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If you’ve got lots to say about how terrible Rachel Swindon and The Canary are, and nothing about John McDonnell saying Tony Blair’s near genocide in Iraq wasn’t a crime, your political instincts are probably geared towards punching down.
You probably crave mainstream respectability and may even have the occasional column in corporate media.

You think the little people ‘embarrassing’ you in the eyes of liberals is much worse than left luminaries saying the perpetrators of Mass Atrocities are good actually.
You’re propagating bourgeois morality, which is always going to be limiting for the left, and calling it radicalism.

You’ve been doing it for years and thinking we’re all too stupid to notice.
Not Crank Corbynsim ended up stannimg John McDonnell even after he’d pushed a second referendum and cosied up to Alastair Campbell with some disgusting and racist remarks about Tony Blair and Iraq.

Forgive me if I think they’ve no grounds to be lecturing anyone on anything.
A lot of these people are fairly big names as well. They completely fucked it morally and politically and instead of facing up to that, interrogatimg their own faults, they go ‘Grr! The cranks!’.

A convenient scapegoat that keeps them on the right side of commissioning editors.
Alastair Campbell: Was the killing of 1 million othered and racialised people to aid British and American corporations a crime?

John McDonnell: No.

The Not Crank left: Go on Big John! Sock it to all them dead Iraqis!

The contrite Not Crank left: We all make mistakes.
What McDonnell said wasn’t a mistake. It wasn’t borne of naivety or ignorance, because he knows better. It was a calculated decision to throw the victims of Tony Blair’s massacres under the bus. It was horrible and racist as fuck and shame on anyone who defended it or him.
They - the Not Crank left - all have this weird habit of praising racist mass murderers and their apologists. McDonnell, Brown, Miliband. I have the receipts.

But ‘DanielBlake40JC4PM’ is a major enemy and all that’s wrong with the left.

They just want power for themselves.
And they are obviously prepared to be racist and imperialist to try and win power, while denouncing others for racism and imperialism.

The Not Crank left are mainly just soft leftists who want radical credentials.
Honestly, I liked John McDonnell as much as anyone before that interview with Campbell. Even when I despised Labour I thought he was someone who was on ‘our’ side.

But the interview with and comments to Campbell were so ethically abhorrent that you can’t come back from them.
I thought that interview was basically an acid test for how seriously people take anti-imperialism and human rights, rhetoric aside.

Loads of left clout accounts failed it very badly and yet they continue to be left clout accounts.

Social imperialism run rampant is why.
The deliberate mass murder of other human beings within a racist framework is bad and criminal and any claim to the contrary is not just an unfortunate disagreement among comrades. It’s rank apologia that marks you out as a serious danger and should be called out as such.
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