The BBC in the period 1977-80 produced a satirical comedy show “Citizen Smith” in which Robert Lyndsey played the role of a comical leftist revolutionary, the “Tooting Popular Front” being a satirical piss take of actual micro-Marxist political groups with few members and less influence such grouplets were very much on the fringe of society, their calls for overthrowing the government impotent, but they did attempt to build politically via front groups opposing Tory austerity, poverty and racism, ie. Britons opposed to immigration, etc. Such groups,regardless of leftist factionalism were also supportive of Irish republican terrorism fantasising of how their own little faction could wage a terrorist struggle against a society which rejected their philosophy.
But truth is often stranger than fiction, the leftist ideas and their political advocates were dismissed as beyond the pales, but then the ideas were repackaged, the imagery softened and gradually via the quiet infiltration of the Labour Party red cadres found themselves gaining a degree of power denied them in their Wolfie Smith attire, cultural Marxism donned the suits, put away the placards and gained entry into mainstream politics.
Similarly here in Ulster the Provos worked out that the ballot box and armalite strategy simply couldn’t deliver politically, so the latter was abandoned as republicans not only took power in councils and government but infiltrated the institutions of justice, Barra McCrory has proven more effective in his role as head of the Director of Public Prosecutions than simply a solicitor for Gerry Adams, with those who would have formally found a role as bombers and gunmen now using CS gas on children in loyalist flute bands in their PSNI uniforms. Effectively they effortlessly switch strategies with economic and political dividends virtually guarnteed.
The humanitarian philosophy of the left is a fallacy, few of its cadres actually believe the equalitarian nonsense, but see refugees, immigrants and sexual deviants as voting fodder who can be exploited, certainly Sinn Fein in both NI and RoI realise that most probably they have reached their optimum number of votes, so it is in their interest to attract support from the invasive masses.
Those supporting either the cultural Marxist political agenda or indeed the settlement of bogus, often dangerous asylum seekers in these islands are in for a rude awakening as the true nature of both becomes apparent in a dark republicanism of either of socialist or Islamic nature, a scenario brought about by the changing ethnic realities of modern Europe.
Whilst not yet at a point of no return, we are very close to being so, those Syrian voters in the polling station next time may just be the deciding factor.