Saturday, May 9, 2015

The hyena can dance on the lion’s grave, but it can never be a lion

Staunch anti-Zionist, anti-Imperialist, famously outspoken and controversial British MP George Galloway did indeed lose his Bradford West seat last night, but doesn't seem cowed, nor are his legions of critics showing him any mercy.

More than 600 parliamentary seats were decided last night and the former Labour Party member's defeat to a Labour Party candidate isn't really big news in the UK, although like the Conservative Party's win of an outright parliamentary majority, which is big news, it surprised nearly everyone.

His post defeat speech is being widely mocked by mainstream media, but they can't help but quote extensively from it:

“I don’t begrudge the Labour members here their moment of celebration of course, But there will be others who are already celebrating: the venal, the vile, the racists and the Zionists will all be celebrating.”


“The hyena can dance on the lion’s grave, but it can never be a lion. And in any case, I'm not in my grave, as a matter of fact, I'm going off now to plan my next campaign.”

Anti Galloway gloating tweets are still being posted non stop as I write this:

Along with a few pro:

I wrote in my previous post about Galloway's combative style when being interviewed by the mainstream media. You can see that from some of the titles people put on Galloway interviews they post.

Many people are tweeting and some media are reporting that Galloway was "reported to the police" for tweeting out some exit poll results shortly before the polls closed last night. The UK has strict laws against anything being published in the media that might influence an election.

It wouldn't be the first time Galloway has run afoul of the law. He's reportedly misused donated money in the past and made questionable lucrative investments. Some of that is given as reason for him being kicked out of the Labour Party, but it's more his anti Zionism and anti Imperialism and outspoken support for the rights of the UK's Muslim citizens.

Gaert Wilders, Dutch Party For Freedom
Marine La Pen, National Front, France
Europe has more than its share of racists and Islamophobes, probably more than the US. Anti immigrant sentiment and neo fascist parties are growing all over Europe. In France the National Front is the third largest party and a player in national and local politics. In the UK the anti Immigrant UKIP Party got almost 13 percent of the vote last night and the major parties, well aware that many of their supporters are Islamophobic racists, downplay Islamophobia. Not George Galloway.

Galloway was written off when he was kicked out of the Labour Party and lost his seat in parliament the first time. It's unlikely we've heard the last of him.

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