caramba wrote:In DB’s original post he talked in highly emotive, overly dramatic weasel words about how JC had “faced down” racists and anti-semites “on the street”.
Having seen the oft-repeated yet never proven tale of Corbyn’s mother’s presence at the Battle of Cable Street regularly cited as fact, I asked DB for some “easily verifiable” examples to back his claim.
Rather than providing the hard facts requested, DB deleted the bit about “easily verifiable”, and provided a - while doubtless true - totally irrelevant narrative about some mate of his.
As for The Prof and Penk’s pointing out that JC had participated in various anti-NF and anti-apartheid actions in the 70s…
So fucking what?
Like many past and present Labour supporters here – yourselves included, I would hope – I also marched and demonstrated against fascism and the apartheid back then.
Our doing so doesn’t – and shouldn’t – grant us lifetime immunity against facing hard questions about related matters many years after the fact.
As for Jimbo’s typically cut and paste list; a quick look through reveals that most points mentioned involve Corbyn’s signing various measures.
Had he bothered to read what he was posting, Jimbo might have noticed that fully one third of the 40 items covered do not even mention The Beloved Leader at all.
Sorry, but I have better things to than wasting more time reading the rest of J’s lazy contribution than he spent googling ‘Corbyn’ and ‘anti-semitism’ and then importing what he found into this thread.
The mate of mine is one of the major players in this whole farrago who has been traduced as an anti-semite and expelled from the party.
As I said, in contrast to, say, the Independent Group he has actually been on 'the front line' against fascism in this country, such as it is. He is both jewish and a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn. It is with him and some of his comrades that this anti-semitism row originates. As you can imagine the son of a rabbi being an ardent supporter of Palestinian rights has never sat well with a lot of people in the party and he has come in for a mountain of shit because of this.
And would anyone sriously deny that Corbyn is the sort of politician that gets involved in anti-fascism?
And for the record I think you added the 'easily verifiable bit into your post after I had quoted you.