Tuesday 20 June 2023

A Modern Revolutionary Interpretation?

Governed by a party that is pro-EU and pro-NATO, Albania has just raided the compound of the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (Mojahedin-e-Khalq), which the Americans relocated there between 2013 and 2016, not without local resistance, although it also maintains a considerable presence in the France of Emmanuel Macron.

The longstanding neoconservative and liberal-interventionist aim has been to install as Iran's new regime the weirdest political cult in the world, which has been in exile since 1981, leaving it no constituency in a country of which half the population is under 30 years of age.

Consider how the world turns, since that outfit was headquartered for many years in Saddam Hussein's Iraq, where it participated in atrocities committed by the Iraqi Revolutionary Guard. During the Iraq War, Biden's, Bush's and Blair's Boys bombed the PMOI/MEK into surrender, as part of a deal with Iran to hand over certain al-Qaeda suspects who were of course in any case opponents of the Iranian regime. Oh, how the world does turn.

Opponents of the Iraq War were screamed down as Islamists and revolutionary Marxists due to the presence of a few of each in our enormous ranks. But now the plan is to hand over Iran to the people who really do manage the remarkable feat of being both, yet who were nevertheless closely allied to Saddam Hussein.

Or is it? Affections seem lately to have been transferred to the ridiculous fantasist Reza Pahlavi, who is supported by a mostly elderly three per cent of Iranian-Americans, heavily concentrated in and around Los Angeles, and by almost no one else in the world. Yet Rabbi Leo Dee, of and from whom we may expect to hear a very great deal over the next 40 years, has practically anointed Pahlavi as "King of Iran", and looked forward to visiting him "very soon" in his "Palace in Tehran". It is in fact the King of Saudi Arabia who has been invited to visit that city, but never mind. First, that. And now, this.

James Cleverly or David Lammy may be assumed to have only scant knowledge of these matters. But when I tell you that there is going to be a hung Parliament, then you can take that to the bank. I spent the 2005 Parliament saying that it was psephologically impossible for the Heir to Blair's Conservative Party to win an overall majority. I predicted a hung Parliament on the day that the 2017 General Election was called, and I stuck to that, entirely alone, all the way up to the publication of the exit poll eight long weeks later. And on the day that Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister, I predicted that a General Election between him and Keir Starmer would result in a hung Parliament.

To strengthen families and communities by securing economic equality and international peace through the democratic political control of the means to those ends, including national and parliamentary sovereignty, we need to hold the balance of power. Owing nothing to either main party, we must be open to the better offer. There does, however, need to be a better offer. Not a lesser evil, which in any case the Labour Party is not.