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originally posted by: grandmakdw
A leftists dream.
This is the left in action.
This quote from the men who run Spain's government.
"We're speaking the same language as the people. We know what they feel and we're making the same analysis they are," said Juan Carlos Monedero, 51, a Podemos founder and, like Iglesias, a professor of political science."
(This article explains how the leftist's came to power that now run Spain)
We now see what the left in action is really like don't we?
Really totalitarian at heart and when in power, totalitarian in action.
The left's motto appears to be:
You will only say things we approve of.
You will only think things we approve of.
If you don't, we will punish you.
Because we speak the people's language,
and the peoples language is what we tell them it will be.
Hmmmmm, sounds eerily like the current rhetoric of the left in the US doesn't it?
Hmmmmm, looks eerily like Hillary physically rounding up and roping off journalists to keep them away from her.
originally posted by: 8675309jenny
Can I just call attention to all the LEFT/RIGHT nonsense in this thread and point out how silly it is that so many of you are slinging the partisan terns around in here????
All of you need to realize that FIRSTLY: Politics is not a flat board. In reality it's more like a sphere, and if you go far enough RIGHT, you end up exactly the same place as the people who went the LEFT way round; and that place is known as TOTALITARIANISM.
And SECONDLY: RIGHT / LEFT varies IMMENSELY from country to country. In general many European conservative parties might be considered leftists here in the US. But then you have "leftist" parties in many countries around the world who embrace religion, or have religious titles in the party name. Or conservative parties in some countries who wouldn't dream of reducing socialist benefit systems.
So let the partisan BS talk go please.
Suppose you consider Tsipras an incompetent twerp. Suppose you dearly want to see Syriza out of power. Suppose, even, that you welcome the prospect of pushing those annoying Greeks out of the euro.
Even if all of that is true, this Eurogroup list of demands is madness. The trending hashtag ThisIsACoup is exactly right. This goes beyond harsh into pure vindictiveness, complete destruction of national sovereignty, and no hope of relief. It is, presumably, meant to be an offer Greece can’t accept; but even so, it’s a grotesque betrayal of everything the European project was supposed to stand for.