Thoughts On Jeremy Corbyn?

Brayden Bailey
Brayden Bailey

So as far as the UK is concerned, could the labor-party ever function as a vanguard party in the UK?

After researching into Jeremy Corbyn and reading the labor party manifesto, I'm somewhat concerned that Jeremy Corbyn's supposed socialism never seems to go any further than liberal reforms and supporting mutualist co-ops (which tend to fail or under-perform in capitalist economies. Badmouse made a video on why this is the case: youtube.com/watch?v=yAxajtiRatg).

When Corbyn talks about capitalism and socialism, he only ever goes as far as making sort of vague statements about how we need to help the poor, how the rich are oppressive, but will never go any further into detail in terms of discussing things like how capitalist exploitation actually works ("private property, stealing surplus, e.c.t.), and I've never heard him advocate for the common ownership of the means of production.

I get the impression that Jeremy Corbyn is (not in his ideology but in his actions) just a liberal social democrat.

How should we tread Jeremy Corbyn and the labor party?
Should we try to convert the labor party into a vanguard >>party somehow?
Should we use the labor party as a way of pushing the overton window to our side?
Should we reject he labor party as liberals posing as capitalists?

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youtube.com/watch?v=rNfFd1pSIuI
socialiststudies.org.uk/article corbynsocialist.shtml
marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1920/lwc/ch09.htm

William Reyes
William Reyes

I don't think there's really any point to engaging in electoral politics in an imperialist country like Britain. All the nice socdemmy stuff like Atlee came at the expense of people off in the periphery. Any reforms you get at this stage of accumulation are just going to get treated like Chavismo if it's at all genuine in the face of US Neoliberal hegemony

Isaac Bell
Isaac Bell

Labor
'We' brits will do whatever we want, while you burgers can watch from afar.

Landon Bailey
Landon Bailey

Holy shit this post is so burger'ed that i dont even know where to start.

Daniel Hill
Daniel Hill

He's a social democrat not a socialist or leftist by anymeans

Im somewhat concerned that Jeremy Corbyn's supposed socialism never seems to go any further than liberal reforms and supporting mutualist co-ops
This is true for all sucdems

I get the impression that Jeremy Corbyn is (not in his ideology but in his actions) just a liberal social democrat.
ideologically too he's a succdem

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Joseph Bennett
Joseph Bennett

Whats more interesting/important is that John McDonnell, who continues to this day to say he will "destroy capitalism" is in charge of Labour economic policy. The main difference between Corbyn and other soc-dem leaders of Labour is his anti-imperialism. He has pretty much spent his whole life fighting against British military deployment in foreign wars.

Charles Long
Charles Long

This is typical for socdem types.

They campaign against foreign wars but what you don't understand is that war isn't the only form of imperialism

Nathan Cook
Nathan Cook

No, they usually don't.

William Gomez
William Gomez

Yes they do. All politicians support imperialism currently

Hudson Jackson
Hudson Jackson

No, I meant socdem types aren't against imperialist wars.

Noah Carter
Noah Carter

No, I meant socdem types aren't against imperialist wars.
They just use it as a vote buying tool

Zachary King
Zachary King

Yes, that is why Corbyn is not your typical Ebert socdem.

Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez

Yes, that is why Corbyn is not your typical Ebert socdem.
He still supports imperialism just not imperial wars

Camden Gonzalez
Camden Gonzalez

He has spent a lot of time campaigning against "softer" imperialisms as well. He is fairly Eurosceptic, doesn't like the IMF/world Bank ect

Austin Brooks
Austin Brooks

He has spent a lot of time campaigning against "softer" imperialisms as well. He is fairly Eurosceptic, doesn't like the IMF/world Bank ect

Yeah typical succdem

Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell

antisemite
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William Hernandez
William Hernandez

ctrl+f
0 mentions of Tony Benn
You need to look into this man, and "Bennism". Basically, Corbyn's strategy is that of OG Marxist Social Democracy. The plan is legitimately to gradually transition to socialism but only time can tell if it'll work.

Jack Gonzalez
Jack Gonzalez

If Labour manage to nationalize major industries, introduce obligatory worker co-ownership of companies then that would be a pretty darn good path.

Ethan Howard
Ethan Howard

Corbyn knows that imperialism isn't just war though, and it really isn't run of the mill socdem to be genuinely anti-imperialst as Corbyn is.
Typical socdems are Eurosceptic, anti-imperialst, speak out against the IMF/worldbank, have literal Marxists as their economic ministers, have deep union ties
Wtf I love social democracy now
You know it's not true that most socdems are like this, stop ebigly trolling and contribute to genuine discussion

Blake Nelson
Blake Nelson

Ebig

Jose Powell
Jose Powell

yeh i want my wages up and my rent cheap bbz so no

Luke Ramirez
Luke Ramirez

That's the manifesto baby!

Also lol at "Corbyn is an imperialist", Yeah I mean he's only:
Opposed the Iraq and Afghanistan war
Opposed bombing in Libya and Syria
Opposed the regime change against Maduro
Fought Israeli and South African apartheid for fucking decades
Declared he will enact an arms embargo on Israel and Saudi Arabia
Declared he will pass an Irish-style BDS law
Stated he will actively allow the Chagos Islanders to return to their isles (one of the last remaining crimes of British colonialism)
and finally, pissed off NATO-sycophants so much they left and started a party literally called CUK.

But nah he's not anti-imperialist tbh.

Ian Hall
Ian Hall

party literally called CUK
please alaborate on this, it sounds like a good laugh.

Anthony Thompson
Anthony Thompson

He is no Xi Jinping, but he's an outstanding leftist nonetheless.

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Owen Garcia
Owen Garcia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Independent_Group
These lot are gonna name themselves "Change UK", aka CUK.

Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott

reads Mao in parliament and throws it at a Tory
writes socialist economic manifesto that gets the praise of Dick Wolff
anti imperialist
reads Zizek
McDonnell is undeniably /our guy/

Christian Ortiz
Christian Ortiz

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Noah Gonzalez
Noah Gonzalez

Am I taking crazy pills or too dumb in theory because I am pretty sure Corbyn being PM who would either a) succeed in making UK more susceptible or progressing in the transition to socialism b) showcase the flaws in bourgeois democracy in any meaningful socialist reform and refuel radical revolution to depose the current government to invoke a)

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Benjamin Evans
Benjamin Evans

CHUKa Umunna

Camden Hernandez
Camden Hernandez

Corbyn knows that imperialism isn't just war though, and it really isn't run of the mill socdem to be genuinely anti-imperialst as Corbyn is.

there is nothing different between corbyn and any other succdem

Typical socdems are Eurosceptic, anti-imperialst, speak out against the IMF/worldbank,
lots of complains with no substance. their failed solutions is just more taxes

have literal Marxists as their economic ministers, have deep union ties
I never said this.
Wtf I love social democracy now
liberal
You know it's not true that most socdems are like this, stop ebigly trolling and contribute to genuine discussion
what are you even talking about

Juan Reed
Juan Reed

war is the only form of imperialism

ok liberal

Jeremiah Diaz
Jeremiah Diaz

Can you fucking read?

Josiah Morris
Josiah Morris

It's a burger makes a seperate thread because he knows he'll get bantered out of the /leftybritpol/ general episode

Cameron Jackson
Cameron Jackson

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David Foster
David Foster

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Levi Phillips
Levi Phillips

Imagine being this tier of illiterate. You burgers really don't get a good education do you, poor things.

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Dylan Baker
Dylan Baker

sorry mate; from Sussex

Corbyn is no socialist just a succdem deal with it

Jaxon Ross
Jaxon Ross

I bet you follow Phil Greaves

Henry Hernandez
Henry Hernandez

You're from Sussex? Then your education system must be shit down there as you have an inability to fucking read.

Chase Jackson
Chase Jackson

I never said this
I never said you did, not surprised that you can't read.
If your going to argue that Corbyn isn't socialist, could you at least actually argue it?
Your literally just saying "socdem" over and over again, you've provided zero arguements.
yank

David Mitchell
David Mitchell

Wrong flag

Adrian Allen
Adrian Allen

Also loved the fact we all glossed-over that this analysis relies on vanguard parties being the only vehicle of bringing socialism.

Leo Wilson
Leo Wilson

He's a succdem you don't need arguments for that. You need arguments to prove that he's anything but

Colton Fisher
Colton Fisher

How can we prove he is a socialist if you don't define a socdem for us?

Brandon Brooks
Brandon Brooks

How can an honest political discussion take place with people who are ignorant of current political terminology

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_democracy

Ryan Bennett
Ryan Bennett

Do you honestly believe Corbyn is a fucking socialist? You must also think AOC or bernie are socialists. Imagine being hoodwinked for the 100th time yet having the audacity to post your dumbfuck opinions still.

Lucas Edwards
Lucas Edwards

I have the feeling user pointing out Corbyn believes in the abolition of capitalism, as does his chancellor, is not going to change your mind…

Brody Taylor
Brody Taylor

Yet every single thing he has DONE outside of saying words has gone towards emboldening neo-liberal policies and the endorsement of its institutions like the EU.

As I said, HOODWINKED. Another naive child who gets too invested in words. Probably thought Obama was a socialist too.

Juan Rivera
Juan Rivera

Yet every single thing he has DONE outside of saying words has gone towards emboldening neo-liberal policies
Gotta source on that cheif?
and the endorsement of its institutions like the EU.
<"Words don't matter"
<"OH WAIT WORDS DO MATTER".

Thomas Edwards
Thomas Edwards

Also PUTTING words IN Capitals is NOT an ARGUMENT.

Brandon Thomas
Brandon Thomas

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38196303

twitter.com/GlumBird/status/1110884185680633856

huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/jeremy-corbyns-wife-laura-alvarez-to-help-launch-radical-pro-eu-campaign_uk_5c94d452e4b01ebeef0e1d89?ncid=other_twitter_cooo9wqtham&utm_campaign=share_twitter&guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly90LmNvL0ZTOTZ1VHVxSWU&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAAp1_4mjwpqP8euVDMgq5UHXoQfdMVdUkJrVQCEB7JQDbq3aSP4vCvy3JRzKrCaX-P-1I6SUbvn-5Q_J4vDJSnflHHJYdYeJL1eNnrb-FVy0I-901CSevYYEcLDMEviOoFxCtCJb1MhBMECNrIlY1RyhH3KoqKYbcRGFSdEeKx_u

rt.com/uk/452390-labour-to-support-second-brexit/

twitter.com/GlumBird/status/1088554006228672513

Just for context of what labour's agenda actually is, suppressing the working class:

youtube.com/watch?v=rNfFd1pSIuI

Lastly:

socialiststudies.org.uk/article corbynsocialist.shtml

This board is supposedly "radical" yet again and again we have to explain simple concepts to "disciplined" "socialists" here. It's strange, almost like most of you don't know what you're talking about. Worst is a lot of newcomers will be fooled by you idiots who are ACTIVELY revising the definitions of socialism/communism. Shame.

Asher Sanchez
Asher Sanchez

Corbyn will be the 21st century's Salvador Allende

Julian Miller
Julian Miller

He's being used to shift the overton window, a basic socdem like him will be the "furthest left" one could dare to go.

Jaxon Butler
Jaxon Butler

Lamo this post is schizo to the fucking max. There isn't an argument here, merely verbal diarrhea. The best part is "He spoke to Bill Gates TRAITORRRRRRR!!!!!". This is some ultra bollocks.

Ryder Edwards
Ryder Edwards

You wanted a source, I provided sources. Your smallbrain implodes and you get angry at said sources. I think the issue is with you being an idiot. I really love how you chose that one image out of all the articles I posted though! Stellar work my man!

And bill gates isn't some politically neutral character, he's the quintessential neoliberal who advocated for eugenics in Africa and other third world countries.

Jaxson Wood
Jaxson Wood

One of the sources is just saying "austerity is a thing and taxes are going up" yes this is Corbyn's fault and obviously proves how he is a stooge of Porky…
You're not making arguments, you're just getting angry and spewing insults like a year 9 who's had too much sugar..

Samuel Miller
Samuel Miller

Point me to that one source I posted.

Nathan Smith
Nathan Smith

I'm guessing that's the second tweet, you should have opened the replies. You know, as I posted that like I predicted what your response would be. You're disingenuous and slimy, a typical reformist, like corbyn. Those cuts were brought in through LABOUR councils POST-CORBYN, he gave the go for most of these cuts. Of course he would never admit to this, what politician would? However the facts are there. Stop falling for pretty rhetoric please, be an actual marxist.

Tyler Nelson
Tyler Nelson

Posted that link*

Jordan Young
Jordan Young

Holy shit mate simmer d. If you were a bit calmer you could construct an argument, I looked at the singular reply and you just say "stuff is not good".

You're argument relies not on critiquing praxis or policy, but just pointing to things and saying "THEY'RE BAD AND HE LIKE BAD THING". But what else is to be expected from an ultra.

Quick question, are you a member of CPGB-ML per chance?

Mason Hill
Mason Hill

"THEY'RE BAD AND HE LIKE BAD THING". But what else is to be expected from an ultra.

He doesn't only "like" bad things, he enables those very bad things as does his party. Am I saying he's some maniacal overlord of labour? No, I never implied that so don't strawman me. He is in charge of labour, what labour does he should be culpable for,, or at least answer for unless you have another definition of leadership. This is all indicative of what's to come if labour comes into power, disappointment and the rescinding of all his promises.

Quick question, are you a member of CPGB-ML per chance?

Why is this a concern?

Isaac Gonzalez
Isaac Gonzalez

Why is this a concern?
Lol not that guy but you fucking are aren't you? Don't accuse other people of being slimy and then avoid questions like this, answer it.

Lucas Martinez
Lucas Martinez

Labour is structured differently than most bourgeois parties. There is a significant chance it will be pushed even further left if the Brexit chaos remains.

Corbyn is definitely left of Sanders, I'd say.

Levi Barnes
Levi Barnes

No, I don't think so, but that's fine. People like Corbyn are the reason for the term "critical support".

Evan Thomas
Evan Thomas

I clicked on all your links. I didn't find anything that would show that Corbyn is hostile towards workers or a traitor of the proletariat.

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Ethan Perry
Ethan Perry

No he is making himself the new center. He is the anti-Thatcher.

Leo Myers
Leo Myers

By making himself the "new" center, he's actually making himself the old center - the centrists that built Britain after the war. Yes to private firms and small businessowners, yes to NHS and nationalized public transport etc.

Colton Sanders
Colton Sanders

the centrists that built Britain after the war
LMAO
M
A
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He is probably closer to Micheal Foot than Atlee. And even McDonnell already said coops and worker ownership in firms in his plans.

Fuck off concern troll.

Ayden Butler
Ayden Butler

Isn't the shadow chancellor of the labour party a Trotskyist?
inb4 that makes it worse

Leo Ross
Leo Ross

Brits are under the impression Trotsky was a good libertarian democratic guy. Blame Orwell.

Luis Gray
Luis Gray

No, he comes from the bennite tradition (Marxism but dem soc) of the Labour party, the same as Corbyn. The trots have been kept out of the party mainly by momentum.

Lincoln Perez
Lincoln Perez

After that video of soldiers shooting at Corbyn I'd be more comfortable with Militant and anime Trotsky than Momentum.

Benjamin Cooper
Benjamin Cooper

McDonnell is not a trot.

William Johnson
William Johnson

Jeremy Corbyn along with almost the entirety of the mainstream left in the UK is not genuine. He is an establishment stooge in a socialist costume. Except when he is wearing a capitalist costume such as a suit. Then he is an establishment stooge in a capitalist costume wearing a red tie. He has no idea what it is to be working class and be chewed up by the capitalist system he pretends he will reform. He simply says the slogans the left wants to hear and for that he is more dangerous to our cause than anyone else in British politics. The fact is Jeremy has no intention of delivering what he promises and is as power hungry and deceitful as the rest of them.
How should we tread Jeremy Corbyn and the labor party?
Treat him like a shill and a traitor. Corbyn is an excellent liar and manipulator and should not be trusted. At his core he is a liberal who moves with popular fads and appeals to the urban middle class.
Should we try to convert the labor party into a vanguard >>party somehow?
Unfortunately the Labour party is long dead and i'm not convinced it can ever be resurrected. Keir Hardie has spun in his grave more times in the last 30 years than the earth has around the sun.
Should we use the labor party as a way of pushing the overton window to our side?
Not going to happen. The window is a pendulum and is trending toward the right. I hate to advocate accelerationism but it won't swing back until the inevitable great depression of this century at which time we will see far more radical policy than Corbyn has ever advocated. My advice would be to reject establishment politics entirely and focus on community. Instead of volunteering with Momentum then volunteer at a food bank. Vote for suitable independents in the council elections next month. Do not align with a snake in the grass like Corbyn because he will swallow you whole and spit out your bones.

Luis Cook
Luis Cook

Comparing Tony Benn to Jeremy Corbyn is insulting. The only thing they have in common is that they grew up rich.

Dominic Diaz
Dominic Diaz

Both are rightwing by being capitalists

Jose Scott
Jose Scott

Wrong, read Lenin.

Also, the UK Labour party: the only political party in the 1920s to be endorsed by Lenin and the Pope.

Thomas Fisher
Thomas Fisher

Yes I've read lenin nothing i said is contradictory

Brody Reed
Brody Reed

So the user was right, the unique trade union influence made/makes Labour a more proletarian party than a lot of the communist parties of the time and certainly better than most in existence today.

Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez

Also, the UK Labour party: the only political party in the 1920s to be endorsed by Lenin and the Pope.
Oh do fuck off. In LWC:ID he rightly calls the party opportunist and social-chauvinist and says that the nature of Communist support for the Labour party is that a Labour government would expose to the proletariat the absolute inadequacy of social democracy and push them towards the Communists:

On the contrary, the fact that most British workers still follow the lead of the British Kerenskys or Scheidemanns and have not yet had experience of a government composed of these people—an experience which was necessary in Russia and Germany so as to secure the mass transition of the workers to communism—undoubtedly indicates that the British Communists should participate in parliamentary action, that they should, from within parliament, help the masses of the workers see the results of a Henderson and Snowden government in practice, and that they should help the Hendersons and Snowdens defeat the united forces of Lloyd George and Churchill. To act otherwise would mean hampering the cause of the revolution, since revolution is impossible without a change in the views of the majority of the working class, a change brought about by the political experience of the masses, never by propaganda alone. “To lead the way without compromises, without turning”—this slogan is obviously wrong if it comes from a patently impotent minority of the workers who know (or at all events should know) that given a Henderson and Snowden victory over Lloyd George and Churchill, the majority will soon become disappointed in their leaders and will begin to support communism (or at all events will adopt an attitude of neutrality, and, in the main, of sympathetic neutrality, towards the Communists).
marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1920/lwc/ch09.htm

Owen Collins
Owen Collins

Yeah but he won't. He may say it, he might even believe it, but he won't. The government will literally coup him before they let him interfere with NATO.

Joseph Perez
Joseph Perez

I knew that cunt was exploiting peoples lack of knowledge on lenin here. A lot of people on this board take advantage of the fact that no one here reads. Socdem labour shills are truly the worst.

Christopher Phillips
Christopher Phillips

So the user was right, the unique trade union influence made/makes Labour a more proletarian party than a lot of the communist parties of the time and certainly better than most in existence today

I original statement was that Corbyn and Bernie are rightwing because they are both capitalist

Lincoln Brooks
Lincoln Brooks

Tbh, barring a Russo-Ukrainian war and Corbyn saying "no", there is little to nothing that could be done to stop his foreign policy. BDS actually has broad support, people don't care about the Chagos islanders one way or the other, and most people (even reactionary nationalists) are sick of fucking wars in the ME.

Anthony Price
Anthony Price

What's Bernie gotta do with this?
And Corbyn is obviously an anti-capitalist at-least in terms of ideology on a vulgar level, prove me otherwise.

Jack Long
Jack Long

there is little to nothing that could be done to stop his foreign policy
Other than, you know, killing or arresting him. The thing is, he doesn't want a revolution, which means the actual power is still going to be in the hands of the capitalist class. And there's also the fact that most of his policies such as higher wages and free shit are only possible because of British imperialism and war. If Britain became pacifist, all the spoils of imperialism would be lost and British workers would start to get less pay and less free shit, not more.

Austin Morris
Austin Morris

If you could read you'd see that I was replying to a post about Corbyn and Bernie

Samuel Morgan
Samuel Morgan

If he was killed, it would likely lead to an equally radical successor, and arrest would be immensely unlikely purely because the guy has never done anything fucking wrong.
As for the spoils of imperialism, this country gets fuckall, the working class of any country gets fuckall from Imperialism to begin with it's why they protested so hard against WWI.

Christopher Flores
Christopher Flores

rekt

Levi Richardson
Levi Richardson

you dont need imperialism when you have the financial capital of the world, a socialist britain will be built on the grave of the City

Kevin Sullivan
Kevin Sullivan

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't Keir Hardie one of the OG revisionists, as in along with Kautsky and During?

Brody King
Brody King

And Corbyn is obviously an anti-capitalist at-least in terms of ideology on a vulgar level, prove me otherwise.
And? Kerensky, Kautsky, Bernstein etc. were all "anti-capitalist" - and yet, see what they accomplished. The only revolutionary function of a Labour government is to disillusion workers with modern social democracy.
Bears remembering that Labour actually supported WW1.
He was a Fabian, at least.

Nathaniel Hill
Nathaniel Hill

Bears remembering that Labour actually supported WW1.
Eh not really, MacDonald opposed it as did most of the rank and file, and elements that would join the Labour party post-war (especially the Cooperative Party) opposed the war during it also. To boot, the great anti-war campaigner John MacLean actually stood as a Labour candidate during the 1921 election.

James Anderson
James Anderson

Point to me a socialist who shouldn't be considered a revisionist. Even Engels and Lenin didnt revise the works of Marx.