I find it very disturbing that elementary principles of socialism (and, indeed, of modern civilised thought), now seem up for grabs on the so-called “left”; eg:
1/ SWP’ers and others actually defending the Archbishop of Canterbury’s recent statement on sharia law;
2/ Newman (over at “Socialist Unity”) defending the teaching of creationism to innocent children!.;
3/ An SWP-associated blog not supporting (ie scabbing upon) the international day of action with Iranian trade unionists…and HOPI (of which one might have expected slightly better), doing the same (“why we cannot politically support”…blah, blah, blah…etc)…
Have fundamental principles of human enlightenment and working class solidarity been forgotten..or lost…or never been understood in the first place?
Perhaps it’s time for some very, very basic courses in elementary Marxism.