a reply to: AngryManagement
You are talking out of your backside AngryManagement.
There has been no actual left in politics in either my nation or the US for more years than I have lived. What we had instead was a corporate
infested, corrupt dingehole, full of former conservatives, oil company shills and other assorted liars. That does not a left wing government make,
which you know full well if you have any idea what the term left wing means.
And no, YOU are wrong. New Labour was not a left wing party, because it was peopled by folk who had NO connection to ACTUAL Labour values, which are
all exclusively left wing. It was called Tory Light, or the Red Tories, by the actual left leaning voter base. It even contained members who were
previously in the Conservative Party, which ought to tell you everything you need to know about how left wing they were. In short, if you think that
New Labour were a left wing party, then you need to get deprogrammed before your brain starts falling out of your ears.
Left wing ideology has not caused the problems we are facing today, because left wing ideology has not been in control of this nation or, contrary to
popular misconception, the US, at any time in the last four decades, regardless of what the name of the parties who have lead has been. If you think
Obama and Co. or Bush or Clinton count, then you are sorely mistaken. If your policy is informed by corporate interest, you cannot, by definition, be
left wing. Left wing politics is centered on the needs and demands of the people, EXCLUSIVELY, because from them issues its only power to affect
change. The Refugee Crisis was caused by corporate greed, infecting the governments of the US and the UK through the Military Industrial Complex, a
construction of, by and for the right. It was done for money, something that left leaning political blocks are not in the least bit interested in,
when compared to pure notions, like morality, ethics, egalitarianism, equality, fairness, all of which have not been present in the politics of either
nation since well before I was born.
Now... If you could STOP mislabeling the nonsense that has been the last forty years of foreign policy as being left wing, then perhaps we could move