The car crash this week by the British Labour Party over the depths of antisemitism in its ranks appears, in some narratives, to have its roots, not in the remarks and decision making of certain Labour members, but in a Zionist conspiracy. According to a candidate in the London Mayoral election, George Galloway – ‘The supporters of Israel have the whole political class now dancing to their tune,”
Well, if that is the case then I salute the courage, strength, and the indefatigability of the Zionists who kidnapped Ken Livingstone’s brain this week, bundled it into a taxi, took it to a secret location in central London (Millbank), and forced it to do the rounds of the broadcast media studios and repeat a litany of anti-Semitic tropes in order to ensure the story was kept on the front pages.
They also appear to have forced Labour councilors, or party members, to suggest that Jews have big noses, were behind 9/11, and, therefore ‘we must address the Jewish question’, the latter being the Hitleresque words of Gerry Downing.
More puzzling is how they then managed to keep the news from the Labour leadership. I suppose it’s possible there is a Zionist cabal around Leader Corbyn which ensures that every time he speaks about the subject it is too late, and what he says bears little relation to what is going on.
As Mr Galloway once said to that nice Saddam Hussein “we are with you, hatta al-nasr, hatta al-nasr, hatta al-Quds -until victory, until victory, until Jerusalem.”
The hard left, and its mirror image on the hard right, is well versed in dissembling and constructing a form of words to deflect attention from a problem it appears unable to admit.
This is a constant in hard left discourse and allows the true believers in the Zionist conspiracy to build a shield round their capacity for critical thinking. Like all conspiracy theorists, every piece of evidence to the contrary of their belief is turned around and presented as evidence for their belief. Therefore, if the media finally notices that the Labour Party has been infected by the anti-Semitic discourse which grew through the 1980s, and 90s, and has come to the surface, the problem is not the anti-Semitic discourse, it is the smear campaign of ‘Zionist led mainstream media’. If Naz Shah tweets something anti-Semitic, has the significance explained to her, and apologises – she has been ‘got at’. If Labour mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan agrees Mr Livingstone should be suspended – he has ‘sold out’. Sold out to whom? I think we know what is meant.
Because the hard left is incapable of thinking it can only believe that sections of the working class which disagree with it have ‘false consciousness’, one of the most patrionising, haughty, and arrogant political theories you could come up with. On the subject of what is going on in the Labour Party they are similar rigid. Anyone who disagrees with them is part of a Jewish conspiracy.
It always mattered, and the Party always knew it was there. The difference between now and before is that now some of those infected with this psychosis are in the Party hierarchy, and some in the leadership are so imprisoned by their calcified thinking and obsessions they cannot see the problem with the psychosis. Believing the big lie is so much easier.