Friday 13 October 2023

The Train to Barbarism


I went to a meeting 50 years ago where Tony Cliff (Ygael Gluckstein) was speaking. Born to a Jewish family in Palestine, he was made stateless because of his opposition to Zionism. He said this, “we are all on a train. The rich are in the dining car, the middle class in the carriages, the working class standing in the corridors, and the train is speeding towards barbarism.” He was right, but he forgot to mention the driver and the guards. They are the politicians and the corporate media. We have to stop this train and reverse direction. This will involve pushing past the guards, taking control of the drivers cab and de-coupling the first class carriage.