Don’t vote George Galloway (part 17 of an ongoing series)
You may, like me, even hear the raged voice of Galloway as he said these names during the debate with the late Christopher Hitchens, in New York, 2005, when they debated the merits of the war on terror – George Dubble you Boosh and Tawny Baalayre.
Those devilish men made George Galloway. When asked about his incomings once, higher than a kite on a windy day, and his foreign travel, much unlike many of his comrades and enemies in the houses of parliament, Galloway justified them on the grounds that he was having to save the world from imperialism.
Not really, of course. Imperialism comes in many forms. Galloway’s anti-imperialism is against the devil you know – he assumes you don’t know the others. His love of authoritarian politics is something quite profound, often wrapped up in the sort of language we on the left just love.
Do you remember when he interviewed Ahmadinejad? His excellency Galloway would refer to him as. All eyes were on Galloway to mention Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtani, the woman in Iran who was due to be put to death by stoning for supposedly committing adultery.
After so much “softballing” I started to warm to Galloway, perhaps now he’ll mention her. It’s all been nice up until the big finale when Galloway lays into the Iranian president for appealing to backward laws, homophobia and holocaust denial. Nah:
Final question Mr President, every so often an issue comes along, which is seized upon by the enemies of Iran, and magnified, and it becomes a heavy problem. One such is the punishment, scheduled originally against a woman convicted of adultery. The so called stoning case. I see that president Lula from Brazil has asked Iran if he can take this woman into exile there, to solve this problem. Can Iran agree to this? [my emphasis]
Could they? No. Ahmadinejad said in the interview he would “prefer to export technology, not such people to Brazil.” Interview over. The Galloway that destroys US senators in courts of law was reduced to spineless fool.
Galloway made no mention of the fact that even within Islamic law itself, adultery cannot be proven satisfactorily before the perpetrator has confessed under free conditions on three separate occasions, or if four males, whom the court are happy to trust, actually witness the act of penetration – rendering the charge of adultery almost impossible unless these things have been satisfied.
Galloway made no mention of Mohammed Mostafaei, the lawyer of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtani, who is on the run from Iranian authorities after receiving a course of intimidation from them, who also pray on his wife and his brother in law who have been arrested.
Galloway did not mention the human rights abuses, particularly of women; in fact Galloway missed an opportunity so golden, I fail to see why we should listen to a single further word he has to say.
Mr Galloway knows how to make a clear, tangible argument, and is normally not afraid of doing so. But if he thinks he has satisfied his critics by asking Ahmadinejad a few soft questions, and not challenging him or his legitimacy as both President and bringer of justice, then he is wrong.
Mr Galloway is a coward and no element of the left wing in this or any other country should have anything else to do with him. He represents a perversion of politics based upon befriending those who his enemies distrust, and no sensible political theory or action can rest upon this.
And yet people are about to vote for him tomorrow on a left wing ticket.
He preferred to take his fight against imperialism to the big brother house than parliament when MP for Bethnal Green, and was summarily thrown out there. The Glaswegians didn’t want him as their MSP so he is going to try and take Bradford West.
The Conservative candidate is said to be “delighted” because he is splitting the Labour vote – can’t they see what’s going on here. He doesn’t care about you, or me or Bradford, or Glasgow or Bethnal Green, or Joe Public, or man-in-the-street. He uses these people to champion himself. He is the political Apotamkin, devilish creatures who feed off the blood of others and live forever trying to win elections in areas where they can stoke up tension.
Don’t vote for him Bradford West – he’s a slimey creature who will use you to channel his own perverted views. He is without backbone, without care for social progress. He is Kilroy with a Keffiyeh. He is making fun of the UK and its parliament. Don’t let him be dignified.