27 October 2005
Rightist blogistas twist Iranian President's words
I don't want to turn the blog into yet another running commentary on the day's news. I find sites like that very tedious indeed. Nevertheless, and this being my toy, I am going to break my rule. . .
Why are the rightist bloggers twisting what the Iranian President said? In his speach President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the destruction of both Israel and the USA - so why are these pretend leftists not quoting him properly?
Could it be that they know that most of their readers are indifferent to America's future at best? That those of us on the real left know that the centre for world capitalism is found in the USA and that if - blessed day - the USA took a serious hit our fight to see the home grown version of the disease destroyed would be made that much easier?
As far as Israel is concerned, I am old enough to remember when the Zimbabwean Resistence shot down a Viscount airliner that belonged to Air Rhodesia. The survivors were then massacred on the ground. Various rightwing types then got themselves into a lather, but we, the real left, agreed with the guerrilla who was quoted as saying that "little snakes grow into big snakes, so it is always better to squash their heads when they are still young".
The aim was to see Rhodesia destroyed and this was a step on the road to that destruction. We knew that defeat for Rhodesia would lead to one more loss for international capitalism - and we were bloody well right! We also had, let's be honest, an atavistic desire to see Rhodesians chopped up into little bits. They were the scum of Britain - types who didn't have the balls to be workers nor the brass to be gaffers - so they inhabited that never-never world that only the middle classes understand. Lacking both balls and brass some of these creatures had found a home in that colony and had spent a lifetime lording it over the natives: until the natives hit back!
Now what was true of Rhodesia is true also of Israel. A little bit of consistency, comrades, is needed here. A western, capitalist, creole state that exists to suppress the locals is the same no matter where it exists. The sooner it ceases to exist the better it is for the locals and the better it is for us.