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  • #187611
    james19
    Participant

    Dave, thanks. 👍 Much appreciated.

    As I quipped back at them, any publicity is better than being ignored. Which these attention seeking people want for themselves.

    I stuck the boot in, metaphorically speaking, telling them to keep obsessing about the SPGB. 😁

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    #187613
    robbo203
    Participant

    Hi, I’ve not been following the Election tbh. I’m on a site, where at least 3 people are engaged in constant vitriol and derision of the party and myself.

    What site is that, James? Its always good to have reinforcements and I’m game

    #187614
    Wez
    Participant

    Yo James, who are these mofo’s messin’ with the homie?

    #187616
    james19
    Participant

    🙂

    #187685
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Our Euro leaflet did at least elicit one response from a green activist who took umbrage at our claim to want to own the Earth for all of humanity, the implication that we are the same as Biblical fundamentalists seeking dominion over all creatures.

    “..Take this example from a Socialist Party’s leaflet, with the headline ‘There is only one world’:…the world’s natural and industrial resources must become the common heritage of all humanity so that they can be used to directly meet the needs of the world’s population…”

    Why Do We Think We Own The Earth?

     

    #187687
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Some of these greens aren’t half misanthropes. And this one is illogical with it. There is only one species that is biologically capable of managing the biosphere in an ecological way  and that’s us, homo sapiens, so there’s no point in running us down. We are the only hope of the planet. And how does she think that humans could practise what the original inhabitants of America used to do if parts of the Earth continue to be owned by private individuals, capitalist corporations, or national governments? The passage she quotes from us doesn’t even use the word “ownership” with its possible connotation that the owner can do what they like with what they own.

    She also distorts what our leaflet said by omitting what immediately followed:

    on the basis of ‘from each according to ability, to each according to need’. Free of ownership by the few and the rule of ‘no profit, no production’, this is the only framework within which problems such as global warming, growing inequality and wars can be tackled for good.”

    #187688
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    The same or similar article by Lesley Docksey appears on this website and there’s an opportunity for someone more erudite than myself to respond.

    http://londonprogressivejournal.com/article/view/3036/why-do-we-think-we-own-the-earth

    #187689
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Thanks. Just rushed off a comment (and missed out a key word).

    #187691
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I’ve just added your observation about the human race being the only species capable of managing the planet.

    #189779
    Mike Foster
    Participant

    It’s old news now, but here’s a hustings which was recorded for posterity: Watch “European Movement, Oxford. Hustings for European Parliamentary Elections. Oxford, 17 May 2019” on YouTube

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