Galloway and fellow Red-Brown scum welcome Trump victory

November 14, 2016 at 3:54 pm (apologists and collaborators, Beyond parody, class collaboration, conspiracy theories, fascism, Galloway, grovelling, misogyny, populism, posted by JD, Racism, reactionay "anti-imperialism", stalinism, Trump, wankers)

Above: Galloway and fellow Red-Brown dictator-lover Neil Clark on Putin’s TV channel

It had to happen: Red-Brown scum break cover to welcome the Trump victory; I presume that what these neanderthals mean by “an excessive focus on identity issues” is any concern about racism or misogyny.

Letter to the Morning Star (published Nov 12-13):

THE US Democratic Party has been defeated in the person of the most economically neoliberal and internationally neoconservative nominee imaginable. From the victory of Donald Trump, to the Durham teaching assistants’ dispute, the lessons need to be learned.

The workers are not the easily ignored and routinely betrayed base, with the liberal bourgeoisie as the swing voters to whom tribute must be paid.

The reality is the other way round. The EU referendum ought already to have placed that beyond doubt.

There is a need to move, as a matter of the utmost urgency, away from an excessive focus on identity issues, and towards the recognition that those existed only within the overarching and undergirding context of the struggle against economic inequality and in favour of international peace, including co-operation with Russia, not a new Cold War.

It is worth noting that working-class white areas that voted for Barak Obama did not vote for Hilary Clinton, that African-American turnout went down while the Republican share of that vote did not, and that Trump to 30 per cent of the Hispanic vote. Blacl Lives Matter meant remembering Libya, while Latino Lives Matter meant remembering Honduras.

The defeat of the Clintons by a purported opponent of neoliberal economic policy and of neoconservative foreign policy, although time will tell, has secured the position of Jeremy Corbyn, who is undoubtedly such an opponent.

It is also a challenge to Theresa May to make good her rhetoric about One Nation, about a country that works for everyone, and about being a voice for working people.
DAVID LINDSAY Lanchester council candidate, 2017
GEORGE GALLOWAY former MP for Glasgow Hillhead, Glasgow Kelvin, Bethnal Green & Bow and Bradford west


  1. Galloway Goes National Populist: Trump, “. I don’t care what they do in their own country, just as long as they don’t plunge us into more wars.” | Tendance Coatesy said,

    […] There is worse, as Shiraz notes, Galloway and his remaining mates have this letter in the Morning Star (Galloway and fellow Red-Brown scum welcome Trump victory) […]

  2. David Stringer said,

    I don’t see what’s wrong with that letter? It’s not Trump’s victory they’re focused on, but the defeat of centrist politics.

    • Jim Denham said,

      You don’t see what’s wrong? They welcome the victory of a racist, misogynist proto-fascist!

      • David Stringer said,

        The focus is clearly on the defeat of neoliberalism, “by a purported opponent of neoliberal economic policy and of neoconservative foreign policy” – heavily implying that Trump isn’t what he claims to be.

        Can you identify which part of the letter ‘welcomes’ Trump’s victory?

      • Jim Denham said,

        David: are you being deliberately obtuse? Anyone with any grasp of how to read and interpret meaning will have no difficulty in understanding the message contained in this letter (ie: welcoming the Trump victory). Classic Third Period Stalinism.

        And of course, this is entirely consistent with the avowed politics of simpering ‘strongman’-admirers like Galloway and Clark.

      • David Stringer said,

        What do you think of the first half of Bernie Sanders’ response?

        “Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media. People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids – all while the very rich become much richer.”

        Galloway and pals are essentially saying the same thing. If you want to draw on Galloway’s wider support for tyrants, fine that’s a very good reason to criticise him. But if that’s your intent, then there’s no point in using this letter as evidence. You might as well quote from Galloway’s grocery shopping list.

  3. Scott Reeve said,

    This is classic third periodism. KDP and the Nazis both voted for a vote of no confidence in The SDP Government. Result the Goverrnment fell Hitler came to power: The rest his history. All we need now is the slogan “After Tump our Turn”.

    • Roger McCarthy (@RF_McCarthy) said,

      More National Bolshevism than third period Stalinism.

      Also a decade before Hitler’s accession Lenin, Trotsky and Zinoviev’s Comintern were pushing the Schlageter Line.

      Tragedy then farce, tragedy then farce…

  4. Jim Denham said,

    Sarah AB (at Harry’s Place) November 15th 2016:

    Here’s some information about two interesting talks, one taking place this evening, one tomorrow.


    TUESDAY 15TH 7-9 PM: LARC, London Activist Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, E1 1ES.

    In the United States, the campaign of Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump has been a huge catalyst for the radical right. Patriot movement paramilitaries publicly brandish weapons to force the privatization of public lands and intimidate Muslims and refugees. Rightists are attacking Black Lives Matter protests with firearms, and violence has skyrocketed at counter-protests against fascists. White Nationalism is having its biggest growth in decades, and now includes new faces: intellectuals, hipsters, prison gangs, and Third Positionists. Spencer Sunshine will talk about the landscape of the U.S. radical right, what is driving it, and how the presidential election might affect it.

    Left/Right Crossover Movements

    WEDNESDAY 16TH 1-2.30 Dreyfus Room (Room 202) at 28 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS. Hosted by Birkbeck Psychosocial and Pears Institute

    In the last decade, many new forms of left/right crossover movements have developed in the English-speaking world. This includes the spread of new forms of Third Positionism, Julius Evola’s influence, popular mobilizations against finance capital, conspiracy theories, doctrines of racial separatism on the Left and Right, the spread of anti-semitism, and the popularity of Sovereign Citizen pseudo-legal theories. In music, there has been a spread of Rock Against Communism, fascist neofolk, and black metal (NSBM) bands. Spencer Sunshine will talk about these new forms of “unorthodox” fascism and their similarities and differences with European movements, based on his forthcoming book for Routledge’s Fascism and the Far Right series. The talk is unfortunately particularly timely in light of the huge boost to the “alt-right” given by the successful Trump presidential campaign.

    Spencer Sunshine is an anti-fascist researcher and activist based in the US. He has a PhD in Sociology and is an associate fellow at Political Research Associates, a Boston-based progressive think tank that monitors right-wing organizing. Sunshine has appeared on Al Jazeera, as well as on KPFA and KALW (Bay Area), KBOO (Portland, Oregon), and WRIF (Detroit) radio. His writing has also been translated into German, Russian, Polish, Serbian, and Turkish.

  5. jschulman said,

    Sanders also said this:

    “To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him. To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him.”

    I suppose the second sentence by Sanders would be attacked by Galloway et al as “an excessive focus on identity issues.”

    • David Stringer said,

      Is this meant to be a response to my comment above? If so I don’t see what point you’re trying to make.

      I don’t like Galloway, and his kowtowing to tyrants makes it believable that he’d celebrate Trump (which is why I followed the link to a site I’m only a semi-regular reader of). But the evidence provided doesn’t support the claim made in the headline. It’s tabloidism.

    • februarycallendar said,

      David Lindsay, who I suspect is the main if not sole writer of this letter, is noted for his anti-1960s stance – he perceives (through a very specific over-concentration on Oliver Smedley, offshore radio etc.) the decade as purely and simply a trial run for Thatcherism.

      So yes, I fear so. Lindsay self-defines as “conservationist, not environmentalist”. (Background info from direct personal experience.)

  6. David said,

    How does Mr. Galloway explain the fact that “the most economically neoliberal and internationally neoconservative nominee imaginable” leads Trump by more than 1,000,000 votes? See, e.g.,

    Bracketing the (not unimportant) question why Trump got as many votes as he did, he won the presidency because the U.S. has an electoral system designed to magnify the political power of white southern men.

    If I’m not mistaken, had Remain gotten Clinton’s share of the vote and Leave gotten Trump’s, Brexit would have lost.

    • Glasgow Working Class said,

      The two votes have no relation to each other although you could make up your mind and say it was. The realiity is that the British voted to get out of the corrupt gravy train EU and that is a good thing and what the Yanks voted for is their business.

  7. socialistfight said,

    Reblogged this on Socialist Fight and commented:
    And National Bolshevik Alexander Dugin calls for a Moscow, Berlin Paris Alliance. And now Washington. Is this what that oxomoronic concept, neo-fascist internationalism, looks like?

  8. David Lindsay said,

    You have misspelt one of our names, and you have included spelling mistakes that were not in the original, nor were they published in the Morning Star. Anyway, we are at it again. Watch out for this one, which the several Labour Party members in our basket of deplorables obviously could not sign:

  9. wahidazal66 said,

    In 2015 on one of Press TV’s COMMENT programs Galloway said he would move to Antarctica if Trump won. Now he has done total about-face and is singing Trump’s praises. Obviously money talks and sh*& walks.

  10. Jez said,

    Can you confirm that this letter really was published in the morning star?

    Do you know where i could find a pdf?

    • David Lindsay said,

      It certainly was. As to a PDF, I suppose that you could always ask the Morning Star.

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