[Marxism] George Galloway Redux

Jscotlive at aol.com Jscotlive at aol.com
Thu Jan 19 22:26:43 MST 2006

Sad to report that Galloway has made a monstrous mistake in appearing on a 
popular reality TV show here in the UK. Called Celebrity Big Brother, it places 
ten or so celebrities together in a house for three weeks, where their every 
movement, conversation, etc., is televised and out of which each is evicted at 
regular intervals. Three are nominated for eviction by their fellow housemates 
and the result is voted upon by viewers phoning in.

During their stay the housemates are given tasks to perform, which they must 
if they are to avoid instant eviction. These are exercises in humiliation and 
Galloway has up to now had to pretend to be a cat, stay under a box for a 
period of time and perform an impersonation of Elvis.

His appearance has provided ammunition to the establishment and his political 
enemies both inside and outside Parliament. Petitions have been drawn up by 
his constituents in Bethnal Green, unhappy that their MP has abandoned them for 
3 weeks. 

Even Galloway's closest comrades, whom he did not even consult before going 
on to the show, have found it hard to defend him. There is no doubt that he's 
put his party, RESPECT, back, as well as the movement in its entirety.

Galloway maintained that he would talk about the war and Palestine on the 
show, exploiting the fact he would be able to reach so many people. However, CH4, 
the network behind it, have bleeped or edited out every political statement 
Galloway has made thus far.

Each of the housemates is being paid handsomely to appear on the show and 
Galloway has pledged his fee to a Palestinian charity, Interpal. Surprise, 
surprise, the US government has asked its British counterpart to shut this charity 
down, accusing it of funding terrorism.

The other celebrities appearing with Galloway are a mixed bag of the C-list 
variety. US comrades may recognise among them Dennis Rodman and Tracy Bingham.


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