Addressing Some Tory Lies

9 Nov

Random Public Journal

By Jason Michael

ACCUSING POLITICAL OPPONENTS of Antisemitism and Holocaust denial – the political equivalent of spray-painting ‘PEDO’ on a hated neighbour’s door – is a favourite tactic of the right-wing. In English politics, this was exactly what was levelled against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after Ken Livingstone made insensitive comments about collaboration between the Hitler’s Germany and Zionist organisations before and during the Second World War. ‘Collaboration’ is a bit of a stretch, but the history of the systematic murder of the Jews of Europe between 1941 and 1945 is complex, and, as is the case in every such dark story, there are collaborators and individuals forced to do awful things in order to survive. Livingstone’s comments were not clever, but their cynical use by the Conservatives and right-wing elements of the Labour Party to discredit Corbyn and the left were disgusting to say the least.

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