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because the theme of resistance, social resistance, is the dominant theme on our side at this time, which in my view also explains a certain ideological retrenchment on the left, certainly you see this in NPA partisans, a fall-back in order to resist the onslaught of "reform" (buzz-word for regression these days) on offer from our political elites running the spectrum of the liberal/liberal centre of gravity in the PS to the neo-liberal Woerth/Horetefeux/Fillon wing of the UMP.

My own view is that this is a bit of a cul-de-sac, for while it is necessary to have ideological bearings in order to better resist (now is not the time to dialogue with the regressive elites, as some in the PS, Manuel Valls now on the issue of 35 hour work week, François Hollande among others on the issue of "reform" of retirement system a few months ago), this is not enough, we also need to remain open to new ideas about how to move forward, so leaving yourself stuck in the ideological underpinnings of 90-100 years ago is not the place to go to facilitate progress.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Mon Jan 10th, 2011 at 04:27:50 AM EST
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