Thursday, 4 June 2020

Thought For The Day

The biggest enemy of genuine egalitarian and socialist progress is not the out and out capitalist, nor yet the avowed fascist. The capitalist is concerned with profit and is amoral and selfish. The fascist has an ideology, no matter how vile, that can be identified, exposed, and countered. They are external enemies and the external enemy is always the less dangerous one.

The most dangerous enemy of socialism and egalitarian progress is the self-professed "centre-leftist". These are people absolutely without conviction, without the courage to take a stand, who are always extremely easy to subvert and direct towards pointless dead ends, fobbed off with tokenism, and who can be reliably used against their putative comrades on the genuine left of the spectrum. These are the people who would invade countries to "save them from dictators", to "ensure gay rights", to "emancipate women"; never noticing that somehow those countries also have oil and minerals to be seized by the capitalist corporations they allegedly hate. They get their ideas du jour from their favourite television channel over cups of latte and turn savagely against the genuine left for opposing these adventures. They are the rainbow flag waving, oblivious, fifth columnists breaking down the barricades in the path of the corporate exploitation machine, the cosmetics on the face of the capitalist pig.

1 comment:

  1. I was in the UK back in the '70s, and someone was explaining American politics. "American politics is much like UK politics," he began. "Like the UK, America has two parties. One of these parties is very much like our own Conservative party, while the other party is very much like our own Conservative party."
    Times change. Blair re-formed what was once the Labour Party into a new and improved party, slightly to the right of the Conservative party (and, of course, the UK acquired a couple more significant parties and several more insignificant parties, but Labour has mostly stuck with the Blair model that won several elections, and, while there was a brief detour with Corbyn, that's quite over now and Labour is back to the Blair model).



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