Why We On The Progressive Left Should Keep On Marching Against – Literally – Everything, Friends! My Piece In Today’s Far-Right Guardian, In Which I Support Our Zoe – Literally – To The Hilt!

Hello, friends.

And as you may have shrewdly inferred from the title of this piece, I have today – literally – waded in to the Mass Debate [Sic!J.C.] that we on the Progressive Left are currently having, in the pages of the Far-Right Guardian, about the multifarious benefits of Protest Marches.

My view is, naturally, crystal clear. Protest Marches against absolutely everything are – literally – one of the things that has got the Progressive Left where it is today.

As ever, I have provided a link to my original comment, along with any replies (three at the time of writing) and the original article, below this piece.

Keep on marching. Most protests do work … eventually

Well said, Zoe. As ever, you have – literally – nailed the heart of the matter in to a cocked hat.

Friends! As Zoe has so wisely pointed out, whether Our Protest Marches actually have any success or not, is totally irrelevant. What matters is that we on the Progressive Left are marching in protest, against whatever it is we happen to be protesting about.

And naturally, the precise nature of what we happen to be protesting about is not particularly important either. “Thatcher” is, of course, a safe bet for those people who may be in the early stages of their marching career. “Racism”, “Fascism” and “sexism” are also quite promising, although of course cultural sensitivities must be observed carefully here, as we must never lapse in to Hate Crimes and/or Islamophobia.

Of course, “Extreme Brexit” is an ideal thing to march against, since all Progressive people – e.g. Our Hezza, Our Mandy, Our Anna, Our Tim and Our Tony – are opposed to it, in shining contrast to viciously Hard-Right, xenophobic elements, e.g. George Galloway and Dennis Skinner. Marches in favour of Our EU are always inspiring, and it is always good to see that so many of our new friends, Our Police, attend these in such large numbers – often, indeed, outnumbering the rest of us, which only goes to show, I guess, the strength of their feelings on this particular matter.

One thing does puzzle me, friends. With all the marches that we on the Progressive Left have participated in down the years, why is this totally unelected Tory Government still in power? I guess the answer can only be that we have not marched enough, nor protested enough, against it.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/10/protesting-cnd-iraq-opinion#comment-96390639

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10 thoughts on “Why We On The Progressive Left Should Keep On Marching Against – Literally – Everything, Friends! My Piece In Today’s Far-Right Guardian, In Which I Support Our Zoe – Literally – To The Hilt!

  1. Things have gone ominously quiet on the Merthyr Tyd-villain salient. Are they experiencing a counter revolution – ably assisted by the Pontypridd Progressive Party, or are they just marching about following Zoe’s advice?
    Progressive Marching should keep you busy Letfly; could we hope that these activities will prevent your admirable efforts to entertain us next tatday?
    Taty-bye.
    😈

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  2. Once again you have spoken for all of us real progressives. Friend ? singer we have been busy preparing for the fraternal visit of some of our progressive friends from elsewhere , I must mention the esteemed Tavish McScoum from Scotland – a man of minimal words and a pillar of the Scottish neo Bolsheviks.
    Then there is Lola Madrigal a stalwart progressive from North London and a veteran of many marches and workshops including Greenham Common and many Aldermastons. Never once has she wavered in her devotion to progressive causes and her shadowing of our Jeremy almost 24 hours a day has become legendary. Such devotion.
    We are hoping to do some serious marching and with our PMSVs ( the Trabant and the Wartburg) expect that our capabilities will be much enhanced. The PMSVs contain all the needs of a progressive marcher to whit back copies of the Guardian and videos of BBC Question Time redacted to remove all the vile hard right bits and people.
    March on comrades to victory and progressive glory.

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  3. Daffyd disturbed and delusional

    How can Lola Madrigal make a fraternal visit, or is her(?) moustache an indication of gender flexibility? Tavish McScoum sounds like a real winner; no entry in Wiki thus a man of minimal impact (and words). I’m reasonably sure you have made a hilarious typo, substituting ‘pillar’ for ‘pillock’ (of the Scottish neo Bolsheviks).

    😈

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    1. Friend? Singer.
      Neo Bolsheviks are above such bourgeois gender issues. Fraternal refers to party matters as it always has done.
      Friend Tavish has been acquainted with your insult. He said but one word and that spat out with typical McScoum venom. I cannot repeat it here on a respectable family blog.
      Personally I would fear Lola Madrigal far more. There are progressive women and there is Lola Madrigal.

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  4. News Headlines from Merthyr

    Neo Bolsheviks revise Old English Dictionary.
    Tavish lost for word.
    Tyd-villains admit gender ambiguity with London visitor – ” There are progressive women and there is Lola Madrigal.”

    😈 🐴(another error, need to go to SpecSavers)

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  5. Daffyd delusional and in denial

    I must admit to not at first recognising the name of your Tavish McScoum. It must be your progressive habit of missing out consonants. Of course it must be Tavish of the McScrotum clan, well known for talking bol*ux, but with extreme brevity.

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  6. Daffyd delusional and in denial

    I must admit to not at first recognising the name of your Tavish McScoum. It must be your progressive habit of missing out consonants. Of course it must be Tavish of the clan McScrotum, well known for talking bol*ux, but with extreme brevity.

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  7. Our Tavish McScoum is of the clan McScoum. Your suggestion is a preposterous hard right smear and will be noted by our collective.
    Lola Madrigal is not amused by your comment. The use of a phrase like’ gender ambiguity’ is typical of a progressive hard rightist.
    WE suggest you seek a position on the Guardian or the BBC.

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  8. Daffyd daft and duplicitous,
    your Tavish is almost certainly a McScrotum. You can determine his true credentials by a discrete observation of his sporran. If it’s ginger, hairy and subdivided then he’s definitely a McScrotum and that’s no sporran. The usual accompaniment is invariably so small as to escape notice.
    As to Lola Madrigal, being “not amused” may indicate blue bloodedness. (S)he may be an royalist spy.
    Thank you for your interest in my employment prospects, but as an offshoot of my being a gruff billy control officer (3rd Grade) I am already employed by both the Guardian and the BBC as a consultant on the acoustic properties of London’s green bridge.
    😈 🐐🐐🐐

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