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 In 1950 the late Tony Benn argued that the role of a Socialist representative was to be an educator and awareness raiser. It fits my outlook perfectly. I do not believe that the political parties are simply transmitters of controlled statistical averages . The role of the activist is to lead, inform and educate.A few months ago at a Benefit trbunal I watched a fragile man be bullied by a Doctor. His voice was shrill you felt that the doctor was cross examining at the old Bailey. He was determined to destroy there was no shred of compassion for the man. My face was enough as I sat beside him. The Doctor turned in me. The look on my face, that a man who had signed the Hippocratic Oath could speak in this way to soneone had survived stage 4 Cancer was enough my face us nirnally poker like in such places but my emotions had broken tbrough and the Doctor tokd me off for not showing him resoect The Doctor kept saying to the client speak up I am deaf. Within me a cry began but I suppressed it. I wanted to scream get a fucking hearing aid. In the end the client began to cry and the court was adjourned. I remember these words i wrote sometime ago and i give tbem to you again but this time the words used on Social Media in the past were now institutionalised in other forms and methods .* In the end there can be no compromise with them. In the end you cannot except the terms of abuse used. In the end the calls of “twat” and “tool” diminish us all. In the end their cries of free speech reveal that they think anyone slightly to their left is a “commie” or a “snowflake” In the end they cant except the difference, that you are, the oddness you seem and the issue of blame sticks to you. The sneers, the simplicities, the assaults psychologically, the bullying cant be accepted. Its just banter you know…move on get over it….the words echo around social media

You try to show that the crack in everything shows that we are all broken, all imperfect. This imperfection is projected , displaced denied. You could imagine them saying “oh he is alright to talk to but its the others you know. Its the same words used to describe those of other ethnicities, other faiths , other out looks. In the end you cannot be an appeaser to the tigers of race hate, homophobia and narrowness. In the end there can be no compromise, there can be no acceptance of the common-sense that is closed, damaged and partial. In the end you cannot accept the reading of one newspaper..
In the end you realise that this is the path to the concentration camp, the lynching and the laughter. In the end you cannot get the idea through that what they do to the least they do both to themselves and to me. In the end Cable Street, Guernica and Auschwitz makes you take up the old cry No Paseran and then in the end all fears go and you stand up to the shadow of a reborn fascism . I have had enough of your sneers at gentle, inexperienced people doing their best or if battered rapidly ageing Ecosocialists of nearly 61. In the end there is no other choice……

In the end you tire of reason, watching your language, apologising for your reading and knowledge . In the end you tire of all of this. In the end you tire of saying that lack of certainty on so many issues should not be seen as a term of abuse. In the end you tire of the word “libtard”, “commie “, “treehugger” and then you take these terms and hold them up as a badge of honour…and you resist, renew and reclaim these things..in the end you tire of the abuse I have your measure..whether or not I have talked with you. Whether or not you are my frond on Facebook, debated with me, followed me on twitter..in the end I stand before you and say ‘No Pasaran’ to you whoever you are..in the end you will see that we all displace, project and blame but until then there is a barrier I will not cross tolerate or accept….

I will not go down to except prejudice, hate or fear as the will of the people. My role is to make aware and raise up compassion and concern . It’s is and always will be no pasaran..

“specialists without spirit, sensualists without heart; this nullity imagines that it has attained a level of civilization never before achieved.”― Max Weber,

I watched a Channel 4 news programme some time ago it was a feature on the alt right . I saw figures aping the Oxford look of the 20s . They were male, they aped a posh accent .They smoked , called themselves Libertarians , they denied feminism and all looked like one another. They all tried to look like a young Milo Yannopoulus formely of Brrritbart news. Many explained that the alt right had begun to emerge out of the a compost of the Cameron years and the red Tories of Labour prior to 2016. If you read your history you see people like them who flirted with fascism in the 20s …The likes of Ezra Pound , the fictional Jean Brodie …Well they are back and it’s disturbing and shows that those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it …. some years ago I debated with someone who looked just like them .He claimed that Hitler was a socialust ….I heard the same coming from this alt right programme …Makes you wonder ?