So Ellie Mae O Hagan has published a missive on class. Ellie Mae, whose contribution to the fight to prevent equality being rolled back for millions of women, was assisting Jessica Asato and Sunny Hundal in whitewashing consensus on the exploitation of gender equality under austerity,. by placing a smear in the New Left Project. Because we really needed an anti-cuts movement that didn’t discuss political consensus on welfare, social care, childrens services and equality being rolled back for working class women. And we definitely didnt want an anti-cuts movement that discussed welfare reform being undeliverable. Because Labour. It’s not like anyone died right?
Ellie Mae went on to use her friendship with Owen Jones to obtain a job in Unite’s Community Membership, because ‘class’ means that’s how trade unions work now. Unite Community Membership took money from unemployed people’s benefits, under the pretense of representing them, before supporting Laboiur in welfare policies that targeted them. Ellie Mae understood these people were only decoration for campaigns, and attempted to outsource their confidential casework to unemployed activists ‘for credit’. Because that’s how confidential casework works. Her entire training to carry out this casework was ligging off the twitter feed of said activists. They paid money for this frepresentation, out of a pittance, in a country defined by food poverty. Ellie Mae, then went on to decorate her twitter feed with the tales of the hardship of the women she had worked with the pretend ‘anti-cuts movement’ to whitewash for Labour. A regular social justice warrior…
Who, in doing all this carved herself a niche as a mediocre Ciffer willing to tell Guardian readers what they want to hear for peanuts. So she could tell her friends back home she wrote for the Guardian and feel like a success. This Ellie Mae O Hagan, has written a missive about class.
Ellie is living in a city undergoing the greatest class cleansing in our history. In Hackney there is not a single room available for those on benefits, and communities across London have been displaced in a largely unreported expulsion. Not content with assisting in the whitewashing of austerity . Not content with exploiting the disenfranchisement of the working class, by using her own class connections to end up at the top of a trade union who are supposed to represent millions of actual working people. Not content with competing to assist in the race to expel journalism from the pages of the political press so it can be replaced with vacuous comment, at the expense of the working class people who have borrowed thousands to train as actual journalists with knowledge and skills. Ellie now wants to redefine class.
Apparently she was lucky, because she was read to as a child. Yucky savage working class people don’t read to their children. That’s why the people she grew up with ended up doing yucky jobs that were not earning pennies writing mediocre comment while ‘enjoying a middle class lifestyle’. That’s why they lack aspiration and do productive jobs that contribute to their communities and economy. Anyway, Ellie wants us to know that the commentariat who can’t get paid anymore and the hipsters who cant get mortgages in a city class cleansed of its communities, are working class now. We are all in this together.
Ellie Mae wants us to know that because she hasnt managed to make a decent secure living exploiting austerity that killed people, and obtaining positions in trade unions she has never been a member of, she thinks we should redefine class. Discovering class in London now means misreading Bourdieu, being unable to afford theatre tickets, and not being able to get a zone 1 mortgage in the areas you assisted in cleansing of their original communities.
Anyway, I wanted to post this here as an example of why the left wing media are dying.
The transition of the political press to a digital landscape has had an extraordinary effect and the Guardian are crumbling. I thought this would make an excellent example to demonstrate why. This is what they offer now, instead of journalism, analysis, and news. Vacuous silly little girls, who build careers on shafting the working class, whining that they can’t get paid because what they do has no value. A pound shop Laurie Penny without the Oxbridge cushion to back it up.