Monday, November 25, 2013

The Lambeth 'Slavery' Story

I'm betting that it turns out that the people involved in the Lambeth 'Slavery' story were Marxist-Leninists of some sort. I grew up on the estates of Brixton in the 70's and 80's and the place was home to every far Left sect you can think of. We locals were considered to be fertile recruitment material, which meant that every Left group in the country parachuted people into the area. Aside from the usual Trotskyite suspects, there were mutliple flavours of Marxist-Leninist/Maoists, including a Centre for Mao-Tse-Tung Thought based out of a bookshop on Acre Lane that was adorned with a 20 foot high portrait of olf Mao himself. In contrast to the largely white and middle class Trots, the Maoists were more multiracial and included a fair few local working class members. And of course, they were way more authoritarian and paranoid than some of the other Leftist groups active on the ground. Later on when the Shining Path were active, they too had a front group active in Brixton.

It wouldn't surprise me then if it doesn't turn out that rather than a case of 'modern slavery', the three women in Lambeth, and the couple accused of being the slave keepers, aren't actually just practising 'democratic centralism' they way they did in the height of the fervour of the 1970s.

6 comments:

Sean said...

good call :)

Anonymous said...

How ironic. Professing to free the proletariat from slavery, only to practice slavery themselves.

What are the odds these people would turn Britain into one entire slave plantation (daily beatings free of charge) in the unlikelihood they gain power?

One can just look at the Khmer Rogue to see an example in action.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm a journalist working to create a picture of the Maoist community of Brixton during the 70s. Would you be able to speak to me? We can preserve your identity. Do you have an alternative means of contact?

Thanks and best,

Contrarian said...

Dear Anonymous Journalist - if you want me to contact you please leave contact details, just like the other journos who've been in touch...

bobchewie said...

Does any of this relate to Lambeth child sex abuse and care homes and cover ups?

Contrarian said...

Not that I know of. Though there was at least one senior member of Lambeth council at that time who was known to be interested in boys...