Tony Greenstein | 22 May 2018 | Post Views:

Corbyn’s Shameful Abandonment of Livingstone will come back to
haunt him
In happier times – Livingstone, Gerry Adams and Jeremy Corbyn
No one will be happier with the resignation
of Ken Livingstone than the racists and the Zionists.  No doubt the Luke Akehursts, John Manns and Wes
Streetings, who applauded the Israeli army snipers as they slaughtered unarmed Palestinian
demonstrators in Gaza last week will savour their moment of victory.  But if it has been a victory for the Right it
has been because of the abject cowardice of much of the Left, Momentum’s Jon
Lansman in particular.

After two years of persecution Ken
Livingstone has succumbed to the pressure believing, wrongly in my opinion,
that the pressure would be lifted on Jeremy Corbyn.  On the contrary the Zionists will feel
emboldened to go for new victims, of whom Jackie Walker will be the next
target.  And after that Chris Williamson
MP and anyone else who sticks their head above the parapet in order to denounce
the world’s only apartheid state.
Like vultures waiting for their victim to die, the scum of the Jewish Labour Movement hung around outside Livingstone’s hearing b4 the National Kangaroo Committee only to be sorely disappointed – including from second right Jeremy Newmark, exposed as a crook and second left, thuglet Ella Rose, a direct transfer from the Israeli Embassy
No doubt Lansman and his Momentum sycophants
will be prepared to sacrifice more socialists to the Zionist movement – the Jewish
Labour Movement and Labour Friends of Israel – as part of what they believe is the
price of eventual victory.   They are
likely to be sorely disappointed. The more you feed these animals the more they
will want until they devour their final victim, Corbyn himself.
In the last act of the malevolent
Iain McNicol, Livingstone’s suspension was made indefinite. In an abject act of
cowardice Corbyn rewarded this detestable man, who tried to keep him off the
ballot paper two years ago in the leadership election and who locked Corbyn and
his staff out of Labour’s HQ on election night last year (believing that the
election would be a disaster) with a peerage. 
Corbyn rewarded this crook with a peerage and in return he will suffer
further treachery.
Ken Livingstone pioneered
anti-racism in local government.  He
supported the Republican movement in Ireland and advocated speaking to Sinn
Fein when it was unpopular.  He was
unflinching in his support of the Palestinians and in his opposition to Zionism.  Those who remember the Greater London Council
remember one of the few genuinely radical local authorities in Britain which
supported the miners, taunted Thatcher with its banner figures of unemployment
and established lasting links with Britain’s Black community.  As a two-term Mayor Livingstone was equally
Livingstone has been forced out of
Labour precisely because he is an anti-racist who stood up to Jewish racists
and Zionist chauvinists and their non-Jewish sponsors.  It is to the eternal shame of Corbyn and
McDonnell that instead resisting they allowed John Mann to set the agenda.
It was appropriate that Lansman should see fit to quote from the notorious racist politician Enoch Powell
Corbyn and McDonnell threw
Livingstone to the Zionist wolves without realising that Livingstone was only
the hors d’oeuvres.
Of course they were not the only ones to abandon Ken. Lansman quoted
appropriately from Enoch Powell,
when informing Ken that ‘all political lives
end in failure.’ 
Lies take on a life of their own in
the yellow press.  Livingstone was
repeatedly accused of saying that ‘Hitler
was a Zionist’
which would have been an idiotic thing to say.  However the transcript of what he did say is
easily available. The Independent published
the transcript on 28th April 2016. 
Defending Naz Shah MP, who had herself had been suspended for a
satirical joke about transplanting Israel to the United States he said:
“It’s completely over the top but it’s not
antisemitism. Let’s remember when Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy
then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism – this before he went mad and ended up
killing six million Jews.
After two years idiot journalist Deborah Orr could not get a simple thing such as what Livingstone actually said correct
None of this stopped idiot journalists like Deborah Orr of the ‘I’
calling Livingstone a ‘fool’ only
last week whilst repeating the ‘Hitler was
a Zionist’
lie.  Lazy unprincipled
journalists like Orr can’t be bothered to move out from under the Westminster
bubble.  It is easier just to recycle other
pundits lies.  Orr wrote:
Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour has been
riven for many months now by unquenchable accusations of anti-semitism. Hardly
surprising, when such fools as Ken Livingstone find it acceptable to declare
that “Hitler was a Zionist”, seemingly unaware of the grotesque inversion of
the truth that his sophistry entails.
Last week we
had the unelected political lightweight, Shami Chakrabarti, declaring that
Livingstone should be expelled from the Labour Party. Chakrabarti who has not
been a member for two years yet took it upon herself to declare that
Livingstone should be expelled for having given ‘offence’ albeit that he spoke
the truth. [Anger
is not a substitute for ignorance
has issued a dignified
rebutting the lies that have surrounded him for these past two
years and a shorter
for the press.
vigorously rebuts the libel that he is in anyway anti-Semitic and reaffirms
that what he spoke was true.   In
particular he defended his statement, which so irked the Zionists, that Hitler supported
‘I was also told I caused offence using the word ‘support’ when I said
Hitler supported Zionism. However, the respected professor of Holocaust
studies, Francis Nicosia, in his book Zionism
and Antisemitism in Nazi Germany
, said ‘there
was almost unanimous support in German government and Nazi party circles for
promoting Zionism among German Jews.’
Nicosia detailed that support in his
December 1978 article ‘Zionism in National Socialist Jewish Policy in Germany,
1933-39’ (University of Chicago, Journal of Modern History).
Exactly the
same conclusion was drawn by Zionist historians such as Lucy Dawidowicz in her War Against the Jews and David Cesarani’s
The Final Solution.  It is of course offensive to Zionists to be reminded
that their movement, Zionism, despite its accusations of ‘anti-Semitism’ today,
was a movement of collaboration.
By throwing
Livingstone overboard, Corbyn and McDonnell have not made it easier for
themselves.  Livingstone was one of the
few heavyweights of the Left on the National Executive Committee until his
suspension.  With the departure of
Christine Shawcroft, who was personally told by Corbyn to resign, there is no serious
socialist left on the NEC. 
Compare the
left on the NEC today to the left in a previous generation – people like Tony
Benn, Eric Heffer, Norman Atkinson, Joan Maynard.  Today we have Momentum lightweights whose
main preoccupation is advancing their career, with barely an idea between them.
Lansman and
the leadership of Momentum, whilst voting with Corbyn have effectively
abandoned any strategy that involves confrontation with the Right. 
From now on the
game will be to increasingly appease the Right. 
A Right that may, in the event of electoral victory (which is becoming
increasingly unlikely) is likely to refuse to support Corbyn as Prime Minister.  The lesson from the 1930’s was that appeasing
Hitler led to more and greater demands.  Likewise
having sacrificed Livingstone, Corbyn will find that their opponent’s appetites
will be whetted still further until there is only one sacrifice left – and that
will be Corbyn himself.

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