Real Taste of Corbyn Socialism, Owen Smith I... by roger-lewis
Corbynism as a category is a novel concept and going on to accuse this fledgeling category of political allegiance of Hubris seems to me to be both jumping the gun and confusing the wider modern tendency to Hubris in modern manners with the Man Corbyn and his politics grounded in a democracy of the people, himself. He, who seems to me to be the anti-thesis of Hubris. Some of Mr Corbyns supporters may be over enthusiastic and some of the misdeeds attributed to Mr Corbyns supporters could be categorised as Hubristic yet as you point out the Portland Spinning machine and the lack of self-reflection demonstrated by Benn, Eagle and Smith is worthy of any west end farce and elevated to a narcissistic hubris which is difficult to imagine the ordinary Mr Corbyn ever achieving.
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
An’ foolish notion:
What airs in dress an’ gait wad lea’e us,
An’ ev’n devotion!’’
|Robert Burns Country: To A Louse: On Seeing One On A Lady's Bonnet, At Church
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Coleridge in his poem Work Without Hope gives us a clue to the political significance of both Mr Corbyns leadership of the Labour Party and of the Brexit leave result the Key word is Hope.
‘’Work without Hope draws nectar in a sieve,
And Hope without an object cannot live.’’
|Work without Hope
All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair- The bees are stirring-birds are on the wing- And Winter slumbering in…