It’s easy to suggest that the media or whoever are responsible for the eclipse of the ‘left’ parties of Europe. Irrelevant even when in power to be frank see Brown or Hollande. I am referring to New Labour here rather than whatever welcome Corbyn is destroying with random precision. This is a more general attack than on a particular party and to be honest could be used against most ‘liberal’ thinkers. It is also in the context of seeming liberals supporting a ruling ideology that forsook the poor and claimed GDP growth as Manna achieved by stoking the purchase of 2nd hand assets and the land they stood on as improved living standards. Continue reading “The Left Follies”
I read this in Haaretz on why Israel was turning to fruitcakery:-
And left-wing voters have lost interest in the character of their country in recent years. After all, it’s not very liberal to tie yourself in knots in order to shape a society in accordance with your own values. Their secularism has been privatized. They have moved onto dealing with “nano” problems – questions of lifestyle like alternative weddings, circumcision (yes or no), Reform prayer at the Western Wall and girls getting called up to read publicly from the Torah.
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This. As true of a ‘left’ celebrating difference and stroking its virtue by not just pointing out racism, sexism etc but celebrating itself as superior because it uses the right pronouns and sentences people to penury for uttering a word out of place in the public sphere. For enforcing anodyne comedy on TV! Continue reading “Nano Problems”
As Labour in the UK showed the definition of a left party is “the most left wing right wing party that has been about for a 100 years”. They mostly offer in UK or France or arguably the USA (more complex) the same WEF/Bilderburg diktats as the often called Conservative party does but throw the dog [the poor] a bone occasionally at least until they have to use the wealth for wars or to bale out their pals.
It’s why I oppose them. They’re a conceit. Look at Labour high handedly lauding it over the Liberals in Coalition tempering Govt policy and then voting with the Govt for the undiluted shit when the real enemy another 2nd party not in play. This Corbyn wrinkle won’t last and has even greater downside with no upside as Venezuela and Tspiras show – the whiff of incompetence the kicker.
The Left of these ‘left’ parties have nothing to offer as presently organised. They offer self righteous hypocrisy and short termism. They offer no original thinking just ritual, log held beliefs and claptrap. The Right of these parties as Hilary Benn’s disingenuous call for bombing shows are possibly worse people but less incompetent.