True compassion, is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.
— Martin Luther King
My Political Views
I am a far-left social libertarian
Left: 8.35, Libertarian: 4.89
Political Spectrum Quiz
Woohoo! So far-left it’s almost off the scale.
We all have our vices. And we can all decide what we are willing to stomach - if we didn’t want sexist, racist, transphobic, heterosexist, fatphobic, disablist, classist material to be in our media, we would literally have to stop consuming all media. Yet that does not mean that when our so-called allies fuck up, just because they’ve been good in the past, they are free from the criticism we regularly lob at people we don’t consider our allies.
She said you’re so obsessed, you’re becoming a bore.
— Laid- James
What on earth does all the talk about “fighting capitalism” mean, if the forms of alienation that hold capitalism together are reproduced in “revolutionary” organisations?
war kills people from the inside out sometimes
“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”
i think i’ve posted this before but it’s so powerful
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Following on from the handling of the recent rape allegations, I am leaving the Socialist Worker’s Party.
I joined the SWP to fight for socialism & women’s liberation whilst fighting against racism, homophobia and attacks on people from an establishment set out on exploitation. This recent incident has not been dealt with in a way consistent to these principles & the restrictions which have been put in place to shut down debate means the only viable way of rejecting this is to leave.
This self-protecting, uncritical attitude is a renowned bureaucratic behaviour; I believe socialist organizations should put the compassionate, fair treatment of people, both internally and externally, at the forefront of the way they operate. Without this grounding, the focus narrow focus of meeting goals may inadvertently lead to people getting hurt, which I believe most people want to avoid. I intend to stay involved with political activism however it feels disingenuous now, to do this as part of the SWP.
Product name explains consequences of consumption.
I was reading in the paper that you should eat several small meals throughout the day. It perked me up, as I’ve just had 6 in the past hour.
— An e-mail sent into Paul O’Grady’s radio show.