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Sun May 29, 2016, 07:50 AM

Blair, not Corbyn, was Dangerous Experiment

by Jonathan Cook / May 28th, 2016

By God, how Tony Blair and his ilk have degraded the public discourse. He warns that a Jeremy Corbyn government would be “a very dangerous experiment”.

In fact, it would not be an experiment at all. Ideologically, it would look a lot like the government of, say, Clement Attlee in 1945, which brought us such “dangerous” experiments as the National Health Service. And that, of course, was exactly how the welfare state was portrayed by the Conservatives of the time.

The real experiment was the series of Thatcherite governments the UK has endured since Margaret Thatcher’s election in 1979, including the 10 years under Blair and his “New Labour” party.

This dangerous experiment in neoliberalism dug us deep into an economic hole, and made us incapable of showing the solidarity necessary to begin the fight to reverse climate change. In fact, that experiment is looking increasingly likely to prove lethal for the human species.

A Corbyn government wouldn’t be experimental. It would be a return to the kind of compassion-based politics that once made sense to large swathes of the public – before neoliberalism worked so hard to persuade us that we live in a jungle in which only the fittest should survive.


Full article: http://dissidentvoice.org/2016/05/blair-not-corbyn-was-dangerous-experiment/

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polly7 May 2016 OP
Dustlawyer May 2016 #1
zeemike May 2016 #2
Fast Walker 52 May 2016 #4
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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 08:57 AM

1. The challenge of our times has never been greater.

We have complete corruption of our government by the monied interests. They have covered all of the bases from the media, the courts, the regulatory agencies, Congress and the White House. They only care about sucking up more of our tax dollars for themselves while paying no taxes of their own.

They do not care about Climate Change, the environment, or the 99%. They want public institutions to fail so they can be privatized, public education, prisons, and they are still gunning for our Social Security!

Neither Hillary nor Trump (especially Trump) have any intention of reversing this trend, they are a part of it. They like corporate rule, it's who has placed them where they are now. Once in office it will be time for the pay off!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #1)

Sun May 29, 2016, 09:15 AM

2. +1

That sums up the situation nicely.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #1)

Sun May 29, 2016, 10:41 AM

4. That is largely true. I just hope that we the people are allowed to

 

have the last word in this dangerous moment.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #1)

Sun May 29, 2016, 10:55 AM

6. It is so curious to me...

 

..that the rich don't think climate change will ultimately affect them as well. We will all go down in flames together and yet they don't give one wit to stopping it. Amazing.

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 09:55 AM

3. In a Just Society Blair would be behind bars n/t

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Sun May 29, 2016, 10:50 AM

5. F*** new Labour!

There I said it.

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