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That's not ironic, it's predictable, because it pitches abstract top-down interventionist rhetoric against perceived self-interest and self-determination.

Self-interest is always going to win that match.

The political Left could do itself some favours by scaling down the messages about theoretical social and gender/race/etc equality for now, and doing more to create economic equality.

The problem is that the political Left seems to think you can only create economic equality through through social equality.

That's the wrong approach. If there's less economic equality, other changes become more possible.

While economic differentials are increasing, it's incredibly easy to play the racism card and push the huddle masses into xenophobia - especially when the political Left has no plan or program to decrease differentials.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon May 23rd, 2011 at 01:17:15 PM EST
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The problem is that the political Left seems to think you can only create economic equality through through social equality.

Or has given up on economic equality all together.

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon May 23rd, 2011 at 02:32:59 PM EST
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yes.
by rootless2 on Mon May 23rd, 2011 at 02:44:20 PM EST
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