Though I’m not a fan of it at all, you’ve also quite neatly described Brexit there. The resulting fallout has been anything but centrist, yet the original campaign managed to entice a broad coalition of voters through a mix of old and new tactics (and dodgy, dubious, illegal ones) with the likes of Farage and Boris at the helm.
Thanks for your response.
You make a very good point about whether there will still be the incentive to work, work well and work hard.
I think with the two examples you gave, though, you’ve actually described positions that are some of the least incentivised by…
Hey Agathe, thanks for the response. It does feel a little like we’re staring down the barrel right now, doesn’t it?
I completely agree, that in Britain especially, we have a complacency in our belief that our system will stop the worst of outcomes, and I totally agree — it must be reformed.
Yo, Kent, I’ll bite.
First up, Socialism is not the diametric opposite of Nazism, nor somehow also the same as it(?)— a more accurate (though still wrong) comparison would be Nazism and Communism, which I think you’re sort of confusing Socialism for, but we’ll come to that.
Hey Liam, good piece and I agree with much of what you say re: Corbyn and Socialism. It’s great to see Socialism finally recognised as a viable political option in the UK (I’ve actually written a “Modern Socialist Manifesto” myself, if you’re interested).
Nice article. It’s a strange one isn’t it, this talk of a breakaway. While I agree there are some big distinctions between the Labour left and right, I always thought that was the point of political parties, and Labour in particular — to act as a broad church. The more fractured the parties become, the less chance of anyone winning a GE with anything resembling a majority.
Please do keep sharing, and trying to change perceptions, even if it feels like it’s in vain.
It takes small acts from regular people to fight this onslaught. At this time, I take comfort in the words of the great MP Tony Benn (though he was only referring to battling the political right-wing):
Thanks for the comment Henry. This point in particular is what concerns me most. I really think the majority believe that they’d know it when it arrives on our shores because it’ll come goosestepping down the street. The reality is it will (or is) much more covert, and as a result perhaps, even more dangerous.