sb123 Posted August 19, 2020 Share Posted August 19, 2020 I see a few posts on here from people who are anti-establishment/anti-Zionist etc but hold conservative or right-wing (in the most basic sense) views; I just wondered why that was? I have always classed myself as a hardcore socialist, yet find it hard to align with any political party or people in particular, because of how the left has been hijacked over the years. My priorities are just to have a fair society with equality of opportunity, rights for workers, stronger unions, investment in the NHS/housing/welfare etc. I would most align with the likes of Tony Benn/Dennis Skinner/more historically, Attlee/Bevan. Now I am in my 20s, I grew up in South Yorkshire, which is a) one of the poorest parts of the country, and b) an area run by the most bent & twisted figures I’ve come across - look at the likes of Rotherham Council & the figures inside, and the likes of South Yorkshire Police who, apart from their national scandals (Hillsborough, Orgreave, grooming scandal which still goes on now) I could reel off countless stories about. This through my life has fuelled my hatred for the establishment and authority (but I take the view it needs reform & these bent fuckers need throwing out rather than all this ‘defund the police’ shite) I just feel so disillusioned by these other so called ‘left wingers’ and in particular the Labour Party. I am surrounded by middle class, champagne socialists who are all BLACK LIVES MATTER and LGBTQ+ RIGHTS and rant on about all this shit, but you’d never catch them on a protest about how many children are in poverty, how many people sleep rough & are killed by homelessness, how there is a housing and benefit crisis in this country. I guess they have had never had to live through that or experience those issues first hand so it’s not exactly high on their agenda, so they have to find something to feel offended about. I guess that’s what the Labour Party is now made up of. Truth be told, I could not give a fuck about “BLM” and all this “I identify as ____” crap because I don’t care if you’re black, white, gay, straight, I just see people as people and within reason have a general view of respect for all. many people have been corrupted & blinded by this evil agenda that runs the world, or have just fully sold themselves out.. What has happened to the left? Are there people here who feel the same? If people have right wing views, why is that - has that always been the case? It frustrates me that I find myself people agreeing with the ‘alt-right’ and figures relating to this movement more than I would want to stand with some of these left-wing lunatics; no wonder people see us as the ‘loony left’. Is there any way back to traditional left views or has the cult infiltrated and diverted people from the true sense of being a socialist? Appreciate anyone’s inputs and thoughts... cheers for the read 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.