Two years later. The Green Party has been hijacked by a joint leadership which is acting as Neo-Liberal GateKeepers and agitating against the democratic will of both the British and US people. Quite frankly UKIP seem less extreme to me these days that the Green Party. Corbyn is under yet another attack from the neo-liberal wing of the Labour Party and remains between a rock and a hard place. The Lib Dems are as toxic as ever to my own tastes, just not trustworthy and of course neo-liberal by definition.
So the Tories, if they manage to take back the Tory party from the neo liberals, could easily cement their already dominant position demographically through the constituency border changes, by following Trumps common sense Charity begins at home policies. Now this used to be called One Nation Toryism and whilst as a democratic Socialist I prefer a more egalitarian and less patronising view of human nature it looks like the shift into the new paradigm belongs to those most able to shed old dogmas and embrace new potentials.
I watched Zizecks , The Perverts guide to ideology yesterday and it was a very good watch. It starts with a look at the late 1980´s budget film , They Live. With the mind control obedience subtexts in corporate media focused on consumerism. For me this past week, the first of President Trumps presidency is redolent of the Salem Witch trials .
“A fire, a fire is burning! I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face! And it is my face, and yours, Danforth! For them that quail to bring men out of ignorance, as I have quailed, and as you quail now when you know in all your black hearts that this be fraud – God damns our kind especially, and we will burn, we will burn together!”
― Arthur Miller, The Crucible