Of course, with 55.89% of “just over 50 per cent of the electorate”, George Galloway’s landslide victory in the Bradford West by-election might also be viewed as just another example of how undemocratic the British electoral system is. Not quite as undemocratic as the “Jewish democracy”, but a bit more so than here in Germany. Still, that’s not George’s fault and anyway if the turnout had been 90%, he would probably have won anyway.
Now, I am actually not a big fan of George, and certainly not of his strange transliteration “hamdallah”, when he was handed a megaphone to preach to his supporters after the victory. Stinks, stinks of political expediency; or, has this particular Scottish Roman Catholic started to believe that Mohammad actually did talk to the archangel Gabriel and that he rode up to heaven on a horse? Of course, George would shout me down and tell me that there is only one “God”, to which the only reply can be, no there isn’t George, there isn’t even one. However, that is the point, George has been heard to shout down and shut up even the most harmless of souls. Certainly no disagreement with him when he put that lady in ‘Sky News’ in her place, and wasn’t it nice to at least see someone tackle the pompous Christopher Hitchens? Nevertheless, if it is the height of arrogance you are looking for, watch him tearing into a rather helpless, hapless, pensioner.
Still, while we should not look at George’s victory in Bradford West through rose-coloured glasses, there are a number of reasons why we should appreciate it. Firstly, not liking George on a personal level is my prerogative, but his criticism of the establishment and of the West’s policies is spot on in its content and, indeed, in spite of what has been said in the last paragraph, in its intensity. Sometimes, we need a big mouth like George to put these criminals in their place. Let’s face it, he will be in their faces and he will be very difficult to ignore. Secondly, this victory is due to people being generally pissed off with the main parties in general and with the Labour Party in particular; a party that took Britain into two illegal wars, which is as pro-Zionist as the present government, and which offers absolutely no vision of a genuinely fair, let alone, socialist, society.
Yes, we should support George and we should welcome his victory in Bradford West. Moreover, for the time being at least, that support should be as unconditional as that offered by the 4th International to the Soviet Union on the eve of the Nazi attack. Nevertheless, while we might be fairly certain that George will not be splitting our heads open with a pick axe, we should keep an eye on someone who, earlier today, said; “we had witnessed something “miraculous” in the biblical sense of the word. “And as a religious man, I have to believe that there is some divine intervention in this – the retribution of the main parties for the treason against the country and against their supporters that they have visited is something sacred. Justice has been done.” Aye, right George, and do you remember the Glaswegian joke; “Jesus saves, Kenny Dalgleish scores on the rebound“?