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November 25, 2022 at 4:58 pm in reply to: No Indyref2 #236891
In my opinion, the general election result can only be turned into a vote for independence if over 50% of the people in Scotland who vote (or spoil their ballots) vote for the SNP & Scottish Greens.November 25, 2022 at 4:45 pm in reply to: No Indyref2 #236890November 25, 2022 at 4:44 pm in reply to: No Indyref2 #236889
Check out this excellent quote from author & physician Gabor Mate (taken from an interview):
“I don’t think it’s a matter of generations. I think it’s a matter of social transformation on a broad scale, a process in which the younger generation will play a role. But I don’t think we can do this wilfully. You don’t transform the system just because you decide to. Systemic transformations happen. They’re an historical movement of their own. The challenge is: at whatever stage we are at, what are we going to do? Are we going to act, and are we going to persist? We cannot by ourselves turn the wheel of history. That’s beyond the will of any particular generation or any particular group. We can contribute. And what I’m hoping people will get from [my new] book is the awareness that it’s not only possible to contribute, but it’s also the best thing anybody can do. The rest of it is not necessarily in our hands.”November 25, 2022 at 4:39 pm in reply to: No Indyref2 #236888
“Where did you get the idea?” Chelmsford, don’t you agree that the history of humankind (post-primitive communism) is the history of class conflict, and that it was inevitable the capitalist class would take over the world?
Capitalism continues to dig its own grave year by year. I mean, since the industrial revolution technology has become better & better, making the idea of world socialism more & more conceivable (the internet is a great example of this). I believe technology will advance so greatly that capitalism will look undeniably redundant from the point of view of the proletariat.
The Shawshank Redemption again, TWCNovember 24, 2022 at 12:18 pm in reply to: No Indyref2 #236797
The world socialist revolution is inevitable (Capitalism will not & cannot last forever). This is due to the materialist conception of history. All we (as socialist) can do right now is help it along & make sure the revolution comes at least a little sooner than it would have done without our help.
The SPGB is sort of like a fire extinguisher, in that the working class don’t want to use it now, but they will when the majority of them have become class conscious & they want to peacefully take over the state.November 19, 2022 at 11:32 am in reply to: ITUC conference #236459
“Peace is at the heart of the ITUC’s values, and the absolute rejection of the atrocity of war must drive the achievement of a framework for common security, cemented on the principles of the United Nations, that addresses the ideological, social and economic causes of conflicts and holds to account those who are responsible for initiating and sustaining wars and for committing war crimes as well as terrorist attacks.”
Does this mean the USA will stop selling weapons to Israel & the Saudi-led coalition?
Solidarity Forever – Utah Phillips
All Used Up – Utah Phillips
Sorry, but I had to post this.
The Commons by David Rovics
What did You Learn in School, Today by Pete Seeger
This Land is Your Land by the Vermont Singers (originally by Woody Guthrie). Forget that it’s a tribute to Bernie Sanders.
Thanks for sharing all the great music. I have to hold back the tears while listening to this song: “Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution” by Tracy Chapman
November 10, 2022 at 11:17 am in reply to: Labour Party facing bankruptcy #235958
Whenever a politician raises the prospect of ID cards being introduced, this immediately comes to mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8BA7adK6XA