
Or detained, humanely, where they can cause no further harm - we must have justice, rather than revenge, and I certainly do not want to cause harm anyone.
An Honest World is possible. You will need to be brave and determined, and acutley aware of how bullying really works.
"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"
Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.