- Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:57 am
Socialism in its purest form is rejected time and time again by a large majority of the electorate. I think this is what a political bubble like Mailwatch tends to hide, Im not saying this is right, but we can't live in an echo chamber.
A major issue is the media, 95% of it is right wing and left wing commentators like Novara Media, Laurie Penny and Owen Jones range from idiocy to complete wet wipes and Labour voting areas which switched to Tory at the last election don't consume media the way we do,they pick bits up off the TV news and read the Scum/Heil/Express like they always have. Take my Dad, he worked all his life in a mill, apart from the army in world war 2, and floated between Labour and the Tories, and read the Express. The far left of the party think that being socially conservative is incompatible with voting Labour so the Tories did a fantastic job of convincing traditional Labour voters in such areas that Labour was now a party of the elite.
Yes, the Tories win on the media game, helped by the fact that the far left (Corbyn end) of the party reject and ignore concerns that people who would normally vote Labour have.
I am passionate about this as the Tories are leading us into an abyss, but I feel we are pissing in the wind with Labour in its current form. I don't apologise for being a centrist, and I do have socialist ideals, just a different view of how you implement them and the first step is getting into power, without that you are nothing. The far left think they are morally pure, but poor people can't live of shit Chartwell food parcels and be ideologically pure can they?
The issue is that old school Labour, like me, has left wing economic views and fairly conservative social ones while well off middle class metropolitan types want to ban carbon. How do you get these two very different groups to vote for the same party?
Again, the media, when left wing outlets like the Guardian focus on stuff like bad conditions of employment in the gig economy they make good points, but a lot of the time they just babble on about stupid shit like gender issues in kids TV which is why white van men detest them.
I think a party which offers left wing economics and shuts the fuck up about transsexuals, carbon footprints, the middle east etc would win an election. Liberals would probably still vote for them, or Lib Dem/Green and pissed off ex Labour voters would come back, Brexit will be increasingly seen as a massive fuck up, which the Tories will have to own, and the liberal end of the electorate are less likely to vote Tory than white van man is when you piss them off.
Finally, opinion polls. Ignore them completely, they're useless, I put them in the same category as horoscopes.
Were going to hell in a handcart, you couldn't make it up!
It’s an outrage, ban this sick filth!