Re: 2019 UK General Election
Thanks for the article and yes it connects some dots. For example the miners in Sedgefield & those in Pennsylvania. The very blue collar workers who were the foundation of both Labour & Democrat party bases. In the NEW Left, those folks aren't welcome or I'll say they don't FEEL welcome. The NEW Left is all about GREEN and so mining is very much a nonstarter, then there's the lack of diversity and I'm sure cultural traditions of the area which mean they are socially conservative mainly, they aren't worried about intersectionality or privilege or transgender what have you...they want jobs, a paycheck, some security for themselves and their families...that what speaks to them. Trump very pro fracking and oil/natural gas production so he's put those folks to work, put money in their pockets, and that means the world to those folks, they feel useful to society...it's why those votes changed Labour to Tory and Democrat to Republican.
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Socialism doesn't speak to a large group of people that haughty effete lefties ASSUME it does. Socialism speaks to posh city folk who feel guilty that they have so much and never had to work for it themselves. Immigrants from real honest to God socialist nations, they left for a reason, young blue collar workers don't want excessive taxes being pulled from their wages, nor do they want their jobs lost due to their companies having the shit taxed out of them, and entrepreneurs they aren't huge on having the shit taxed out of them either.
Labour in the UK lost the working class, but gained the woke. And that will give the party sleepless nights over the coming months and years. It was their worst defeat since 1935.
That right there is EXACTLY what I'm talking about. Get woke go broke.
"Drown in a vat of whiskey.....death where is thy sting?" - W.C. Fields.