I have been following rather superficially the news from British left media sources, primarily CounterFire, about the popular rise of Jeremy Corbyn who earlier this year announced that he was running for the leadership position in the Labor Party. This would set him up as a candidate for Prime Minister in Britain's next election scheduled in 2020, but which could happen sooner should there be a parliamentary vote of no confidence.
I have been very skeptical about Corbyn for mainly two reasons: 1) I find it hard to believe that the Labor Party which elected Tony Blair could seriously allow a genuine left opposition leader who advocate policies such as Corbyn's to rise in their leadership. I have been feeling that he was very much like Sen. Bernie Sanders, a pseudo-socialist and genuine Zionist candidate who is running for president in the US Democratic Party primary elections in order to collect and gather discouraged/disillusioned people back into the fold of Democratic party supporters. 2) Even though Corbyn has received support from British left-wing media sources like CounterFire, British left-wingers have a history of diluting radical opposition with compromised reform politicos who at best tend to delay any substantial change in governing policies, and at worst betray their supporters and pursue the most pro-establishment policies. I agree with many who have observed that if capitalist elections could change anything of significance, they would be illegal.
Already the British media campaign to discredit Corbyn is well underway. The slander and vilification being fired at the 66-year-old politician is going to get even more vicious over the next month. And if he wins, as the polls suggest, we can expect a full-on media war to destroy him over the next five years towards Britain’s 2020 general election.If by some miracle Corbyn is genuine and becomes Prime Minister, or even the probability of becoming Prime Minister, I think he would likely be assassinated.
What this reveals, starkly, is just how undemocratic Britain is. Any politician who steps outside the establishment is liable for destruction by the ruling forces.