Sunday, May 21, 2017

Who are the Nine Percent?

Who are the Nine Percent?

I suggested that the election in the UK offers a good example-- with previously unaffiliated people flocking to join labour.

The leaked Labour manifesto got support from a majority of Brits according to polls.

Of course, the Tories are ahead in the polls and Corbyn very much behind.  None of that matters.

The issues have been clearly defined.

Privatisation vs nationalisation.

Inequality vs equality.

Predatory capitalism vs socially responsible capitalism.

No, the "Corbynistas" are not ideologs of any kind -- they just care about the Quality of Life.

Labour will lose -- and by losing,win for not being taking over the government while the country slides into economic chaos will not shake the resolve of a leader who has held to the same principles for 30 years --nor deter the many who have joined because they are "mad as hell and won't take it any more" -- only confirm their commitment. This is a "committed minority" -- yes, now nine percent and counting.  

Right now, the "majority" is still too much in the comfort zone, too willing to accept what has been the status quo for so long.

If Labour loses, we will finally see the backs of the Blairites in the Labour Party, who will hopefully officially defect to the Right where they have always been anyway.  At the very least, they will be blamed for the loss by a majority of their party who loathe them anyway. 

If Labour loses, things will get worse in the UK.  The Tories will double down on failed policies.  The Media will double down, supporting them.  Both will lose credibility together.

And Labour will be able to sit back and say, "I told you so".

And Corbyn?  A prophet has no honor in his own country.  But he was never in it for honor or honors anyway. 

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