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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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