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My point is that all is fine in war and rhetoric.

Strictly speaking you're right. But no one on the right is going to say 'Well, technically...' when they're hardly known for adherence to fact themselves.

This is not a scholarly debate, this is about people being forced into penury - which in itself will make a return to hard fascism more likely across Europe.

Making a rhetorical point which might make some people stop and think about what's happening, instead of accepting it as an economic inevitability hardly seems excessive in the circumstances.

Of course it might be labelled shrill and unserious.

But anything the left says and does is already shrill and unserious by definition. So why should we care about rhetorical propriety when no one else in the debate does?

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Aug 30th, 2011 at 09:09:57 AM EST
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