If Jeremy Corbyn is Alice in Wonderland then Tony Blair would surely be the Queen of Hearts in the pantomime, insanely ordering executions whenever it takes her fancy or when anyone has the temerity to disagree with her.
Blair claims that Corbyn’s supporters are operating in a “parallel reality” rejecting evidence and reason, but the stench of hypocrisy is rife. This is the same person that fails to recognise that his lies to the British people, and his illegal war in Iraq have contributed to the turmoil which has spread across the Middle East and beyond.
Blair has admitted that he does not “fully understand” the support that Corbyn is receiving and arrogantly insists that if his views are dismissed then people are making a tragic mistake. Evidently Blair cannot simply comprehend that his New Labour project, based on the new liberalist ideology of privatisation, imperialism and sycophancy, dripping with the blood of many thousands of innocents across the world, has been rejected by great swathes of the British people.
Cameron may have been elected but only by a minority of the population. Britain is sick of austerity, sick of war, sick of the EU; that is why many are flocking to Corbyn, looking for something new. Jeremy Corbyn may not have all the answers but he does have the willingness to debate, explore ideas and provide an alternative to the narrow reactionary agenda of Cameron and his neoliberalist adherents.
The King in Alice of Wonderland, pardoned many of the victims of the Queen. Let’s hope the war criminal Blair does not get off so lightly.