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We're all Politically Selfish
We are all politically selfish but we can try not to be- part of that comes by embracing the truth of our political views' limitations and confronting bad behaviour in our political circles. Ultimately, we can deal with it by being honest about where we stand and with whom. If you don't withdraw support for bad behaviour in your political spheres, are you not contributing to the problems of it?
Maybe listening to those who raise concerns about your political stances is how to strengthen and improve them and - if necessary- change them if they're wrong, rather than pig headed surety that we're all right and everyone else is wrong.
Political lying is dangerous
Watching clips from the tory conference has only shored up my fears that political lying is utterly normalised in the UK. The concern that we cannot trust our elected representatives to tell us the truth on issues we care about is utter madness- so why aren't more people up in arms.
In Peter Obornes book about political lying, he attributes its acceleration to Trump and Johnson. But those men take advantage of an inherent flaw in society- that many people are so desperately wedded to right wing ideology, they'd prefer lies about its efficacy over the factual truth of the damage it's done to our nations.
As this acceptance of lies arose amongst the political right, the political left should have demanded honesty- but at every turn we have fallen into the trap of the right, trying to apply a justice system and fairness rules that they operate outside of, whilst holding us to it's harshest outcomes.
The concern of where this leads is multi-faceted and grows ever nearer- so why aren't more people, more people against the tories, up in arms about it. And why is it that our only escape from the conservatives is being swaddled in the cloth of "sensible conservatism" when it's so clear that fealty to that ideology is why we're in such a mess?
Right- but what's the actual game plan fellas?
Rachel Reeves was recently on LBC answering people's questions, and after being schooled by a friend of mine who you should follow everywhere @nojustice she was asked why she was using tory policy to fight back against tory problems, to which she responded with tory rhetoric- Reeves said she wants to "grow the economy to fight inequality"- where have we heard that before? Oh yes, Liz Truss and her magic growing pie!
The time is approaching to understand the nuts and bolts of fiscal policy and stating "I want to grow the economy" is like saying "I want to do my job". We have to have a clear understanding of what fiscal changes will be made to move us past this dark period of time.
Ultimately, as I've explained several times my enemy isn't labour- it's conservatism. And if Labour continue to spout conservative talking points and rhetoric I feel within my rights to be frustrated about that in the extreme. We have to move past conservatism- so let's do that, shall we.
What if I'm right
Two weeks ago I said I wouldn't vote for a party who endorses transphobia. It's not for me to teach people why a weak stance on equality is a bad look for a political party of any stripe, plus it's a waste of time- those disingenuous enough to claim there isn't a valid, and wide point there, are fully cognisant of my reasoning- they just reject it because they fear it applies to them. But I want to pose a question in today's episode- what if I'm right? I mention labour's (at least perceived) slide into conservative viewpoints and I pose the question- what if they do mean what they say, and want to offer us a continuation of the conservatism that's brought us this low? Focusing on getting the tories out is fine and good- but ignoring the looming concern of more conservatism is to ignore the problems we'll face in the years to come, and I can't focus on the short term as the long term gets bleaker.
Standing up for what you believe in is tory enabling now, apparently.
Voting for parties who are pro minorities isn't tory enabling, it's sending a message to anti minority parties that they don't get support if they don't back minority rights and protections. The simpering folk who think UK labour showing up at pride with fancy t shirts is a sign they're pro minority are fools. Labour hasn't proved for a long time that it's on the side of LGBT+ people and I knew that if they didn't improve, it would become a wedge issue for me. Their desperation to appeal to knuckle draggers has sickened me, and those who have continued to say what they're doing is necessary fail to realise that their own inaction is what causes labour's foolish thought that this is what people want: as labour move to the right to appease bigot voters who don't like them anyway, their core base refuse to stand up to them out of fear of another tory win- labour just see this as an endorsement of bigotry so continue on, and as more minorities peel away a doubling down occurs, the same foolish "hold your nerve" rhetoric as Truss and even Sunak have been stating- but this isnt about the economy. It's about playing Russian roulette with minority rights, and we don't have to sit around and find out whether labour are firing blanks at us, or if they fully intend to let us be the casualties that help them win- if our "allies" stood with us and told labour they could get lost til they moderate their stance, labour would have no choice but to do just that. But apparently it's easier to accuse people tired of labour's crooning at bigots of being tory enablers.
Just tell the F*ing truth!!
Lying has been mainstreamed by politics, with people on the individual level convinced that they can lie and mislead with impunity- everything from why the economy is ruined to who is sleeping with who to what the passcode to a phone is- culture and politics are both sticky with lies.
Absolute must listen podcast!
Oh my this podcast is just spot on, a mix of inspiring and enraging. I am annoying myself how quickly I am getting through the backlog - must savour it for longer.
Enraged and confused
The episode I looked at began with the announcement… ‘I am a socialist’. It goes on to complain that more and more people are ‘falling out of the home ownership bracket’. Lefties are so dim!
I’m really enjoying the podcast so far! So nice to hear conversation about the things that really matter to me. Thank you Daviemoo and guests! Keep up the great work. Solidarity