Has anybody noticed that those to the right of the political spectrum seem incredibly uneasy about what Jeremy Corbyn and the left are up to?
There is clearly something about addressing the moral disgrace of wealth inequality – which leaves the poor begging for food in wealthy nations whilst the richest enjoy the endless zeros in their bank balances – that leaves the powerful trembling.
The recent attacks on Jeremy Corbyn’s character are proof of this. This week, we are apparently supposed to care that the Labour leader allegedly once ate a can of cold beans.
Such nonsense follows a long list of smears against Corbyn: the ‘scruffy’ raincoat from Marks & Spencer, the weeks of alleging that he was a Soviet spy and the ridiculous manufactured nonsense that he ‘danced’ his way to the cenotaph.
Corbyn is being personally ambushed because he poses a very real threat to a cushy way of life that only benefits a tiny elite.
He’s not alone in facing it. The US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has faced a similar onslaught in the United States where she has sent those on the right into a state of manic terror.
There have been attempts to pick the young congresswoman apart by commenting on her choice of clothing, whilst Republican operators created outright lies about her Green New Deal plan in a desperate attempt to tarnish her reputation.
Given that we are told that the likes of Corbyn, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez are unrepresentative zealots from a different era, it is somewhat puzzling that their opponents spend so much time and energy on them.
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