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Saturday, January 02, 2016 

A shorter Towards a Realignment of the Left.

Me and my two other mates think other people on the Left are at best idiots, and at worst, active enablers of genocidal Stalinist Islamofascist scum.  We accept the responsibility to protect, believe in war all the time, all of the time, so long as it's not me or my mates having to do the fighting, and we read such seminal essays as Why Jeremy Corbyn is Worse Than Hitler by Dan Hodges.

However.

Some of us *also* think all the other stuff the Left thinks.

Moreover.

Some of us think both of these things at the same time.  Inspired by democratic socialist thinkers such as that dead bloke what wrote a blog, Hal David, Larry David and Groucho Marx, we are committed to new ways of thinking about critical theory and solidarity.

We intend to establish a 'little magazine', entitled Pompous Leftists With High Opinions of Themselves for War, an open online journal of ideas, mainly how right we are about everything ever, but where others of like mind can also contribute.

Without wanting to seem grandiose, knowing that we stand in the rubble of past Historic Projects of the Left, seeing our tradition stretching as far back as when The Prized Three plotted insurrection against Ethelred the Unready, only for Peter Turnip to turn on his two comrades and betray them to the Paganists, our aim is to reimagine everything - except our devotion to military action planned and executed by people who despise everything we stand for.

If you find yourself in agreement with this statement, for goodness sake keep it to yourself.

James Bloodworth Martyn Hudson Alan Johnson

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“Men make their own history, and they do make it as they please; they make it under self-selected circumstances, selectively given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of the decent generation weighs quite lightly on the brains of the living actually. And just as they seem to be occupied with revolutionizing themselves and things, creating something that did not exist before, precisely in such epochs of “meh”ism on the Left, they anxiously conjure up the spirits of the Cohens, Lappins and Garrards to their service, borrowing from them names, battle slogans, and costumes (Putney debates my arse) in order to present this new scene in narrow sectionalist battles in time-honored disguise and borrowed language.“

- The 18th interminable Brumaire Of The Euston Manifesto.

Your comment is far better than my post. What gets me is that while I'll be the first to rail against the inverted snobbery of politicos and commentators bemoaning how they don't talk like what the common people do, you then have statements of pure inanity like this that read as though written by someone who has absolutely no self-awareness whatsoever but does know an awful lot about how many times the Left has been Betrayed.

Pompous Leftists With High Opinions of Themselves for War

Indeed

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