Sunday, 13 September 2015

Could not 'the left' be ... right?

Jeremy Corbyn has confused his opponents and won the Labour Leadership contest by a very comfortable margin. 

Immediately afterwards, he was savaged by the Tories and even by some of his old Labour colleagues - in the Tory press! The Tories claim he is a threat to our national security and goodness knows what else. The Tories have cast aspersions on some of Corbyn's quotes ... mainly out of context.

The country is ... very sadly ... already divided. But divided not by Corbyn but by the Tory policies that have attacked the poorest and weakest in the country (except pensioners) under the guise of One Nation.

The natural purpose of life is not to feed the proceeds of the country's wealth towards the wealthy, but to distribute so that all may share prosperity. The ordinary person usually works just as hard as any big businessman (and certainly the bankers and traders), so why should he not be able to share - fairly - the nations' wealth, and be able to live happily without undue anxiety? And those that cannot work or are restricted from doing so should not be traumatised and villified but have free access into any such success without guilt.

Love towards all and towards the environement must be this country's goal. And getting rid of Trident would seem to me a good part of the way towards that transcendental goal.

Jeremy Corbyn has all the personal characteristics to bring success towards this vision. And with Tom Watson he has a very able ally. Yes, there are dangers - particularly in the extreme left having too much of a voice - but reason should prevail. Corbyn is not, in fact, a 'lefty' - he just speaks common sense, and to the heart!