Registered On: May 8, 2017
I’m sure you’ll agree JI that Gurney is entitled to air his views, whether the association of you to Les is accurate or not. It’s a shame you can’t simply ignore him and engage in dialogue about another subject that you clearly have opinions on. In doing so I feel you’re denying others an opportunity to have a sensible discussion with you about it.
BRI, yes of course, the SWP have a long history of latching on to movements over the years and hijacking them with anti-capitalist motives. In simplistic terms though, that absolutely doesn’t mean the whole BLM movement has an ‘anti-capitalist agenda’. That’s why I take issue with Badenoch’s misleading association and with JI’s ‘agenda’ comment.
Unfortunately we’re living in an age where soundbites and tropes are king, and those few words subtley dropped here and there have replaced a lot of time presenting and understanding full arguments. It happens on the left, I’m not denying that, but the right certainly seem to have the upper hand exploiting it. Now, I’m not implying that’s what JI was attempting, I can’t possibly know that, but the more ‘anti capitalist BLM’ is quoted without any explanation for it, the more it will just become accepted, in turn undermining it’s importance rooted in inequality.
Finally, does someone want to tell those Premiership players taking the knee that they are supporting an anti-capitalist movement? I jest, but I wouldn’t be surprised if some forces that be are already doing that.