It may seem hyperbolic, but its more or less axiomatic. You can check by simply looking at virtually any historical scenario where there was choice between supporting the right or the left. Fascism in the 30s and 40s, post war Europe, Latin America, south east Asia & the Middle East in the 60s/70s & 80s... there's so many examples it would redundant to even begin listing them. The 'centre' has consistently favoured totalitarians, death squads & fascists over even the mildest of socialist alternatives. Not only that, centrists tend to be more anti-democratic and authoritarian than the left.And assertions that liberals or centrists are all in cahoots with fascists is about as worthy of serious consideration as hard-right Americans who use the words "liberal" and "communist" interchangeably.
I get what Droid is saying here, I think though I do think it's a bit hyperbolic. He may have a point in talking about the UK and US where we are seeing a normalising of far right positions and nationalism via Brexit, Farage and associated fuckery and fuck trying to be in the centre if any of that shit is one of the poles.
The media would gladly take two terms of Trump over Bernie getting even one.Just yesterday Joe Rogan was pilloried for the first time (AFAIK) by a major US media organisation - was this a delayed reaction to his repeated platforming of far right commentators? Of course not, It was because he endorsed Bernie Sanders.
I actually do think that with my hero Jeremy Corbin the nation had a once in a lifetime chance to change direction. It might have ended in disaster but even just at a symbolic level a Corbin victory would have been monumental and transformational.Sigh. Because "progressive" and "supporting Corbyn" are now synonyms, aren't they. :slanted:
Don't get me wrong - it would have been fucking great! Even with all his flaws, he'd have done a better job at running the show than these cunts. We'd either have averted Brexit or had a much less bad version of it. Austerity reversed, a properly thought-out green policy for energy and industry, etc. etc. Believe me when I say I take no pleasure in having been right in thinking it was never going to fly with the electorate.I actually do think that with my hero Jeremy Corbin the nation had a once in a lifetime chance to change direction. It might have ended in disaster but even just at a symbolic level a Corbin victory would have been monumental and transformational.
It would have been a bloody disaster. You can't nationalise all the utilities, all the railways, and give everyone free broadband at the same time while renegotiating Brexit. Plus sorting out Universal Credit, and a massive council house drive. Why not a British space programme while they're at it? And this failure would be managed by governing with the same paranoid style that's characterised their management of the Labour party - lots of enemies, a pronounced group of the unpure, and the elevation of yes-men.Don't get me wrong - it would have been fucking great! .
I dunno. Look at Trump's foreign policy. He pulls all sorts of mad shit, alienates traditional allies etc and it doesn't really matter. If he were attacking the economic system, it definitely would matter.
Yep. I'm tired of hearing myself say it by this point, but most of Corbyn's broad policy points - or those Labour adopted under his leadership, at least - are popular, and deservedly so. It's other stuff people objected to.