Fringe-event

seeing a lot of people make the point that liberals, when faced with the option of socialism or fascism will choose fascism but it’s worse than that. what we’re seeing in the uk is that liberals will choose fascism over fucking *mild* social democracy. 

you have guardian ‘centre leftists’ making excuse after excuse about how the left is too mean to them on twitter or some pointless shit so they’re going to vote for the Sensible Theresa May when in reality they are just far more comfortable with may’s fascist rhetoric than corbyn’s call to fully renationalise the nhs or pay people livable wages.

there was a guardian article about the world transformed, momentum’s fringe event at the labour conference and in it the journalist basically spoke to all these young activists about why they want to change the world and how they’re going to do it and ended the article with what amounted to ‘but what about people like me who don’t want the world to change?’ like if that doesn’t sum up the guardian and liberals i don’t know what does. imagine talking to people who clearly represent the feelings of a majority of people who find the current situation unsurvivable and your takeaway being ‘this is a bit scary for people like me who get paid 6 figures to write articles.’ 

these people are not on our side and never will be. we need to just start bypassing them completely and stop looking to them for approval.

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Scenes from CPAC 2017

Conservatives are all smiles this week at an annual convention in Washington, celebrating President Donald Trump’s win, but beneath the surface lurk tensions central to how Republicans will govern in the next two years and the 2018 election outlook.

At the four-day Conservative Political Action Conference, once a fringe event that is now decidedly in the Republican mainstream, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will drop by to help fire up an estimated 10,000 activists in attendance.

Known as CPAC, the event is being held at a new MGM resort and casino located in Maryland, just outside Washington. So Trump, a former casino developer, should feel at home, despite certain unresolved differences with many of his hosts over issues such as trade, taxes and small government. (Reuters)

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