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The most positive thing coming out of the linked article is the collapse of the Socialist Worker Party. That might create a space for a new party which, if intelligently and humanely led, might become the accretion nucleus for a serious left alternative in the U.K.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Jan 30th, 2013 at 03:07:25 PM EST
It's a hope, but I rather fear that one of the features of the communist left is a love of a hierarchical autocratic centralism (kinda like blair) where you receive the dictats from the CC and do as you are bid.

Personally I just think it's cheaper than going to one of those parlours where dominatrices walk over you in high heels

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jan 30th, 2013 at 03:20:08 PM EST
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I suppose there has to be something for left wing authoritarians, unfortunately. It is also sad that the authoritarian personality seems so easy to create through systematic child abuse. Too bad anarchism has such a bad reputation.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Jan 30th, 2013 at 10:33:47 PM EST
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Anarchy?

It's a bit with the "green" image problem: too many people with dreadlocks who don't bathe.

The anarchist equivalent I guess is a survivalist gun nut.


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sapere aude

by Number 6 on Thu Jan 31st, 2013 at 07:02:43 AM EST
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very much!

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Thu Jan 31st, 2013 at 04:13:35 PM EST
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I do too!

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Jan 31st, 2013 at 04:35:19 PM EST
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