Parts of the green book are completely insane. But I prefer to judge leaders by their achievements rather than weird quotes they may have given and over all the implementation of his ideas was mostly successful. I don’t think his relation with the western media was based on imperialist notions but it was indisputably altered by imperialist notions and when information on Gaddafi is presented by the western media it must be analyzed in a way that considers 1) any agenda the media company has (they all want sensationalist stories because that increases ratings etc) 2) very few western media companies are critical of any domestic regime 3) the merging of imperialist ideas into culture necessitates that imperialist views will be presented by the media. Of course that’s not to say these companies never report facts or can’t be useful in forming judgements on situations but imperialism and it’s ideas ‘own’ our airwaves. Gaddafi’s personal relationship with the western media was rather odd though just like most Arab leaders.
The main reason I don’t consider mysel a British socialist is because I don’t consider myself British although I’d support any British socialist movement that I considered helpful to the people.
Also Thank you rhyminstealin for asking interesting questions