Hello again, friends.
And once again, may I thank Friend Swiss Bob and Friend Going Postal for hosting this Blog, which is – yet again, friends! – a victim of Far-Right Tory Austerity, which has led to a severe shortage of Leftist verbiage, which Brexit would obviously make even worse.
Crazy racist neoliberalism
Anyway, on to the main thrust of today’s Blog, which is about the many benefits of mass immigration, which are so clearly apparent there is no need to spell them out! To take one example: how on earth, friends, did Our NHS cope before mass immigration? To ask the question is surely to answer it, friends!
Friends, let me first of all make one thing abundantly clear here. We on the Progressive Left do not think it is necessarily racist to talk about immigration.
Not racist, friends!
It is not racist, for instance, to talk about the enormous benefits that mass immigration has brought to this country.
Nor is it racist, friends, to complain about the amount of immigration – all of us on the Progressive Left agree that it’s not nearly enough. (See below for a fuller explanation.)
Nor, come to that, is it racist to point out that anyone who disagrees with those of us on the Progressive Left about the self-evident benefits of immigration, is de facto, a racist.
And, friends, because, as I have conclusively demonstrated here, immigration is an unalloyed benefit with no downside whatsoever, obviously the more immigration, the better for us all.
Friends, I completely understand the anxieties that many people have about the level of immigration in to this country. Put at its simplest – and I am nothing if not a simple man – it is of course far too low.
What we really need, friends, is a strategy to get the current level of immigration up from the current paltry few hundreds of thousands per year – a totally inadequate number which is all that we can expect from the Far-Right racist Camoron! – to something more reasonable: say, as a first step, 2 million per year. That way, friends, we will have enough doctors, nurses and other staff to keep Our NHS – which has been destroyed by this totally unelected Tory Government, and is the envy of the world and indeed elsewhere – running as efficiently as it is at present, despite all the pressures on it, all caused by people living far too long, despite all the attempts of Our NHS to solve this problem in a caring and compassionate way, of which Mid-Staffs was a brave, imaginative and pioneering example despite the predictable attempts of the Far-Right Murdoch-controlled Monopoly Media, e.g. the so-called Internet, to portray it in a less than flattering light.
Strong Message Here
Friends, we must cast away our racism and xenophobia, and embrace this new, vibrant, exciting and diverse Europe that Frau Merkel and other visionary leaders are bringing to us!
Although, it must reluctantly be conceded, a few of our new arrivals – or Friends, as I prefer to call them, friends – may fail to integrate, and may indeed try to kill us, that would surely be a very small price to pay indeed for us to show the World, and indeed elsewhere, that we on the Progressive Left are truly tolerant and caring people, who are quite happy to lay down our – or, at any rate, other people’s – lives for a cause that is bigger than, shall we say, most of us.
To this end, I propose that all criticism of immigration should in future be classified as Hate Speech, and carry exceptionally steep penalties, as part of an overall crusade to smash all forms of intolerance.
Only in this way, friends, can we build a truly diverse and tolerant society, in which all views are respected, with just those few exceptions mentioned in this post, which are quite frankly totally unacceptable and beyond the pale.
Let us sing together, friends!
Let us finish, friends, as we always do, on our traditional musical note! I’m pleased to say that as a special tribute to Going Postal and its dedication to the cause of Progressive Socialism, Jeremy and his colleagues have kindly agreed to play for us today, as follows:
Jeremy: Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals
John: Little Read Book! No – only joking, John! Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Seumas: Bass Guitar, Feedback
Far-Right Red Tory Traitor (to be decided): Whips, Scorpions, Ducking Stools
Diane: Whoops, Rolling Eyeballs, KFC Buckets
Ready, friends? [No! – J.C. Oh Jeremy, you are such a wag! – L.] OK then, all together now, friends:
So raise the scarlet standard high, whilst supporting Our Jeremy all the time,
Beneath its shade we’ll live and die, and win a 2020 Election landslide,
Though the Banksters and the 1% flinch, and Red Tory traitors predictably sneer,
We’ll totally smash the evil Tory scum, and keep the Red Flag flying here!