Someone wrote recently that where most insurgents try to turn an incoherent mass movement into an effective political party, beardy and his boys (oh yes, it's all boys in the boiler-room) are essaying the opposite. That really would be a novel form of politics, or maybe even a species of anarchy.
And who are his elite shock-troops? A strand that interests me greatly was started by one of our sage Anons, à propos of the 2011 riots, who warned that we ain't seen nothing yet: the next round would be organised by a fearsome new 'officer class' of disaffected, unemployed graduates. I half-wondered whether this had started when the well-organised troublemakers of the 'No Dash For Gas' movement burst into action in 2012 - but it has fizzled out, at least for the time being. Perhaps Corbyn's cause is sufficiently grandiose to encourage more of them out from their putrid pits and onto the streets.
Paul Mason (another marxist) also thinks along similar lines: this from his "Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere" -
At the heart of it all is a new sociological type: the graduate with no future ... one of the historians of the French Revolution wrote that it was not the product of poor people but of poor lawyers. You can have political/economic setups that dissapoint the poor for several generations - but if lawyers, teachers and doctors are sitting in their garrets freezing and starving, you get revolution. Now in their garrets they have a laptop and broadband connectionSo - is that what lurks behind the deeply unconvincing Corbyn? Are the garret-graduates strapping him El-Cid style to his horse, behind which to surge out from their bed-sits and conquer the world? It could be worrisome, but somehow it doesn't much look like that yet. Even if he makes Chuka Umunna and the Eagle Sisters nervous, the rest of the world isn't trembling with fear, just mirth.
Still, C@W readers guessed heavily in favour (21 - 2) of him still being in the saddle by the end of the year. Presumably that's all that matters to the heavy-duty Livingstonistas who really call the shots. Purge first, reselect next, and take the field in 2020 with a genuinely Leninist party. Perhaps it sounds plausible when you say it like that to your bed-sit buddies. Osborne and Sturgeon must be enjoying it all hugely.