Just been insulted by Charlie Pottins. He told me on facebook that he intended to unfriend me. Poor Charlie was apparently unaware that I unfriended him some time ago. I do not put up with pathetic witch hunting, grovelling before those who shit stir at the behest of the likes of The Spectator magazine of the Conservative Party, homophobes, Islamophobes, apologists for those who cover-up child sex abuse on an industrial scale in the Catholic Church.
You are a big fan of Andy Newman’s Capitalist Disunity NarkSquad? Then you had better get used to being unfriended on facebook. I doubt I am the only one who has had my fill of these bastards.
Anyway, I decided to check out the internet to see if Charlie had ever been a worthwhile socialist. By all accounts, once upon a time he was precisely that. However, like so many others inside the fragments of the left, Charlie Pottins at some point abandoned all hope in the struggle to unite the workers’ movement, descending into the sectarian swamp, gorging himself useless on the toxic tittle tattle that polutes the socialist movement. Am I sorry that I had to unfriend Charlie? Of course not. What on Earth could Charlie Pottins teach me these days?
If I want to know how to create a small Marxist Party then one way to do that would be to follow Charlie Pottin’s advice. Before you can do that, you need to start with the right ingredients. For Charlie Pottins, if you want to create a small Marxist party, you must first start with a large Marxist party….
If you want a good laugh, check out the wikipedia entry for the Movement of Socialism which lists Charlie Pottins as an important member: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movement_for_Socialism_%28Britain%29.
I did try to keep up with the number of splits that Charlie and his co-thinkers have participated in. I swear that I did. But it was like trying to unite gravity with the rest of the fundamental forces in eleven dimensions of Ed Witten’s version of string theory. I gave up.
Goodbye, Charlie Pottins. And good riddance.