TOUGHEN UP.

Third Purge in my lifetime,
This one the biggest yet,
Fed by social media,
As bad as it can get?
Looks worse than the last one,
Driven on by revenge,
Ed defeated David,
That’s when the seeds were sown,
Progress got bloody nose,
Took challenge of the left
For granted. Arrogance.
No fucking chicken coup,
Nor David Cameron,
Could match rampant desire
For change for the many.
Shadowy Mandelson
With full time spad plotters
Worked day in and day out
To destroy the flower
Of Socialism
Before ere it could bloom.
Comrades toiled endlessly,
Despite hidden platoons
Of trolls, scabs and grasses,
Agent provocateurs,
Student politicians,
Wreckers, every one,
Sniveling party hacks
Determined that only
Their crew can occupy
The role prime minister.
Such arch conspiracy,
With all the media,
Bourgeois establishment,
Bellends in Parliament,
They plowed on with vigour,
Lies and accusations,
Grew bigger and bigger.
Lost second election,
According to their plan,
Led to a new leader,
A diligent law man,
A true knight of the realm.
He promised unity,
Stood proud on ten pledges,
Then, forensically,
Filletted every pledge.
Those hid in the shadows
Primed him with new weapons.
Anti semitism
Used to smear the decent.
Audacious, and corrupt,
Manipulate the rules,
Treat party volunteers
Like children and like fools,
Fake investigations,
Lead to faux suspensions,
No membership debates,
Discussed through CLPs,
People chat down the pub,
Share thoughts on Instagram,
Facebook, Twitter, TikTok,
Zoom, Youtube, and email.
This is now deemed fair game
By creepy party hacks,
Those bent apparatchiks,
Using techno weapons,
Dodgy Algorithms,
To sift through daily lives
For the slightest hint that
You might support the whip
Being given back to,
An honourable man.
Today it rained non stop,
Expect it will again
Tomorrow and all week.
In new year, after rain,
Peace and Justice flowers,
One door closed, another
Well and truly opened.
Toughen up, Toughen up.
That’s what Tony told us,
Bloody well toughen up…..

Harry Rogers, in the Yellow Room, 20th December 2020

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