I follow politics in a number of countries, peruse the press of at least 3 counties daily.
I increasingly find that the talking points of the rw and center-right (previously known as the center-left) to be coordinated. Talking points aren’t limited to members of the same parties in the same countries, but they cross borders.
In Spain we have the rw PP CONSTANTLY screaming about the threat of Podemos’ populism. The same fucking talking points in the US, Spain, the UK and elsewhere.
And now, with Corbyn’s win, we have this.
It’s fucking transparent. The same corps in every country, the same special interests, spewing the same (PR-managed) messages to hoodwink the ignorant electorate.
Time and time again I see politicos following an obviously scripted response to this and that. Buzz words, formulated responses… we’ve all seen this before, and some of us may have actually noticed.
The revolt against the “center-right” that presents itself as “center-left” has moved up from Spain to the UK… by a landslide .
It was about time. If anyone followed the story, one would have seen the likes of Bliar railing against Corbyn and a return to a real left opposition.
Well, he may become a failure, but democracy needs more than 2 vanilla flavours. For me I’d like to see 31 Baskin & Robbins in every democracy, but failing that, at least a chocolate and vanilla choice.
What makes me happiest is that the 3rd Way folk went all-out to torpedo Corbyn, and he won by a landslide. The Labour rank-and-file appear to be far more “aware” than the ranks of Spain’s PSOE, France’s PSF, and the US’ DNC (outside the Sanders’ crew).
May the revolution continue…
He’s been my second choice — with first to be determined. I was afraid to back a “socialist” — afraid he couldn’t win. I just watched a video that made up my mind — http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027142206. In it — Bernie challenges Alan Greenspan’s view of our economy years before Greenspan’s admission that he was wrong.
While it’s certainly a virtue to own up to your mistakes (as Hillary does quite often) — I’d really prefer a president who’s smart at the moment — not years later. I was similarly afraid to support a black man — believing him incredibly smart but not trusting his ability to win. As we know — the black man won. I’m stepping out again. I’m not waiting and hoping for somebody I like to enter the race who I think is more “electable’. I’m going to trust that the smart guy I’d prefer is smart enough to win.
Tell Nico to sign up for TBFL or we’re probably not going to have a league, this year.
…like a rancid turd.
The caption reads “Choose the greater evil. Vote for Cthulhu.”
Reminds me of voting GOP.
On second thought, screw the smiley face. (Take that any way you wish.) This TOTALLY is like voting GOP.
I’ve been kinda busy, but I PROMISE I’ll respond to some recent comments.
Off for a week to Malta, where I promise to sightsee as little as possible.
Sun, food, drink, a rented boat, perhaps a waterbike rental…
We’ll be here.
Cheaper, including flights, than any coastal resort in Spain – where the local tourism industry is milking the troubles in Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and Greece to the hilt.
A theme park that Americans should visit
I’m no bullfight lover, but I have a soft-spot for the rejoneo, bullfighting on horseback.
The horses/riders are incredible (which is fitting, since US “cowboys” are almost entirely based on Spanish traditions, down to the “rodeo”.
Cagancho was considered the best rejoneo horse in modern history. Set aside the bloodshed and concentrate on the horsemanship, and enjoy. Cagancho passed away today after a few years of retirement.
As you’ll notice, the riding is with the legs and spurs – and the horse wears no blinders.