I was once politically ignorant and unaware. I did not vote in 96 when Tony Blair was Labour leader due to my age but if I could I would have. It was the aftermath of 911 and the war on Afghanistan and Iraq that I believed proved to be Tony Blair’s downfall and the downfall of the Labour Party. I (along with much of the British population at the time) did not believe war in Iraq was necessary but war is what we got. In fact we did not get war we got a one sided bombardment of a country and its people.
I said I would never vote Labour but after years of a Conservative government I did! I voted Miliband despite not really liking him much, the lesser evil and all that baloney.
I was happy and surprised when Corbyn took over and I always felt he would be stopped quickly. I was wrong he is still leader and for that I’m glad but I might not even bother voting him after all! Why?
I was recently on a Facebook group that calls itself We Support Jeremy Corbyn. I shared a blog explaining why I believe Tommy Robinson should be freed, I explain that I am no fan of Tommy Robinson but I do value freedom. I am then accused of being racist! I retaliate with the NOT personal insult of “DICK” I am then told by admin to remove the word or I will be blocked.
My argument for freeing Tommy Robinson is simple. The information he offered was TRUE . The people he accused of being peadophiles were paedophiles. They were found guilty and not imprisoned. I recognize that the information was not legally obtained and distributed but the corporate owned mainstream media is also not always fully complicit with the law. The Leveson inquiry seems to have been forgotten by those demanding Robinson should not be freed. Not to even mention the fact that a rapist should be sent to prison and journalist, political activist locked up for talking? Harsh.
That made me racist according to one person on facebook…Do you know what irritates me the most about this comment, the real racist far right often accuse the left of calling names when in disagreement (the far right are the worst for this shit btw) when people like this accuse people of being racists just because of a disagreement it proves them right and brings the left down to the same level.
I then stated that this country always protect paedophiles of any religion, he asks for proof. I send him a blog I wrote all back up by mainstream media plus more links from many mainstream outlets. The admin of the page then calls me a conspiracy theorist and then deletes my posts.
If this is the side of freedom we are fucked.