I see where Clare Curran has decided to keep the Red Alert blog going. Which proves the Labour party have less idea about strategy than National. I give Labour credit for courage, in mixing it with the citizenry in a way National are far too cowardly to do. However their courage is foolhardy, for all Red Alert really achieves is to awaken more and more people to what horrible people the left really are.
There are two strategies at the core of every left wing political movement on the planet. They are propaganda, and control of information. These methods just do not fit in with the internet, where propaganda is easily challenged, and information cannot be controlled.
Posts at Red Alert are almost always in the usual soviet big brother style, and they are easily ridiculed. The frantic attempts of the site “moderators” to stifle criticism while they simultaneously claim to be for open discussion only lead to more ridicule.
The soviet style of the Labour Party is fully exposed in their news on Curran’s new job.-
I’ve been given a new portfolio called Open Government, perhaps a first for any major political party as a formal portfolio.
If Labour is ever elected again, Clare “control the language” Curran, chief censor on Red Alert, and mercilessly intolerant of anything that really challenges leftist dogma, will have “Open Government’ as her primary responsibility? Good grief. Only the left could be so blindly arrogant as to suggest she is suited to such a post.
Labour have made a mistake in persevering with Red Alert. The left are far better restricting themselves to their usual propaganda outlets like newspapers, and radio and television broadcasters, where they have complete control over the message.
I suspect the blog will just become a straight propaganda site, such as the National Party run, where there are press releases, and a comments section restricted to the fawning adulation of a few party sycophants.
There’s far too much truth on the internet for the left to ever successfully compete. Comrade Curran and her party apparatchiks running the site know that now.
Leftists and their ideology are so last century, and with their deeply ingrained Stalinist mentality, they were never going to make it in the openness of the modern day internet. I think I told them that in my first post to the site. It got me a lifetime ban of course.