- Wed May 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Like yin and yang, like pokemon red and blue, these are truly the two sides of the political coin.
"Decency" is a luxury of the powerful. The idea that the status quo is basically fine and we just need to iron out our disputes in Oxford Debates and Question Time panels.
"Progression" as in progressive politics? Because centrists have never lead the way in this. MLK's letter from a Birmingham jail was particularly clear in its critique of liberals and their wishy washy "I appreciate what you're doing but condone how you're doing it" approach, failing to realise that polite conversation rarely brings about revolution. But really, from Umuna referring to the wrong sorts as "trash" to Philips insisting that sex workers be called "prostitutes", I have never gotten a strongly progressive vibe from liberals beyond what was broadly acceptable with the London social circles. But please, explain what progressivism is defined by liberalism (cf left wing/socialism progressive views).
Respect for individuals? Literally feels like "decency" again. Three points and two of them are the same.
Thanks for showing, so clearly, why liberalism is utterly ill-equipped to deal with modern problems.
“Let me make my position clear: I wouldn’t want to win on an old-fashioned leftist platform. Even if I thought it was the route to victory, I wouldn’t take it. ”
-Anthony Charles Lynton Blair