“If …”

No – one can have failed to miss the hysteria (mostly perpetuated by the tories and John Mann MP) concerning comments made by Ken Livingstone.

The media circus by the tory main stream media is a joy to behold isn’t it?

Maybe they should read this poem by Rudyard Kipling:-

If – Poem by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

I think Jeremy Corbyn has read this poem, judging by his statesmanlike response by setting up an internal enquiry.

I don’t think Zac Goldsmith has read the poem judging by this article;

zac goldsmith article.jpg

As one of my Twitter friends said “are the tories slandering the whole Labour party?”

I’ll come back to Zac in a moment, but I just wanted to let you see this Twitter feed response about the above article, from tory groupie Toby Young, to a journalist ;

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So. Back to Zac.

Does he (or whoever thought it was a jolly, spiffing idea to run this article) have ANY conception at all about the effect this will have on those who were (and still are) affected by the horrific act depicted in the article?

It is beyond obscene. As someone who was working in London at the time and who actually had colleagues in the areas that were attacked, I seriously cannot believe that the tories thought this would help the Mayoral campaign in any way.

But doesn’t it just show how out of touch the tories are with not only ordinary Londoners but the rest of the UK too. The article is an absolute affront to the memory of the people that died, their families and the muslim population.

To finish, here is an article by Peter Oborne (a lifelong tory, by all accounts, but not it would seem anymore)

 

http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/london-mayor-race-conservatives-game-religious-and-racial-divisions-538083247

 

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2 Responses to “If …”

  1. Gogmagog says:

    What nobody seems to have consider is that if – big IF – Labour is a cesspool of anti-jewish sentiment, then it would be something that Corbyn inherited, it must have existed under Milliband, Brown, Blair… yet somehow it’s being laid at Corbyn’s door.

    All those New Labour MPs and supporters whose sensibilities have been injured – where were they then ? Why didn’t they speak out / stop their funding then ?

    And no doubt the proximity of local council elections on May 5th is purely coincidental.

    The other potential problem is that if we’re not careful we’ll have a situation where any criticism of Israel – however justified – will be denounced as anti-semitic.

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    • Indeed. The Blairites want Corbyn out because his Socialist beliefs are way outside their comfort zone. The MSM want him out because unlike the tories and Blair, he does not kow tow to them. As someone once said;

      Real Eyes
      Realise
      Real Lies

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