Beast of Burden
It's sort of fun watching this lot all skip around with Owen Jones on Twitter, being more Corbyn and more righteous than each other in a great feedback loop with occasional dissonance...
my internationalism isn't bash the west. the main enemy at home applies just as much as it does in England as it does in great chauvinistic Russia.I think this is very much Corbyn's position, if you look at his history, although I think you are putting a particular spin on it I don't fully get. His take on international politics is very much "bash the West" cf. Milne's infamous column "Can the US ever be defeated?"
I know nowt about Novara beyond seeing them argue with people I like - what' their positioning with regard to Russia, Putin etc?
It’s like a particularly brutal David Attenborough documentary, all that. The young energetic pups try to take down the silverback. It just looks exhausting, why would anyone want that level of profile...It's sort of fun watching this lot all skip around with Owen Jones on Twitter, being more Corbyn and more righteous than each other in a great feedback loop with occasional dissonance...
As far as I know Galloway has not been on Novara but Bastani went on his show and was then taken to pieces on social media for it - mainly for GG’s sexist support of the wikileaks rapey guy.
Also not Assadists afaik. They’ve had some Kurds and Syrians on who seemed on the money to me but it’s not something I know a lot about.
But re: Corbyn - he is very selective about which bits of the UK ruling class he will attack. Bankers and tories are bad. Business and cops are good. The army, the royal family are not really mentioned.
I probably need to clarify here that I wasn't stating that I personally view them as a leninist/marxist/communist/socialist/whatever vanguard, but rather that their personality traits (as well as the overall aesthetic and tone that the Novara brand takes) suggests that they possibly view themselves (however deludedly) as a kind of vanguard in waiting.i honestly don't care. they aren't a proletarian vanguard in any sense, even in the non-leninist sense.
Actually one of them used to come on our show on Resonance at that period, and we played alot of grime etc so you're kinda wrong there, dunno about the Ash guy though.i can guarantee u lot that ash sarkar wasn't listening to mak10 on rinse in 2005. that's the funniest thing about novara, them getting behind grime after its been dead for ever.
The centrists and Blairites, whose fault it will be when the Corbyn project fails to achieve socialism. Oh and the mainstream media, always them.I read somewhere on their site something like: "Donate to help us take on the Establishment!" What will it be like if there's a Corbyn government? Who will be the Oppositional-Oedipal Daddy Figure then?