[The UAF article follows the comment; after the dotted line.]
Also, have you noticed that there is no mention of anti-Semitism in this ‘anti-racist’ flyer? That’s because Islamists and Red Ken’s leftist friends have done more than the Nazis to advance the cause of anti-Semitism in Europe and the UK – and all under the euphemism of ‘anti-Zionism’. If anything, acts of anti-Semitism in Europe are much more frequent than so-called ‘Islamophobic hate crimes’. Why is that? Because Ken’s lovely brown-exotic friends here and in Europe are doing their best to make life hell for Jews. And all with the official help of anti-Zionist propaganda which fosters the hatred of Jews more than any Nazi or far-right literature.
So if anything is truly ‘toxic’, it is the anti-Zionist monomaniacal noise of Red Kenneth’s friends in the Islamist and leftist worlds (or world).
Red Ken mentions the 1930s again, as far-leftists always do. He reminds us, again, of the time when “fascist thugs marched against Jews and their places of worship in the 1930s”. But this isn’t the 1930s and the British do not have a long Nationalist-Nazi past.
Don’t leftists trust the British working class? Do they think they’ll turn to Nazism at the drop of a hat? He should stop reading Marxist analyses of Germany in the 1930s, and of the Rise of Fascism.
Marxist theory pollutes Ken's mind and stops him seeing Brits (as a whole) for what they truly are – not in the slightest bit prone to Nazism or fascism. Sometimes you think that Leftists like Red Ken want the British working class to turn to fascism so that their mindless theories and prophesies can be proved true. That how much the Left love their sweet Marxist theories. The world must obey Marxist theory!
Again, we have a classic Marxist analysis of the rise of fascism. Thus:
“The economic downturn and deepest cuts to public services in decades will not only do enormous harm to our society. It is also creating fertile conditions for reactionary ideas to thrive.”
But Britain in 2010 is not like Germany in the 1920s and 30s. Leftists would love to relive the Fight Against Fascism, but it’s not going to happen. This is England, not Germany. Brits simply don’t jump on fascist bandwagons because they lose their jobs or their bus fares go up. Stop living in Marxist Theory World, Livingstone. Start talking sense and stop hoping for the Rise of Islamophobia in 2010. Marxist Theory does not rule OK. It is false and it is dead.
Friday 19 November 2010, from the Unite Against Fascism website
Ken Livingstone has warned that the “toxic climate” of racism against Muslims is a threat to all our basic freedoms.
In a call for delegates to the upcoming challenging racism and Islamophobia conference, the former London mayor writes:
"The economic downturn and deepest cuts to public services in decades will not only do enormous harm to our society. It is also creating fertile conditions for reactionary ideas to thrive."
The English Defence League (EDL) wants “to intimidate all Muslims and denigrate Islam — a religion followed by more than a billion people”.
This racism has dark echoes of the past when “fascist thugs marched against Jews and their places of worship in the 1930s”.
Livingstone called on antiracists to challenge this scapegoating and defend “the values of freedom of thought, conscience, religion and cultural expression which allow us all to live our lives as we wish”.
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