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“Dig in comrades, we are at least 20 years from socialism! Demand very small reforms from a Democratic party that utterly despises you! Repress your Utopianism it makes the electorate in your head feel sad!POLICE ARE HERE TO STAY” Really catching history on the wing so inspiring
Name dropping the iconic Black poet Linton Kwesi Johnson (“Inglan is a Bitch”) as I straight face argue that Priti Patel’s UK Border Nation is now relieved of the bad old days of systemic racism. I was expecting something terrible, but this is brutal brutal trolling
I really love the word ‘scutoid’ and even more so the idea of it being not a single shape but a kind of shape-logic Scutoid: Discovering a New Shape https://t.co/uHCZB8oXpe via @YouTube
Imagine being a historian, teaching history to other people, and when someone challenges you on the relationship of ‘rights’ to histories of slavery and settler colonialism, and whether they really are the benchmark of socialist struggle, this is your answer
So weird watching the platypus-spiked-jacobin anti woke formation take shape. Remember seeing a plummy mouthed platypus guy at an anti-cap conference a decade ago just lambasting everyone in the room for being phoney left etc. and thinking who the fuck is this complete joker?
Fuck off with this shoddy sentimentality. It is a job. It is a job. It is a job. It is unfortunate that so many intellectuals on the left are so hungry for respectability that they play to the most shallow sentiments
Finding the post-corbyn ‘StaY WiTh tHe paRty’ takes fascinating, like this one, which effectively uses ‘trots’ as a cipher for those that choose to centralise ‘grassroots struggle’ and confuses a ‘580,000 strong mass organisation’ (that elected... Starmer) for a ‘grass roots’