- Feb 3, 2004
And all this means what, exactly? The actual left is way more versed in coalition building and working with people who don't share their views than the right. Give me one example of coalition building on the right, or where the right have ceded ground on anything? I think these ideas about aggression and disagreements are overblown, because really, the issue of leftist politics is the solidarity that once existed has been dismantled by the right and its attacks on unions etc. And its a problem that white folk expect minorities to take positions that go against their interests for the sake of the common good - see Keir Starmer. Also, the problem is that both-sides-ing this whole debate is never going to work - its never going to make lasting social justice changes.
And if you think that the divisions in this country haven't always existed in some form, and that they are easy to heal, I think you're wrong.
I think you just need to remember that your opinion is just that - your opinion. You’re talking about a very complicated situation and you don’t have all the answers.
Also you talk about coalitions and yet you are completely closed to opposing opinions and quite defensive about your own- which is a bit of a dichotomy really...
having just read this thread I do feel like this is a bit of a slap in the face to someone who was actually giving you lots of information and ideas in response to your initial posts where you said yourself you weren’t sure how to organise all the thoughts you had?