Friday, August 04, 2006

On anti-war marches

Why is it not possible to go on a march (tomorrow, Hyde Park, 12 noon) against a barbaric and excessive use of force against innocent Lebanese civilians by the IDF, without lining up alongside narcissistic, um, poppinjays who say things like this:

"I side with the resistance to that injustice. Hizbollah is leading that resistance. I do not hesitate to say, and Blair and his law officers may take note, that I glorify that resistance.

I glorify the Hizbollah national resistance movement, and I glorify the leader of Hizbollah, Sheikh Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah"


Well thank you George Galloway, I'm sure Blair and his 'law officers' (what is this, 60s Nashville?) would be taking you down to the police station right now if it wasn't for the fact that you provide the easiest way of undermining the left since Militant drove around in taxis to hand out redundancy notices or Nikita Khrushchev stood up and said 'now listen, I think Uncle Joe might have hurt a couple people...'.

Meanwhile with the authors of the equally pompous Euston Manifesto (Iraq apologists who want to maintain the badge of being 'left' essentially) still cavorting around like they're as bold and clear-headed as Orwell in his more patriotic or bellicose moments, well why is it that being on the left feels like being stuck in the middle again: you know, "clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right..."

The thing is, despite all the mirth-makers, I'm not laughing.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jake O'Leary said...

Its amazing how many people fall under belicose fantasist George Galloway's spell.

The Euston manifesto gang undermine a good point - that it is sickening that the left are allying themselves with ideologically conservative religous zealots - by basically using their liberal internationalism to justify anything GB and US do, ever.

11:52 AM  
Blogger John said...

It's really easy to fall under his spell though. The other day on his radio show he claimed to know more about the middle east than "anyone else in Britain" and "probably the western world". How fortunate we are to have such an academic speak to the common man through the medium of Rooney-obsessed van driver wank radio station Talksport!

The best thing about Galloway, aside from his absurd expense account is his use of the music from Top Cat as his show's theme tune. An ironic nod to his bespoke twattery on CBB, or a superb example of GG's overinflated ego? I lean toward the latter.

6:42 PM  

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