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Sinn Féin joins the Great Disruption
The third group of Great Disruptors is Sinn Féin. Their Utopia is, of course, a United Ireland. They ostensibly oppose a no-deal Brexit, and indeed Brexit itself. But beneath this opposition lies the belief that the worse Brexit is, the quicker we will have a Border poll and the more likely it is that Protestants in Northern Ireland will swim for the green lifeboat to avoid going down with the British ship. Alongside the disaster capitalism of Johnson's faction and the disaster socialism of Corbyn's, there is this disaster nationalism. It does not deny that no-deal would be awful - it welcomes this awfulness as the Great Disruption that completes the Irish national revolution.


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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Aug 6th, 2019 at 02:02:55 PM EST
Key passage:
Only one of these three visions of the Great Disruption has power - the hard right version... its proponents are doing what revolutionaries are supposed to do: seize power and wield it ruthlessly. Both the group around Corbyn and Sinn Féin imagine that you can shape history by just letting things fall apart and then moving in to build something new with the rubble.
Expanding on my comment above, reality doesn't care whether your ideals are right or if you put policy before power. If you don't have the stomach for ruthless realpolitik, if you can't even convince people in your own camp then, sorry, you deserve to lose.

"Eyes on the prize with a clear mind!" should be the slogan of the day but it's not happening with the urgency that is necessary. I don't think you can fault the LibDems/Greens or whatnot for splitting the Remain camp - they're just soaking up what is no longer sticking to Labour. In the back of my mind I'm still rooting for Corbyn to take charge, unite the Remain parties and fuck up the Tories. Because that's the only way to survive. Trying to straddle the divide Labour style is not working, neither politically nor practically. Attempting a split like that is just bad for your balls. And apparently also bad for your brain.

Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Wed Aug 7th, 2019 at 07:17:35 PM EST
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A message from the US  Public Broadcasting Service:

Happy Black History Y5 D220

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 at 02:12:45 PM EST
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"This video contains content from PBS, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds"

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 at 03:38:07 PM EST
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Yes, I and my device are resident in the USA.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 at 04:03:13 PM EST
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That is what Google is for

I don't have time to watch a 55 minute clip.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 at 04:07:24 PM EST
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How about a four minute music video?

Keep your Eyes on the Prize

by asdf on Fri Aug 9th, 2019 at 12:41:59 AM EST
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Although, Corbyn's so-called disaster socialism appears to consist of little more than a return to the policies of the 1960s, wen the UK fed, clothed, educated and housed the poor, provided excellent and timely health care for the sick.

I'm sure such policies represent disasters for the bankster classes, but...fuck em.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 at 06:17:33 PM EST
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It's O'Toole's version of "both sides do it", although in his case there's three sides doing it...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 at 09:12:21 PM EST
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It's a disaster for the capitalist mythos.
by rifek on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 at 09:57:58 PM EST
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