I’ve no idea whether Stephen Jackson can live up to Keith Bird’s nomination of him as ‘Bexhill’s own resident Marxist’ (August 14) but so far at least , ‘they can’t touch you for it’ as Morecambe and Wise used to say.
After another five years who knows what will be allowed?
I’m sure that not everyone one in Bexhill is a natural Tory or thinks that Karl Marx led a workers’ insurrection wearing a bandanna and carrying a rifle – when in fact he was a social scientist, interested in what was happening and why within Capitalism (now known as Globalism).
Personally, I’m quite keen on Groucho Marx, as the leader of ‘Freedonia’.
Many people, especially Americans, seem to have no idea about all this and think that the NHS equates with communism.
Like most Brits I go for moderation generally but not always.
I used to describe myself as a right-wing socialist with an interest in religion.
For many years people scoffed that there was no such thing and then we got Tony Blair – ouch. That wasn’t quite what I meant!
I don’t think that the world will come to an end if Corbyn leads ‘true Labour’ for a while or that the Conservatives should rush to break out the Champagne that only they can afford if he does.
Scotland is still intact after electing the SNP after all. This tactic is called fear politics and will be used in any further referendums as well.
I always liked John Lennon’s observation in Revolution No 9 that ‘if you talk about destruction – don’t you know that you can count me out!’ At the moment Corbyn seems to be talking about building things, frightening for some.
The significant thing about the ‘surprise’, to the media anyway, appearance of Farage/Sturgeon and Corbyn on the political landscape recently was not policy issues but the obvious contrast between them and the bland ‘on message’ and very similar representatives of the main parties with their Stepford Wives type (men included) starey-eyed deathly presentation.
The Westminster Village doesn’t like any real newcomers on it’s lawn does it?
We live in interesting times as the Chinese are unlikely to say if they get into financial trouble soon.
There is, of course, a particular reason why we should expect to find some appropriate left-wing sympathy locally, Marxist or otherwise!
Bexhill’s only Socialist mayor was an aristocrat but someone who built a Peoples Palace – the DLWP – in recognition of those who actually take the strain on a day-to-day basis.
I think it’s this relaxed and eccentric attitude, overall, that tends to make Great Britain stand out among the wealth of nations, pun intended.
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