The British website Harry’s Place has come down on the side of the British state and police in their persectution of Tommy Robinson of the English Defence League.
Basically Harry’s Place is supporting the police arresting over 50 members of the EDL not at a demo but before (as they intended to attend) a demo.
This is very like what the British State did to the Miners as they planned to attend meetings and pickets. They arrested and stopped miners from travelling on the public roads of Britain
The horror show which is Harry’s Place lines up with all of that.
i reject this term of the “left” to descrine these police snitches in the so-called “United Against Fascism” and others and this sentiment of my rejection of this term, which is very misleading, is contained in this comment which I placed this morning on Harry’s Place:
You really must give more attention to your use of words to describe this new phenomenon. These people such as United Against Fascism are NOT the left.
“The lefts response to Islam is, a few blogs that the main stream press and Guardian types totally ignore. At the same time Islam is gaining a very powerful political base in this country. The people running Tower Hamlets are linked to the IFE. Nothing, not a peep from the left. In fact the left are actually in cahoots with them.. The left is actually helping racists and genocidal manics to oppress their won people.”
You are very wrong there in calling these “the left”. They are not in any way left, and are not standing in the traditions of the great socialist thinkers and practitioners. NO WAY!
But I have no ready answer as to what to call them. So I appreciate your difficulty.
The first thing to appreciate is that there is actually no left in existence, none at all.
These whom you call “the left” are as you point out in alliance with Islam which is a most reactionary ideology, and they are now also in league with the capitalist state, and with the police, no doubt therefore behind the scenes with the Special Branch.
They are certainly agents of the state machine which itself is in league with Islam for reasons which have not yet been consciously identified.
There is one obvious link to the arrest by the state aided by these folk whom you call the left, and that is the arrest of the miners at the edges of the British motorway system, on their way to rallies or pickets during the decisive Miners Strike.
Here just as in the Miners Strike the state is moving to attacking the INTENTION to demonstrate etc.
I would say that many of these in the UAF etc. are paid by the state (given the loose and undisciplined nature of these groups the infiltration must be enormous).. Also as Britain slips into crisis even more these precedents of arrest before an event will be used against all kinds of workers’ organizations.
I am at a loss to know what to call these people. I used to call them “left Fascists” but I am now rejecting this term. The left part is misleading.
The best I can come up with is “Pro-state provocateurs”
FOR THE RECORD I DEFEND UNCONDITIONALLY THE ENGLISH DEFENCE LEAGUE AS THEY ARE REPRESSED BY THE BRITISH STATE MACHINE, AND I ALSO DEFEND UNCONDITIONALLY PAMELA GELLER AND ROBERT SPENCER. THAT IS THE CORRECT POSITION FOR A PRINCIPLED LEFT TO TAKE.