Parade of Clowns, UK Edition
We all remember the United Kingdom’s Jeremy Corbin, the rabid communist labor leader who served up a Stalinist agenda for five agonizing years. There isn’t much I can say about Corbin beyond a vitriolic screed, so I won’t dwell on him; just to say, “good riddance” and “it’s about time.”
Corbin’s replacement as Opposition Leader is a 57-year old member of Parliament from a London suburb by the name of Keir Starmer, KCB, QC, who proves the point made by Vladimir Lenin, “Give us a child for eight years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.”
His parents were die-hard socialists and raised him in that vein. In fact, Sir Starmer began labor party activism when he was still a teenager and a proud member of the East Surrey Young Socialists. His curriculum vitae is quite impressive. He possesses two degrees in law specializing in human rights.
Starmer received an appointment to serve on the Queen’s Counsel in 2002 (aged 39), served as a human rights advisor with the Northern Ireland Policing Board, and named as QC of the year by the UK legal directory. He first entered Parliament in 2015 and served in the labor party’s shadow government in several capacities, including Brexit. He assumed his new post as Opposition Leader in January 2020.
In the UK, pundits regard Starmer as “soft left.” I suppose such a designation takes the edge away from being a communist, if one believes that the purpose of socialism is the attainment of a communist state. I am one of those people, but only because Vladimir Lenin told us that.
Starmer supports social ownership and investment in public services, which comes as no surprise, and supports doing away with university tuition fees. There is much about Starmer that would warm the heart of the American communist Bernie Sanders. He too wants to tax the rich into oblivion, tax corporations out of existence, and demands more government spending, not less.
What bothers me most about Starmer is his position of never deploying the British military in defense unless first sanctioned by the United Nations. God help the British people.
I could certainly agree with a debate on whether the UK ought to have become engaged in the Iraq War … I question our own involvement in that debacle, but if there is to be a decision to avoid foreign entanglements, it must involve the British people only, not people from other lands who hate the British almost as much as they hate Americans.
That Starmer doesn’t understand where his loyalties should lie is very disturbing. I hope the British people find it disturbing, as well. I’m sure Sir Starmer is well meaning in his beliefs (which defy logic), but as we all know, good intention is the pavement on the road to perdition.
As an American, it is comforting to realize that our clown parade isn’t the only game in town. I do not understand why anyone in the UK would vote for a labor party candidate, but then I’m still puzzled about how we ever ended up with an Obama/Biden ticket in 2008. The Lord must love morons … he made so many of them.
That which is not good for the beehive cannot be good for the bees. —Marcus Aurelius