Hannan: Young Brits vote for free stuff

Sound familiar?


How the blithering flip did it happen?

I know we have seen some surprising election results over the past year, but this one is off the scale.

Two in five British people have voted for an unrepentant Communist, a man who has consistently sided with the West’s enemies, a man who regrets the outcome of the Cold War.

I realize that these are big claims and, in a political climate where hyperbole is normal, you might think I’m exaggerating. I am not. But Jeremy Corbyn is not simply a left-wing populist in the mould of say, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders is, as P.J. O’Rourke might put it, wrong within the normal parameters of wrong. Corbyn’s politics do not resemble those of the old Vermont senator, so much as one of those early 20th-century American Communists: John Reed, say, or Eugene Dennis.

The bedrock of Corbyn’s ideology is that the West is always and everywhere wrong. This belief has led him into some strange alliances. He supported the IRA when it was seeking to bomb Northern Ireland into submission. He backed Hamas and Hezbollah. He was a cheerleader for Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. He wouldn’t even condemn the fascist Argentine junta that invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982, because hey, they couldn’t be all bad if they were against us.


12 Comments on Hannan: Young Brits vote for free stuff

  1. The goal of the progressives is nearly complete. You can’t have acceptance of socialism if students understand economics and history. Infiltration of academia began over 100 years ago, and never let up.

  2. Tony R, The Roman Catholic Church in the USA was also infiltrated about the same time (around the turn of the last century). Even today there are TOO MANY Marxist priests trying their best to destroy what the Church has been teaching for 2000 years. Rush once said it’s hard to compete with Santa, and he’s right. I feel sorry for UK, and pray extra hard for our country.

  3. One can only imagine Great Britain’s karma in the near future. Hopefully there won’t be too many martyrs.

  4. Maybe Britain needs a blitz every once in a while to remind the short-sited that reality doesn’t give 2 fcks for your agenda.
    I wonder if they’d prefer bombs?
    Oh, wait…

  5. The few decent people left in England are helpless to do anything because guns were outlawed decades ago in exchange for security. How ironic!

  6. I get such a kick out of the lack of thinking of the ‘give it to me free’ youth.

    So, do the math, idiots, oh that’s right, they are not taught math.

    Real math: peiple provide a certain amount of their freedom and money EARNED, to provide for common used items, determined by them. RENEWABLE in perpetuity.

    Left math: people who earn money give it all to the society, then it is distributed back as needed, DETERMINED by a few ELITES in control. NON RENEWABLE as those that contribute are weighed down, broken or die.

  7. “If you think it’s expensive now, wait until it’s free.”

    (Wm. Pitt, the Younger (I think))

    izlamo delenda est …

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