Leon Trotsky wasn’t a ‘Marxist’, or a ‘Marxist-Leninist’ – he was a Menshevik who believed in collaboration with capitalism (and not its over-throw), from a vague leftist point of view. In many ways, he would have fitted-in with both Old Labour and New Labour. Trotskyites seek to destroy any and all ‘Communist’ countries inspired by Marxist-Leninism – and present themselves ‘dishonestly’ as ‘Socialists’. They are not ‘Socialists’, and in 1938, Trotsky called for the victory of International Fascism over the (capitalist) liberal democracies and the (Communist) Soviet Union. It is common knowledge that the British MI5 and MI6 deliberately encouraged the development of Trotskyite movements in the UK during the 1950’s and 1960’s as a means of the British Government (either Labour or Tory), combatting the popularity and influence of the Marxist-Leninism left amongst the British workers – because it saw the Soviet Union (and Communist China) as shining examples of Scientific Socialism ‘freeing’ the workers from the tyranny of International Capitalism. I wouldn’t be surprised if the modern-day Tories believe that encouraging Trotskyism is a means of undermining Jeremy Corbyn’s apparent Socialism. I am told that recently in Paignton (Devon), the Labour Party had a stall set-up next to a Socialist Party stall – with both entering into an argument over who really represented the people. My answer is a resounding ‘neither’ – as both follow the Trotskyite tendency of collaborating with capitalism.
Why did Theresa May where a bracelet depicting Mexican Communist Frida Kahlo? Frida Kahlo did join the Mexican Communist Party (MCP) in 1927 – but her cosying-up to the exiled Leon Trotsky in the mid to late 1930’s is baffling. The MCP was founded in 1917, and changed its name to the MCP in 1919 (after the success of the Bolshevik Revolution). This means that it should have stayed loyal to Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union – and ‘barred’ Trotsky and his followers from infiltrating, corrupting and destroying the application of ‘true’ Marxist-Leninism in the region. Trotsky was criticised for decades prior to his expulsion from the USSR (in 1929), by both Lenin and Stalin for his ideological deviations and pro-bourgeois views. On the other hand, Frida Kahlo was viewed as a feminist artist whose work inspired and liberated women all over the world. This situation is particularly troubling as Trotsky backed the fascists in the Spanish Civil War (whilst the Mexican government granted asylum to the eventually members of the defeated Socialist Spanish government). George Orwell, by way of illustraion, joined a Trotskyite militia in Spain as a means to assist Trotsly in his anti-worker quest. With the Second World War looming – Trotsky’s embracing of fascism is probably his greatest betrayal of the International Working Class around the world.
Finally, the Tories represent the political rightwing which has always been associated with murder, atrocity and mayhem. In 2016, the Tories (and LibDems) were found Guilty of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ by the United Nations (UN) for the deaths of around 10,000 people with disabilities in the UK since 2010 – inflicted through sudden benefit and healthcare cuts. Recently, Oxford University has confirmed that as of January 2015 – 30,000 British had died of these Tory and LibDem ‘Austerity’ measures. This makes the UK only the second nation in the Europe to be found guilty of such a heinous crime – behind that of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Despite this, the mainstream British media has barely covered this horrific story that in any other circumstance, or period of history, would have brought-down the government responsible. Not in this case, as the British electorate has re-elected the Tories twice more since this ground-breaking UN decision. If a Labour government had been found guilty of such a terrible crime, the British media would have been abuzz with allegations of brutality, stating that this is typical of all ‘Socialist’ governments and regimes. As matters stand, the Trotskyite Tories and LibDems have currently got away with genocide, with an apathetic British electorate continuously voting for their policies without any sense of shame or critical self-reflection. This is the legacy of Leon Trotsky.