Richard Seymour wants to join the chorus of discordant voices in the Tory Party’s Spectator magazine, coming to the assistance of an Islamophobic apologist for Tony Blair’s war crimes. Who is surprised by that? Not me.
Richard Seymour’s faction has, yet again, asked John Chamberlain to help him smash the Socialist Workers Party to pieces. That would be the same John Chamberlain whose party has defended convicted pedophiles like Jonathon King.
Richard Seymour is trying to smear SWP comrades for having sex with people above the age of consent in Britain by using the website of an organisation that defends the right of sixty year old men having sex with twelve year old boys and girls! Anyone else in the mood to ask Pat Stack what the fuck he thinks he is playing at having Richard Seymour as a leading member of his faction?
Let’s call a spade a spade, comrades. Richard Seymour is nothing more than the leader of a gang of agent provocateurs who have set themselves the task of destroying the SWP. I can’t say what percentage of Seymour’s gang are being paid to do this, or who are doing it because they have been compromised and betraying comrades is their only hope of avoiding substantial jail time. However, whether the latter groups are small or non-existent hardly matters from the perspective of the needs of the Socialist Workers Party. Cock-up or conspiracy, Richard Seymour’s friends are set on a course of destroying their party.
The sooner the party removes these mortal enemies of socialism from their midst, the sooner the healing process can begin. But take care not to wrecklessly cut out healthy tissue. Appeal to all the many decent comrades within Pat Stack’s faction to choose between Richard Seymour’s friends of convicted pedophiles, Tories, Islamophobes and apologists for Blairite war criminals on the one hand, and, on the other, the politics of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Luxemburg, Gramsci, Harman and Cliff. It is not too late for Pat Stack and most of his faction to come to their senses. Time is rapidly running out, but we’re not quite there yet.