Guardian columnist Owen Jones was attacked last night when leaving a pub in London having been out celebrating his birthday with a group of friends, by all accounts this appears to be a premediated targeted attack against Owen by far-right thugs.
Owen Jones is one of the good guys as far as I’m concerned, because as well as being a top journalist Owen has been an awesome advocate/activist for greater social-justice & equality & this has included being a first rate trans ally, he’s somebody I’ve met on numerous occasions over the years at various political rallies & he’s very much aware of who I’m & appreciative of what it is I do, so I’m particularly shocked & appalled that an journalistic acquaintance & political comrade has been the latest victim of far-right terrorism.
The attack on a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, the mass shooting at Walmart store in US city of El Paso, the attack upon a mosque in the Norwegian capital Oslo, these are all recent far-right terrorist acts, Owen Jones is sadly just the latest victim when it comes to the increasing trend of far-right terrorism & yes the attack on Owen was terrorism because that is what textbook definition of terrorism happens to be when you either threaten to use or actually use violence & intimidation in the pursuit of achieving political aims.
Some far-right fuckwits will doubt a bunch of fascist thugs being politically motivated to beat the shit out of Owen Jones is an act of terrorism despite it falling well within the textbook definition of terrorism, but of course these are most probably the same far-right fuckwits who on social media are saying Owen is bullshiting about having been attacked, despite the fact the police are treating this as a serious enough incident to warrant an investigation & so don’t you think Owen being a public figure would be in frigging serious legal trouble if he had lied about being attacked by a bunch of fascist fucks, not to mention Owen would lose all credibility & integrity which he has if he was found out to have lied & thus he’d be out of job so absolutely not in his own interests to have lied. If it’s not sickening enough for far-right fuckwits to propagate Owen Jones is lying about being kicked in the head by fascist scum then it’s Owen Jones deserves to have the shit kicked out of him for being a hard-left agitator because he thought Tommy Robinson & Nigel Farage getting milkshakes chucked at them was amusing, firstly I’d hardly describe Owen Jones as ‘hard-left’ in fact one of my complaints of Owen is he’s often not had enough bite & has come over as far too much of a woolly jumper lefty, secondly nobody is going to die from having a milkshake chucked at them whereas somebody can die from being kicked in the head & I don’t recall Owen ever saying he thought it was amusing when milkshakes were chucked at Nigel Farage & Tommy Robinson during the European Election campaign nor do I remember him ever condoning such tactics.
I guess it was fucking inevitable that one of those on social-media doubting that Owen is telling the truth about being attacked last night by far-right thugs would be Katie Hopkins who is by far the vilest of vile far-right trolling cunt motherfuckers! It’s in fact Katie Hopkins along with the likes of Nigel Farage, Donald Trump & Alex Jones who are but a few of the far-right hatemongering gobshites who’s preaching of hate & intolerance with stochastic-terrorism which is what’s encouraging attacks on the likes of Owen Jones.
The bitter irony is that it’s the likes Owen Jones who wants to genuinely help to improve the lives of White working class people by campaigning against effects of austerity upon the White working classes in Britain & the lack of opportunities due to neoliberal capitalism which has them angrily lashing out by supporting the far-right, whereas it’s the far-right fascistic likes of Katie Hopkins, Tommy Robinson & Nigel Farage who’ll do fuck all to improve the lives but will exploit their anger driven by a lack of opportunity & importantly a lack of education amongst the White working classes to enrich themselves & feed their sociopathic personality disorders of hate by duping those White working classes into thinking it’s the fault of other oppressed people for simply being different to them.
In response to the attack on Owen Jones, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott tweeted “The times we live in are increasingly dark & dangerous”, the far-right with their ideology of hate & intolerance have definitely become an increased menace to civil society, we know about the attack on Owen because he’s a high profile public figure, but what’s scary is there are probably many incidents of ordinary citizens not in the public eye who’ve been subjected to violence & intimidation by far-right for opposing hate & intolerance which we aren’t aware of.