"A section of the left, what I call the ‘fuck you dad left’, think it’s progressive that police officers are outsourced, have lower wages or are precarious. Let’s get that straight: it isn’t "
"The 'fuck you dad' left would jettison an emerging social democratic hegemony on the economy to have a culture war we'd currently lose. We can only win that culture war if we engage with people, where they are, and persuade them. Thats a lot harder than choosing a left 'scene' over a left movement granted - but its something we have to do. It means having conversations with people we disagree with".
"Astonished at how many *still* don’t get cheering on protest whatever it’s demands and whatever the political context. Any breakdown in Iranian regime *could* make Syria look like theme park. Yet many Brits still cheer on regime change"
"Saudi’s and Israel would aid separatists in Baluchistan/Khuzistan, Iranian Kurdistan too. Any power struggle would see a straight military junta replacing current polyarchy and distribution of power. More suffering, more unrest, more refugees, ISIS spreads. Think!"
From the guy who brought you "What is Libertarian Communism? On this week's show Aaron Bastani and James Butler discuss libertarian communism. What does it mean and how should we relate to it? "
I imagine the ‘fuck you dad left’,phrase is one he's going to use in his imminent book, yet another stage in his attempt to furtherr his career in a forthcoming Labour regime