#UKElection Open Thread
Can't say I know much about the electoral process there, or can even offer a fair commentary of what to expect, or frame the situation for context.
But I have been enthused by the great outpouring of folks for Jeremy Corbyn and Labour's campaign, especially the youth. It's reminiscent of Bernie's here and obviously has ramifications for a global Left to gain footing. In an increasingly sputtering world of fascist voices filling the void where the "Left" have been masquerading too long on past glories as the party of the people it's very encouraging to see another clear and concise message, given by another genuine and authentic voice that slices right through the typical massive propaganda, to rally the masses under the auspices of the 99% and the dignified humanity of Socialism.
It would appear now, despite the rancid but predictable and tired attacks in what appears to be similar tactics to the ones used here of a coordinated collusion by the mainstream corporate media against Socialist candidacies, that Corbyn is in a better position than in a long time for Labour to make the most convincing argument that the Tories' lies about the "free market" and nationalism are a dead end.
Last night I went to a public meeting held at the UAW offices in midtown Manhattan of the Socialist Alternative folks who fought a brutal battle with Amazon in Seattle and came out victorious. To me it was a bellwether of how the Left is positioned to take on corporate monopolies, Big Money and the Oligarchy and defeat them by fighting proactively with real Socialist or Marxist praxis. I'll try to write up something about it if I can.
As it is right now I'm kind of on the edge of my seat. Though not knowing the ropes well enough to have any real idea either way of how it's going to go or how to interpret the real time results, there feels like something may be underfoot. Is the moment now, in light of a staggering number of global uprisings specifically class in nature and going up against corrupt governments, that it all starts coming together with a shift in consciousness reflected in electoral results?
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