To describe someone with Left Wing views as unpatriotic is a return to the Cold War rhetoric of blacklists and Mcarthyism.
It has been pointed out that it is not Old School Marxists who have destroyed the ‘Britain’ that Daily Mail readers so desperately crave for, on the contrary it is Thatcher and Cameron who ‘hate this country’ and have dismantled the greatest achievements of the post war period, namely the NHS and the Welfare State. Ralph Milliband fought for equality and a decent life for ALL UK citizens – that makes him far more of a patriot than the Tories who only fight for the interests of a tiny wealthy elite.
Is it patriotic to export jobs to the third world leaving your own countrymen jobless? Is it patriotic to get super-rich on the unsustainable debt of ordinary hard working British people? Is it patriotic to avoid tax by hiding your money abroad? Is it patriotic for a tiny elite of rich people to gamble everything on casino economics and then get millions of hard working poor people to pay the gambling losses? Is it patriotic to systematically destroy the manufacturing base of your own country (as Thatcher did in the 80’s)? Is it patriotic to describe 17 million of your own population as ‘the enemy within’ and then set about destroying the institutions that represent those people?
Looking at it the other way, is it treachery to want ALL citizens to benefit from the best medicine available? Is it treachery to want ALL children, not just the children of the rich, to get a first class education? Is it treachery to want a system of government where elected representatives ‘represent’ the interests and views of their constituents rather than the interests and views of their party leader? Is it treachery to want ALL citizens to be paid a living wage?
In fact the economic interests of Cameron and the Etonites are inextricably linked to those of the International Plutocracy of the IMF, World Bank, dictators, bankers and organised crime. To the tiny few across the globe as wealthy as Cameron the ‘nation state’ is a brake on their ability to exploit poor people across borders, and the corporate businesses that keep Cameron and his ilk in the manner to which they have become accustomed, operate like a global organised crime outfit bribing, threatening and exploiting all regardless of race, colour or creed and raping the mineral assets of third world countries leaving global warming and devastating pollution in their wake.
It’s called Globalisation and it’s greatest advocates are the Neoliberal economists so admired by the Daily Mail’s Very own Boudica of the small-town Burgers, Maggie Thatcher! In the name of some sort of Middle-England, Granthamesque, small-town Conservatism, Thatcher set about destroying the world she had come from by championing the cause of global capitalism. It is Thatcher, Tony Blair and Cameron who have destroyed the Britain that the readers of the Daily Mail so desperately crave for not Marxists who have never been in power in the UK for even a minute.
To equate a desire to see all citizens benefit from equality and social justice with being traitorous is Kafkaesque, Orwellian and down right bizarre!