cashead wrote:Digby wrote:Corbyn didn't simply get anti-semite thrown at him for saying Palestinians are people too, hopefully nobody directing Labour thinks in such precious, simplistic and ignorant manner
You honestly believe it was anything more than a coordinated smear campaign? I'd be hopeful we wouldn't get any further commentary and analysis from bootlicking cunts like you, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Yep I believe it was substantially more than a smear campaign, but not because I think he's an anti-semite. I suspect for Corbyn he was anti British (empire) and more considered the enemy of his enemy was his friend, which still left him being friends with some rank arseholes, a situation that wouldn't have been so exposed had he not risen to a level he never anticipated.
But for people like me that still left Corbyn being friends with some rank arseholes, and if you've ever had the pleasure of spending time talking to some of these Labour groups by drawing so heavily on the anti Israel strand they've managed to find themselves recruiting any number of people who aren't merely anti Israel they're also raving misogynistic, homophobic arseholes, they might prefer terms like religious and patriarchal but potato/tomato
None of the above should be taken as my being especially supportive of Israel, bar I don't know what you do about Israel now other than let it continue to exist I'm not especially supportive of Israel, and on any number of instances I'm appalled by the actions of Israel, though I'm often appalled too at the acts taken against Israel. That I'm probably more pro Palestine than many and still for me Corbyn allowed himself to be drawn into groups that were and are anti-semitic should have been more of a warning flag than it appears to have been taken as
It's not the only reason I think Corbyn was a crap choice for leader, I'm only saying trying to pretend it's unfortunate for Corbyn he was painted into such a corner by an unreasonable media is akin to hearing from those who bemoan the media coverage of Trump and turn instead to the truth as portrayed by Fox and even OAN, that's the level of delusion you're stooping to, or at least coming across as stooping to if you choose to defend Corbyn in this area.