Wednesday, 11 March 2015

If leftwingers like me are condemned as rightwing, then what?s left?

quote [ Those who identify with the ?paradoxical voice? self-censor because they know they are going to get rocks thrown at them ? not by their enemies but by their friends. That?s not only a bad feeling; it?s a tendency that?s bad for democracy, for politics, and the wider movement we call the left. And the left ? in its compassion, freedom and concern for social justice ? is the only hope for the future of this country. ]

There's a growing discontent among many on the left who are maligned by those waging a culture war for not following lockstep with the approved talking points. This used to be behaviour associated with the right.
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lilmookieesquire said @ 7:48pm GMT on 11th March
The cynic in me says:

Because the rift Nader created, caused the left to lose its only chance in the next 30 to 40 years or so to take The SCOTUS and gerrymandering lost congress and if the Left loses the presidency too then there effectively is no longer a "left" which- given how far right they've drifted anyway, probably doesn't even matter.

That said I'm eagerly looking forward to 2016.


lilmookieesquire said @ 3:53pm GMT on 11th March
Re: America

The cynic in me says:

Because the rift Nader created, caused the left to lose its only chance in the next 30 to 40 years or so to take The SCOTUS and gerrymandering lost congress and if the Left loses the presidency too then there effectively is no longer a "left" which- given how far right they've drifted anyway, probably doesn't even matter.

That said I'm eagerly looking forward to 2016.



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lilmookieesquire said @ 7:48pm GMT on 11th March
Re: America

The cynic in me says:

Because the rift Nader created, caused the left to lose its only chance in the next 30 to 40 years or so to take The SCOTUS and gerrymandering lost congress and if the Left loses the presidency too then there effectively is no longer a "left" which- given how far right they've drifted anyway, probably doesn't even matter.

That said I'm eagerly looking forward to 2016.




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