COVID-19 Silver Linings & Financial Killings

Today is Earth Day which of course is about demonstrating support for environmentalism, because as I’ve often conveyed, if humankind fucks the environment then the environment is going to fuck humankind. The irony with the current COVID-19 pandemic is though it’s pretty seriously bad for humankind it’s actually been good for combatting pollution and climate-change because far fewer cars on the road and far fewer planes in the sky, in fact the amount of people driving and flying places has decreased so substantially that the price of oil essentially collapsed a couple of days ago, oh golly I’m really fucking heartbroken (NOT!) that multinational corporations who’ve spent decades exploiting fossil fuels and have knowingly been fucking up the environment in the process are getting fucked financially, I’m really fucking heartbroken (NOT!) that despotic regimes as in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries are currently finding it far harder to bankroll their brutalist autocratic despotism because basically their one sole export of worth is oil, every COVID-19 cloud has a silver lining, every COVID-19 cloud has a silver lining, every COVID-19 cloud has a silver…

Hilarious that on Monday a pack of toilet rolls was worth more then a barrel of oil, I’m sure it will be an extremely prosperous Q2 of 2020 for anybody who has shares in Andrex, just as it will be for anybody who has shares in Heinz. I’m sure all the major supermarket chains are going to have an extremely profitable financial quarter from all the bouts of panic-shopping with middle-class wankers stripping the shelves bare of whatever they can lay their hands on, you might see all the economic projections forecasting a 35% shrinkage in the economy which of course look seriously fucking gloomy if not cataclysmic, but there’s always somebody who’s going to be making a financial killing from how bad things might be economically, such as Jeff Bezos the guy with the Dr Evil laugh who is the founder and CEO of Amazon who’s net worth has risen several billion dollars because Amazon have been doing a roaring trade in home deliveries due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are now hiring 75,000 new warehouse workers to meet demand, though it might sound awesome that Amazon is hiring at a time when unemployment is skyrocketing because of the COVID-19 pandemic it’s in fact just Bezos/Amazon exploiting the huge frigging amount of people who are currently getting shit canned from other jobs and who are desperate enough they’ll take any low paying job even if they’re not provided with adequate personal-protective equipment which has had existing Amazon warehouse workers staging walkouts in protest.

The government in my native South Africa banned the sale of alcohol and cigarettes as part of the nation’s COVID-19 lockdown measures, I was kind of hoping the Tory government here in the UK would do similar because it would have been funny to see gammon completely destroyed by the prospect of no beer and ciggies but of course if gammon fucktards didn’t have the prospect of beer and ciggies they’d likely riot. As it goes off-licences were added to the list of essential grocery retailers and so gammon fucktards can still get wasted on Stella or Special Brew in their own homes and not trouble the rest of us with their abusive bigoted anti-social behaviour, yes with tomorrow being St George’s Day they can have a drunken England for the English protest in their own home.

I did hear a rumour a few days ago that no local Wetherspoons pub in fact no pub period will be permitted to open even with the possibility of the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown measures until a vaccine for the virus is developed and distributed which at the earliest would be Christmas time, a consequence of which could be many pubs closing for good, other then bar staff losing their jobs I fail to see the downside of there likely being far fewer pubs in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a COVID-19 silver lining as far as I’m concerned because fewer pubs means fewer gammon sitting outside pubs pissing their lives away and abusing me as I walk on by along the street minding my own business all because being a trans woman thus I don’t conform to their narrow minded perspective of how people ought to be.

Maybe rather then gammon fucktards buying a case of wife beater beer and then going home and actually beating the wife, gammon should use the COVID-19 lockdown to better themselves, rather then picking up a beer and then another beer then punching their misses, maybe gammon should pick up a book about why it’s wrong to hit a woman. Maybe gammon should use the COVID-19 pandemic to dry out and get an education, you know sign up to the Open University or some other correspondence course because maybe they wouldn’t be such drunken ignorant angry bigoted gammon who’s job prospects extend to a minimum wage job in an Amazon warehouse, sure it would lose gobshite hatemongering trolls like Tommy Robinson and Katies Hopkins many a gullible gammon for them to profit from but hey that would just be another COVID-19 silver lining.

Keir Starmer Get Your Head Out Of Your Arse Because Tory Incompetence Is Killing Thousands

After the revelations of the recent Labour leaks & the shit hitting the fan reaction on social-media amongst us leftwing pundits and activists, sure enough it wasn’t long before people in response to this were bitching at me and others about how all of us involved with the Labour Party seemed more interested in bickering amongst ourselves when Tory incompetence in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is killing thousands. Hey it’s not as if anybody in the Labour Party is preventing Keir Starmer and the shadow cabinet from doing their job in taking the Tories to task for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in fact I wish Keir Starmer would do his fucking job because right now he isn’t doing his fucking job.

There are serious concerns about the shortage of personal-protective-equipment for NHS staff treating COVID-19 patients, there are serious concerns about the lack of speed in which the Tories are instituting the rollout of testing for COVID-19 amongst the populous, there are serious concerns about the number of elderly people dying in care homes due to COVID-19 on top of the number of people dying in hospital due to the virus, oh then there are the revelations in today’s edition of the Sunday Times that Boris Johnson didn’t attend emergency briefings on COVID-19 back in January because he was too preoccupied with Brexit precious Brexit, but Keir Starmer doesn’t seem interested as leader of the Labour Party to be taking the government to task about any of that, nah Keir Starmer is more interested in bollocking on time and time again in asking the Tories about an exit strategy from the COVID-19 lockdown despite the fact in the UK we’ve not as yet reached the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It really does seem to me to be somewhat fucking idiotic to be asking questions about any exit strategy from the COVID-19 lockdown when we’ve not as yet reached the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, for starters its encouraging mixed messages which we know has been an issue when it’s come to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s not a priority as to what Labour Party members want Keir to be challenging Tories about in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe there are questions for Kier to be asking about the method which the Tory government are using to calculate their statistical projections as to when they reckon the UK will reach the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, because we had been told by the Tories the peak for the COVID-19 death rate was going to be Easter Weekend and now we are being told it will be this week coming but I likely expect at the end of this week coming the Tories will be telling us the peak will be sometime next month. Maybe Keir should be taking the Tories to task why it is the COVID-19 death toll keeps on exponentially increasing with no peak to this pandemic in sight, maybe Keir should be asking questions concerning Tory incompetence in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, maybe Keir should be speaking up for those carers and keyworkers on the frontline of dealing with COVID-19 as well as those poor and vulnerable people effected most by the COVID-19 pandemic which his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn was certainly doing in his final days as Labour leader, and maybe Keir should be doing all this because it’s what I and the vast majority of Labour members expect of him as Labour leader to be doing.

If Keir Starmer has been taking the Tories to task regards the concerns I have relating to the government’s response the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve not heard him nor any member of the Shadow Cabinet do so and I consume a huge amount of output from the mainstream-news-media. What I’ve seen or heard or read of Labour’s response to the Tories handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has been feeble and mediocre and fucking benign to put it mildly. Oh yes of course there’ll be some who’ll say I’m being unfair on Keir Starmer as he’s just got his feet under the desk as Labour leader, hey we are in the amidst of a national crisis and so it’s got to be cometh the hour then cometh the man and Keir really needs to cometh in getting his head out of his arse because Tory incompetence is killing thousands of people. Time Keir Starmer and the Labour Shadow cabinet developed some balls, some fangs and get motherfucking fierce with the Tory scum, you know doing their fucking job as they should be doing their fucking job!

The wrong Socialist Response To Starmer The Leader

I’m a socialist therefore I’d obviously prefer there were socialist solutions being proposed to address the issues which blight society but I’m prepared to accept diluted social-democrat policies as a means of attempting to tackle those issues if that’s the only creditable option on offer for us to have Labour government as it’s better than nothing, thus with the election yesterday of Keir Starmer to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader I was not one of those voices on the left immediately saying fuck voting Labour, but sure I did see numerous posts on Facebook from people who identify as socialists who had been on the left of the party now saying they’d cancelled their Labour membership because the election of Starmer signalled the death of socialism within the Labour Party.

As far as I’m concerned those on the left leaving the Labour Party in a sulk about Keir Starmer being elected Labour Party leader because he’s not enough of diehard socialist as they might want are acting every bit the spoilt brats as the Blairite contingent were from 2015 onwards with the election of Jeremy Corbyn, the Blairite right of the Labour Party refused to respect party democracy with the election of Jeremy Corbyn and now elements of the left are doing likewise none of which is at all fucking helpful! Of course the election Keir Starmer as party leader might result in the death of socialism within Labour if no radical socialist thinkers or activists remain in the party to champion socialist ideals, the only means there’s ever going to be any decent whiff of socialism instituted in this country is via the election of a Labour government not seeking out socialist purity by joining Left Unity or the Respect Party or T.U.S.C or even the Green Party because neither of these parties are going to be forming the next government but might prevent Labour from doing so.

I know some radical socialist activists are saying they might as well leave as Starmer and his Blairite buddies are going to purge the Labour Party of those on the left, oh right so you just want to roll over and give the right of the party what they want, hmm that’s not terribly fiery firebrand socialist activism if you ask me. It definitely is a concern to me there might be a purge of the left from the Labour in a similar fashion as to 1980s when then Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock went after Militant Tendency, there are possibly individuals and cliques within the party ranks who it would be beneficial for Labour to give the boot to, but at the same time there will be some caught up in the mix who’ll be unjustly given the boot as means of sacrificial lambs.

Because the left were fucking trashed in not just the Labour Leadership Election and the Deputy Leadership Election but also the elections to Labour’s National Executive and because the left are definitely being blamed for Labour’s electoral failures over the past 5 years, my greatest fear is that it will be Labour grassroots activist group Momentum who might be targeted in a similar manner to Kinnock in the 1980s targeting members of Militant Tendency despite the fact Labour’s vote would have been far worse if it hadn’t been for Momentum not having gotten activist boots on the ground in various constituencies. The reason I’m fearful as I’m about Momentum being targeted in a similar manner to that of Militant Tendency in the 1980s is from having known one of the individuals who helped found Momentum I’m aware it’s organisational structure is set up in such a way it would be easy for Momentum to break away from Labour and become it’s own political party if the Labour leadership decide to purge the party of Momentum members, never mind about socialists running off and joining T.U.S.C or the Green Party helping to split the vote on the left, Momentum becoming it’s own political party with the name recognition it’s already got could seriously split the vote on left maybe not the same extent as when the right of the party broke away in 1981 and thus helped to keep Labour out of power for more then a decade, but the result would still be keeping Labour possibly getting a parliamentary majority to form a credible government which can do at least some good and isn’t it a Labour majority government being able to better the lives of millions something all of us on the left truly want?

Labour Leadership Election: Then There Were Three

I had thought last week just as Emily had scraped through the first round of nominations from MPs/MEPs that she might scrape through the second round with the requisite number of nominations from Constituency Labour Parties to have her name on the final ballot put forward to all party members in the Labour leadership election, but alas Emily Thornberry had fell short in getting the nomination of 33 CLPs & now there are three names which will be on the final ballot, Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy & Rebecca Long-Bailey.

Emily Thornberry had been along with Keir Starmer one of the most dogged proponents in the Shadow Cabinet for Labour supporting a second Brexit referendum & at last I’ve seen Keir Starmer being pressed about having ostensibly been the architect of Labour’s incoherent & nonsensical Brexit policy which led to the party’s catastrophic GE2019 defeat but it didn’t come from the floor or chair at any Labour leadership election hustings as it should have, surprisingly it was Sophy Ridge on Sky News who pressed Keir Starmer on being the architect of Labour’s Brexit policy. It was a surprise to have been Sophy Ridge on Sky News who was pressing Keir Starmer because Sky News is of course part of the evil Murdoch media empire & thus you’d have thought Sky News would have gone easy on Starmer as he’s seen by many as the ‘establishment candidate’, but as well as Sophy Ridge giving Starmer a hard time about being the architect of Labour’s disastrous Brexit policy, she voiced the concern many Labour members have about not actually knowing Starmer’s real politics. I’m alone in thinking that just about everything Starmer has been saying throughout this Labour leadership election campaign has been a façade as a means of playing to the Corbynista gallery & what is behind that façade is far more Blairite.

It might have come as somewhat of a surprise to some political watchers that it was Lisa Nandy not Keir Starmer who was endorsed by the Jewish Labour Movement, but having watched the leadership election hustings hosted by Jewish Labour Movement its actually obvious as to why she got the endorsement of the JLM as she was a far better communicator then the other three leadership candidates who on stage, plus Nandy having not been in the Shadow Cabinet is far less tainted by all the bullshit there’s been regarding the Labour leadership & antisemitism. Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey & Emily Thornberry have all said they spoke up as members of Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet against antisemitism, but I know many Jews who are saying they didn’t do so nearly as loudly as they should have & those fellow Jews have got a point, sure I do think there’s an element of truth to that accusations of antisemitism were used as means of smearing Jeremy Corbyn but I’ve never denied that antisemitism isn’t a persistent issue amongst the Labour membership particular instance being the pervasive claim of some Labour members the Israeli state is a racist endeavour & calling into question its legitimacy.

I’ve long been of the opinion as somebody who’s both Jewish & a trans woman that Labour has a far greater problem when it comes to transphobia then with antisemitism & I can tell you from my own personal experiences that the Labour Party is institutionally transphobic, which is why I was more then pleased to see that both Lisa Nandy & Rebecca Long-Bailey have signed up to a campaign to stamp out transphobia within the Labour Party. I’ve already written a lengthy article specifically about Lisa Nandy & Rebecca Long-Bailey pledging to stamp out transphobia within the Labour Party, but to add to this I see that militant transphobic gobshite Julia Long attempted to troll Lisa Nandy at a campaign event & well Nandy utterly destroyed Long for her hatred of trans women. My recommendation to any trans member of the Labour Party is to vote for either Lisa Nandy or Rebecca Long-Bailey, sure I’ve personally endorsed Rebecca Long-Bailey because yeah I’m on the left of the Labour Party & she is the what the mainstream-news-media have dubbed the continuity Corbyn the candidate who has the backing of the Socialist Campaign Group & Momentum, but I’ve been impressed more & more with Lisa Nandy as this Labour leadership election has unfolded & I think either Rebecca Long-Bailey or Lisa Nandy would be an awesome Labour leader.

A Rant About Labour & Transphobia

As somebody who’s both Jewish & trans It’s long been my opinion that Labour has had a far greater problem when it comes to transphobia then with antisemitism amongst it’s membership, put it this way it’s not just that I’ve seen transphobic shite being posted on Labour orientated Facebook groups & there being a myriad of support being expressed in support of those transphobic posts, I’ve heard repulsive transphobic shite being advocated at actual grassroot Labour Party activist meetings & it getting whole heap of support even when there’s been a sizable contingent of LGBTQ people in attendance.

Whatever criticisms I might have concerning transphobic bullshit amongst the ranks of the Tory Party, if any Tory supporting trans person was to respond by saying Labour are just as bad when it comes to transphobic bigotry, I’d have to admit there is in fact an element of truth to what they say. The difference as I see it between Labour & the Tories when it comes to the issue of transphobia is that its far more prevalent amongst the Tory Parliamentary Party then it is amongst the Labour Parliamentary Party, Mumsnet for instance are definitely not having any joy when it comes any of the Labour leadership candidates supporting transphobic bigotry.

Mumsnet is the central online nexus for militant transphobic bigots & mind boggles as why any Labour leadership candidate would be engaging with a bunch of rabid transphobic bigots but there has been a series of Q&A sessions with the various Labour leadership candidates none of whom have satisfied them when it comes to supporting intolerance & discrimination against trans people, first there was Jess Philips before she dropped out the Labour Leadership contest who dispelled the suspicions many of us had (including myself) that she herself was a transphobe when she categorically said trans women are women, Keir Starmer & Emily Thornberry have followed suit in categorically stating trans women are women, to which the general response from transphobic bigoted scumbag users of Mumsnet has been they won’t vote Labour & think they’d be better finding support for transphobic bigotry when it comes to the Tories.

I’m sure the militant & rabid transphobic bigots of Mumsnet probably would find the Tories more fertile ground for transphobia considering the transphobic opinionated likes of David T.C Davies & Sally-Ann Hart currently occupying the Tory backbenches & Liz Truss who holds a cabinet position, they definitely shouldn’t find any solidarity for transphobic bullshit when it comes to the Labour Party as it goes against the party’s most fundamental principles of equality & social-justice, as was exhibited yesterday proudly by Labour leadership candidates Rebecca-Long Bailey & Lisa Nandy pledging to expel any person from the Labour Party who espouses transphobic shite.

Both Rebecca Long-Bailey & Lisa Nandy have signed up to 12 pledges as part of a Labour campaign to improve trans rights, of course transphobic bigots have been getting in a tizzy about Rebecca Long-Bailey & Lisa Nandy having done so, but the question I have is why the fuck would any militant transphobic bigot want to have anything to do with the Labour Party when they have far more ideologically in common with the Klu Klux Klan.

Anytime there’s some transphobic bigot appearing the mainstream-news-media using feminism as a front to what I know to be an agenda of hate & intolerance towards trans people, the danger is for any wimpish fence-sitting centrist to be conned by how reasonable the arguments of transphobes appear to sound, because yeah raising concerns for the safety of women does sound reasonable but when transphobic bigots talk about ‘preserving women only spaces’ what they’re actually talking about is there being an apartheid system which supports cis supremacy & discriminates against trans people. Whatever you might have heard from somebody claiming there’s a need for a great deal more debate about trans rights on the television or where the fuck else who’s coming over as some lofty intellectual university academic, let me cut out the bullshit, because what these transphobic bigots want at the very least is for there to be an apartheid system which discriminates against trans people so we are treated even more as second class citizens then we are treated now & at the very worse they’d like to exterminate all trans people from the surface of the earth, because just as with the KKK or the nazis or whatever other White Supremacist group preaches the supremacy of the White race, militant transphobes (sometimes referred to as TERFs) preach in particular that cis women are superior to trans women spewing bullshit about how trans women are nefariously up to no good in a similar manner to the nazis spewed hate about Jews being inferior human beings who were nefariously up to no good.

No individual who advocates for there to be state sanctioned discrimination or persecution against any section of society whether in form of an apartheid system or out & out extermination belongs in the Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn certainly has been a champion for the LGBTQ community for over 50 years & thus has been since the days when anybody who spoke up for LGBTQ people were viciously castigated for doing so, his voting record in supporting trans rights is A+, but as leader of Labour Party his administrative skills in tackling transphobia have been just as lacking when its come to tackling antisemitism. From Rebecca Long-Bailey & Lisa Nandy pledging to give the boot to any Labour Party member who’s a transphobic bigot to the general consensus I’m hearing from all the Labour leadership candidates in categorically saying trans women are women to the general consensus being expressed at Labour leadership election hustings in support of trans rights being human rights (which they are!), it appears which ever candidate eventually takes over from Jeremy Corbyn they are going to be seeking to make Labour far more overtly the champions of trans rights.

Though it would please me immensely if Labour were to get tough on transphobic bigots amongst its own ranks & be far more overtly the champions of trans rights, I fear whoever is elected Labour leader in April will have an even steeper hill to climb in tackling transphobia then with antisemitism, as from my own experience Labour membership are far more institutionally transphobic as with the rest of society.

Wise Up Tory Trannies

I’m not the only one within the LGBTQ community to have noticed there’s recently been an upsurge in hostility towards LGBTQ people & it’s pretty obvious from coverage given by the mainstream-news-media that as part of the upsurge of hostility towards LGBTQ people there’s a specific campaign of hate against trans people to have equality on par with the cisnormative majority, all of which has come about as consequence of Donald Trump being in the White House & the war his administration is waging against LGBTQ people in the United States & that war having a particular emphasis on victimising trans people. Homophobic/transphobic bigots this side of the pond feel emboldened by Trump’s war on LGBTQ, some of whom are in fact getting funding from far-right Fundamentalist-Christian & extreme social-conservative groups in the United States to ratchet up the homophobic/transphobic rhetoric amongst the mainstream political discourse in this country & the fear is how much this increase in homophobic/transphobic rhetoric will influence thinking within the ranks of the Tory Party which despite over the past 15 years making strides in being far more LGBTQ friendly still has a sizable homophobic/transphobic element amongst its membership as well as its electoral base.  

On the day after the 2019 General Election when the cold hard reality of Boris & Tories having a whopping parliamentary majority was setting in for many of us in the LGBTQ community, I saw a trans activist post on Facebook that the game has changed for LGBTQ folk & now “rather than fighting for additional rights we’ll be defending what we have”. The signs do indeed look ominous for the LGBTQ community with regards to there now being a Tory government with a whopping parliamentary majority, because not only is there now a glut of homophobic & transphobic bigots on the Tory backbenches who can cheer on anti LGBTQ wankers at the heart of this rotten Tory government such as Jacob Rees Toff amongst others I could mention & now without any sense of irony Boris Johnson has appointed Caroline Nokes who voted against same-sex marriage as parliament’s new LGBTQ & equalities chief.

In response to Caroline Nokes being appointed the new LGBTQ & equalities czar despite having voted against same-sex marriage, a tory supporting trans woman said to me it might not necessarily be because Nokes is a homophobic as to why she voted against same-sex marriage, hey I don’t care what reason whether it be religious or political as to why any MP justified voting against same-sex marriage, the bottom line with me is fuck you for denying LGBTQ people the same equality as heteronormative/cisnormative society. Wake the fuck up Tory trannies! Look hard at the bigoted fucks you’re current swimming in the same political direction as & quit it with the cognitive distancing, David T.C Davies Welsh Tory MP has aligned himself with Woman’s Place UK a known transphobic hate group, Sally-Ann Hart the Tory MP for Hastings has alleged there’s a Muslim conspiracy to make people transgender, I could go on about the numerous backbench Tory MPs who are known to espouse some pretty repulsive transphobic bullshit, but I know Tory supporting trans women will say that the Labour Party is just as bad & unfortunately there is some truth in what they say, which is why I welcome leadership contenders Rebecca Long-Bailey & Lisa Nandy pledging to expel those Labour Party members who espouse transphobic bullshit.

Blairite Bitching Does Make the Labour Leadership Contest Slightly Less Boring

It appears to have been a data breach involving Keir Starmer’s Labour leadership election campaign team, apparently members of Starmer’s leadership election campaign team have been hacking into the Labour party’s membership database, so it’s not as if this is some naive infringement of data protection laws by some behind the ears staffer, this is full on nefarious criminal intent type bullshit, but hey what the fuck do you expect when Machiavellian Blairites who’ll throw anybody or anything under the bus to win any election have been appointed in their droves to Starmer’s leadership election campaign team.

Keir Starmer

The former Labour MP for Darlington Jenny Chapman who’s now the Chair of Starmer’s leadership election campaign team, appeared on yesterday’s edition of BBC Politics Live attempting to brush off the allegations that Starmer’s leadership election team have violated data protection laws, I find it ironic that it would be Jenny Chapman of all Labour bods who’d be attempting to play down possible criminality, as I distinctly remember it was Jenny who a few weeks after the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox back in 2016 went on national radio & implied Jeremy Corbyn was to blame for her murder when it was a far-right terrorist who was later found guilty of her murder, yeah don’t think Thomas Meir was taking his cues from Jeremy Corbyn more likely were taking cues from Nigel Farage & Tommy Robinson.

Whist playing down the allegations of criminality against Starmer’s leadership election team, Jenny Chapman waffled on about how the Labour Party needs to come together & be united, sure there is much more which unites us in the Labour Party & with the British political left in general, but Blairites have got a great deal of cheek to be singing any song which pleads for unity within the Labour Party when they’ve been the ones who’ve consistently helped to feed the mainstream-news-media’s smear machine against Jeremy Corbyn & pretty much set about to do just about anything they could do to undermine Corbyn’s Labour leadership over the last 4 ½ years.  

I find it hilariously beyond hypocrisy for Blairites to now be bitching about the need for unity in the Labour Party when they’re the ones who’ve been causing the splits within the party, oh don’t tell me Blairites think everybody in the Labour Party should unite in support of their position because otherwise they’ll continue to stamp their feet like spoilt brats as they have the misapprehension in thinking they’ve a divine fucking right to lead the Labour Party.

There’s been a story circulating about how there’s up to 50 Labour MPs prepared to quit the party if Rebecca Long-Bailey is elected party leader because she’s seen as the continuity Corbyn blahdy blah, now I actually think this story is utter bullshit because remember this time last year when supposed ‘moderate’ Labour MPs quit the party to form Change UK & well none of them are now MPs, but what I do think is the truth about any story in the mainstream-news-media suggesting MPs or whoever else threatening to leave the party if Rebecca Long-Bailey is elected party leader is that it’s likely gotten published due the instigation of Machiavellian Blairites as means to scare the Labour membership into voting for Keir Starmer fearing Rebecca Long-Bailey being elected Labour leader might cause further splits & turmoil within the party.

I suspect if Keir Starmer is elected Labour leader then he’ll be giving the same kind of speech to annual conference about activist group Momentum, as Kinnock gave to conference 35 years ago about Militant Tendency, oh & how Blairite scum will be licking their lips & wanking themselves silly at the prospect of a mass expulsion of those on the left of the party & retuning Labour to being the Tory lite warmongering party rather then fuck off & join the Tories as they ought to.  

I might have strong feelings when it comes Blairites selling out to neoliberal-capitalism, but their recent bitching has made the current Labour leadership contest a little less boring then it has been.

Democrats Get A Grip As Trump is Winning & LGBTQ People Are The Losers

So over the past few days I’ve had numerous people nagging me to write about the clusterfuck which was Iowa Caucuses & the whole stich up of Bernie Sanders by the DNC, due to me having in the past shown an interest in US politics & having exhibited a great deal of knowledge about US politics, in fact it was Gard Goldsmith a former conservative-libertarian radio talk show host & a former acquaintance of mine who once remarked I knew more about the mechanics of the United States Constitution than 98% of the US populous.

I’ve actually been pretty reluctant to start writing about the 2020 Presidential Election because I’ve been scared I’d not be able to give it any kind of comprehensive coverage thus give it any kind justice for me personally as writer or for any reader of this blog, plus I live in Britain thus I naturally tend to concentrate on writing about British politics as it’s the political bullshit I have the greatest amount of knowledge about & the political bullshit which directly affects me & I prefer to write about the politics which directly affects me as this is the politics I’m going to be far more emotionally invested in & I think having that emotional investment helps enrich my writing. It’s not as if there isn’t a shortage of progressive blogsites & vlog channels dedicated to US politics, The Young Turks, The Majority Report, Secular Talk, The David Paxman Show, these are just a few of the progressive & leftwing YouTube channels I can name off the top of my head, but other then Novara Media I can’t think of any other British based progressive or leftwing YouTube channel which is seriously meaty in its output, I mean this is why with this blog I made the decision back in November to concentrate nearly exclusively on British politics & afford US politics far less attention unless it directly affects this country (such as the recent bullshit with Iran), I do take offence when it comes to politics & culture on the internet because generally the UK along with the rest of the world is treated like the 51st fucking state & thus we must take an automatic interest in the Superbowl or the US Presidential Election etc.

As it goes the outcome of US Presidential Election does have a direct effect on the UK & a direct effect on me personally, I’m not just talking when it comes foreign relations in regard to a post Brexit Britain & trade deals with the United States. Have you wondered why in a country which has prided itself over the last decade in being far more progressive when it comes to LGBTQ rights then many other countries, there has been more recently a creeping increase in hostility towards LGBTQ people, well the reason is due to Donald Trump being in the White House & the war his administration is waging against LGBTQ people in the United States, it’s emboldened homophobic/transphobic bigots this side of the pond some of whom are getting funding from the Fundamentalist-Christian & extreme social-conservative groups in the United States to ratchet up the anti LGBTQ rhetoric particularly when it comes to trans people. Trans people might be the smallest section of the LGBTQ community but we are the least vanilla & so most visible, thus we tend to be the most victimised when it comes to hate waged at the LGBTQ community & that’s definitely the case when it comes to Trump’s war on LGBTQ, so the Democrats fucking up as they have been does affect me personally as a trans woman.

Tomorrow is the New Hampshire Primary which Bernie Sanders should win, but it was Donald Trump who was the true winner of last week’s clusterfuck in Iowa & he’s for sure been letting folks know this, oh don’t tell me you believe Pete Buttigieg actually won Iowa Caucus & if so oh deary me you must be an embittered Hilary Clinton supporter or work for the Democrat National Committee. My understanding is the polling results from the Caucus locations in Iowa were being tallied via a smartphone app developed by a tech firm which is run by former staffers who worked on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign & there were issues with this phone app crashing or something, but other then the dubiousness of the phone app coded by former Clinton staffers there were questions raised about inconsistencies in the actual counting of poll numbers, we know thanks to Julian Assange & Wikileaks how back in 2016 the DNC stitched Bernie Sanders up in favour of Hilary Clinton & well you don’t have to be wearing a tinfoil hat to ask are we seeing a repeat of this considering what we witnessed in Iowa.

If grassroot Democrat Party activists & voters choose democratically Bernie Sanders to be the Democrat Party presidential candidate then it should Bernie who is the Democrat presidential candidate who takes on Donald Trump in November, it shouldn’t be the fucking DNC rigging the process in favour of the candidate which the billionaire donors prefer that ain’t fucking democracy!

Yes I obviously favour if the Democrat Presidential candidate were Bernie Sanders or Elizbeth Warren, I’d prefer the DNC stop rigging things in favour of the candidates which billionaires donors prefer, but what I want most of all as a LGBTQ person is the Democrat Party to stop making such a fiasco out of choosing its presidential candidate because so far having made an utter hash out of doing so has aided Trump & the GOP & if the Democrats keep on fucking up then its LGBTQ people who’ll be losers in all this.

Coronavirus The Latest Tool Being Used By The Far-Right

More then anything else going on in the world over the past few weeks, the mainstream news media has been saturating the airwaves & filling column inches with salacious & sensationalist coverage concerning the outbreak of the coronavirus, oh the mainstream-news-media just fucking love it when there’s a juicy food scare or a deadly pandemic to dedicate never ceasing wall to fucking wall sensationalist bullshit coverage to & by doing so in regards the coronavirus the mainstream news media has been helping to further stoke hatred & intolerance.

With just about every edition of Kay Burley @ Breakfast on Sky News I’ve tuned into over the past couple of weeks with my morning coffee in hand, it’s been the same bullshit of Burley interviewing a possession of supposed medical/scientific experts talking pandemic this coronavirus that & scaring everybody shitless the other, talk of how people need to wash their hands more often & not touch certain surfaces & only go out wearing a surgical mask, fuck it why doesn’t Burley not just manipulate one of these experts into saying we shouldn’t go out without wearing a fucking hazmat suits & avoid all foreigners as they could be incubators of the apocalypse. I seriously doubt Sky News are alone when it comes to the mainstream news media peddling xenophobic scaremongering bullshit about how foreigners are possibly being coronavirus carriers & thus helping to push the far-right racist narrative that all foreigners/immigrants are dirty & diseased.

I’m well aware it doesn’t take an outbreak of Ebola or typhoid for the far-right to propagate all foreigners/immigrants are dirty & diseased wretches, but it doesn’t exactly help any for the mainstream news media to be stoking fear & hate with never fucking ending salacious scaremongering, which is exactly what the mainstream news media have been doing in relation to the outbreak of the coronavirus thus giving even more ammo to the far-right to manipulate the ignorant into hating anybody who isn’t White or has a cough, despite the fact more have died globally due to the seasonal flu this year then have died of the coronavirus & there’s a vaccine for common seasonal flu.

I see the vilest of vile gobshite hatemongering gobshite trolls Katie Hopkins has been using the coronavirus on Twitter as a means to spread hate about travellers to our shores & I doubt she’s not the only gobshite hatemongering gobshite troll to be doing so, I read some nutcase far-right Christian pastor was blaming the coronavirus on trans kids & which offensive bullshit I’m not even going to dignify with a response.

Currently there’s no vaccine for the coronavirus, so it’s kind of understandable why many people might be scared about a disease which as yet has no known cure, but even if or when a vaccine is developed the far-right will oppose people being immunised against the coronavirus because far-right wankers always tend to be antivaxxers. I’m not denying there aren’t antivaxxers on the left of the political spectrum, generally you’d find them in the ranks of the Green Party, I remember Jill Stein when she was the US Green Party’s 2016 presidential candidate making an antivaxxer moron of herself & she should know better then most as she’s a medical doctor. But by far the biggest antivaxxer gobshite is king of the far-right redneck antisemitic gunsexual conspiratorial shock jocks Alex Jones who of course is chummy with the vilest of vile gobshite hatemongering gobshite trolls Katie Hopkins, Jones’s Infowars website is crammed full of antivaxxer propaganda.

Alex Jones The King Of The Antivaxxers

Funny how those doctors who say vaccines cause this disfunction & cause that disorder, who Alex Jones & the other far-right antivaxxer crazies love to cite, nearly always seem to get seriously discredited by the vast majority of medical doctors who are in the know & nearly always end up getting struck off & legally sanctioned for spouting utter harmful bullshit. There’s talk of this Tory government possibly making it illegal for parents to refuse having their children immunised & to ban antivaxxer propaganda, I’m somewhat surprised that a Tory government might be considering doing this, but hey if Boris Johnson & co have the courage to do it then I’d applaud them doing so, as children not being immunised isn’t just putting their lives at risk but the children they’ll interact with at school or wherever. The far-right accuse dirty & diseased immigrants or foreigners for spreading pandemics yet its in fact the far-right antivaxxer gobshites who are in fact helping to spread a possible pandemic which could be putting lives at risk.

Rant #3 About BBC Question Time: The Off The Shoulder Irrelevance Whilst The Fourth State is In Peril

So at a Downing Street press briefing on Monday, there was a mass walkout by journalists when a senior communications adviser to Boris Johnson tried to exclude reporters from various publications including the Mirror & the Independent & the Huffington Post, even the BBC’s Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg who many have thought has her tongue way too far up the arse of Boris Johnson walkout in solidarity.

But rather then debate Boris Johnson being a pound shop Donald Trump by taking inspiration from Trump’s fascist playbook in undermining freedom of the press to question the government of the day which is a cornerstone of any liberal democracy, last night’s edition of BBC Question Time dedicated more fucking time to debating Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Culture & Sport Tracy Brabin wearing an off-the-shoulder dress in parliament, for fucks sake never fucking mind the government of Boris Johnson threatening the freedom the press its apparently more important to be debating an MP wearing an off-the-shoulder dress at the dispatch box because Piers Morgan has been getting in a fucking tizzy about her doing so. It wasn’t just the complete & utter irrelevance about what kind of dress a female MP happened to be wearing which makes one livid, Labour MP Stella Creasy who was one of panellists on last night’s edition of Question was pretty livid that the shite being flung at Tracy Babin for the dress she happen to have been wearing in parliament on Tuesday is blatant sexism, which it most definitely is, but hey that figures perfectly as the likes of Piers Morgan is a sexist pig being as he’s an all round gammon bigot.

Tracy Brabin

Prominent disability rights activist Adam Pearson was alongside Stella Creasy as one of the panellists on last night’s edition of BBC Question Time & yet there were no questions from the audience about any issues relating to disability, yeah because what fashions MPs happen to be wearing is apparently far more fucking important then the Tories having murdered over a 100,000 disabled people. Of course the BBC would defend what gets debated on Question Time by saying it’s dependent on the questions asked by audience members & QT’s presenter Fiona Bruce did try to use this as a defence when you could hear mutters of disapproval in the auditorium as to the irrelevance of discussing Tracy Brabin wearing an off-the-shoulder dress, but it’s a bullshit defence as the producers of Question Time will have screened the questions which are going to be asked by audience members thus are editorially selective about what topics get debated etc.

Yes journalists being banned from Downing Street briefings was debated on last night’s edition of BBC Question Time, but it felt something of an afterthought as it was the last topic to be debated, okay I’m a journalist so I’m naturally going to big up the importance of the Fourth Estate, but that’s a lot harder to do when so many journalists are mercenary scum without a shred of integrity who are only ever interested in publishing sensationalist & salacious bullshit about celebrity tittle-tattle which generally makes people think 100 journos wearing concrete boots at the bottom of the ocean would be a good start.

Julian Assange

There is a serious side to journalism, there are many journalists rotting in prison cells around the globe for simply doing their job in asking questions of those who govern over us, here in Britain Julian Assange is currently incarcerated in HMP Belmarsh & could eventually find himself be carted off to Gitmo or some CIA dark site for having exposed the nefarious activities of those who govern over us don’t want us to know about including shit like war crimes & election rigging. Yes Assange is somewhat of a dickhead but he’s of the journalistic fraternity & journalists should be defending him because I always thought it was the job of journalists to be exposing shit like war crimes & election rigging.