Sunday, December 10, 2017

Quote of the day 10th December 2017

"As democracy and liberty come under attack, from Poland to the US, the salient point to remember about Leninists who stayed with communism after the fall of the Soviet Union is that they switched from embracing one form of totalitarianism to embracing every form of totalitarianism.

Their grim journey took them from the decrepit Brezhnevian regime in Cuba to the religious reactionaries in Iran and Gaza via the national socialism of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and Bashar al-Assad’s Syria"

(Nick Cohen, from an excellent Guardian article, What would it take for Labour moderates to revolt?

For the avoidance of doubt, he is talking about the leadership of Momentum, and about Jeremy Corbyn's inner circle.

The last paragraph of the article reads as follows:

"As I said, I am talking about the worst of the left. But here is Britain’s bind: the worst of the left controls the left. One day, it may control the country too.")

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