Thursday, 22 June 2006

Like special father, like special sons

On 17 March 2011, Peter Oborne opined thus in The Telegraph:

"It is estimated that more than half of all Labour activists are schoolteachers or university academics… As a result, Labour has sided with the teaching unions and against the public...

At a public meeting in Islington earlier this week, Miss (Karen) Buck (MP)… claimed that the Government was using reforms to the benefit system to enforce a system of ethnic cleansing… ‘They don’t want ethnic minority women, and they don’t want Muslim women living in central London’.

She also suggested that Coalition ministers were toying with eugenics and looking to prevent ‘middle- and lower-income women having children’.Since Miss Buck remains on the Labour front bench, one can only assume that these vile remarks were authorised… In the absence of powerful and original ideas of his own, (Ed Miliband) is licensing his party to resort to smear and innuendo."
During the course of the article, despite the above criticism, Oborne also said this:

“Likeable and talented, he (Ed Miliband) is fast growing into his job."
Oborne’s opinion of the Labour leader drew this comment from Frank Fisher:

"Miliband, talented? In what way?... I don't see anything special about him or his brother."
I responded thus:

"The Milibands are the sons son of a Jewish immigrant who taught Marxist Communist philosophy to the Blairs, the Browns, the Straws, the Harmans and the Mandelsons for more than thirty years, Frank. That's where the 'special' and 'talented' bit come in.

As soon as he got here in 1940, Ralph (Adolphe) Miliband made his views absolutely clear about those who gave him and his father sanctuary, saying: 'The Englishman is a rabid nationalist... they are perhaps the most nationalist people in the world... When you hear the English talk of this war YOU SOMETIMES ALMOST WANT THEM TO LOSE IT to show them how things are'.

On 28 February 2004, The Guardian reported thus:

'Driving around the capital with other labourers... Ralph acquired a sense of England and its underlying structures: 'We found out about middle-class meanness and snobbery'...

One boiling afternoon during his first summer in London, he went to Highgate cemetery, found Karl Marx's grave and, standing with his fist clenched, swore 'My own private oath that I would be faithful to the workers' cause'. Not that he intended to remain a worker himself: he found clearing bombsites 'an arduous business' and felt a distance from his fellow labourers... He wanted to be an intellectual'."
You see, Frank, the Milibands' dad was so 'special' and 'talented' that he wasn't up to doing any labouring himself.

Oh no, our Adolphe was going to do all the thinking for us instead! Like 'special' father, like 'special' sons, I guess.

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