Originally posted on Politics & History:
The poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer, this much we know and it was ever thus. This is not going to change, not until we alter the direction of discourse in society. If you listen to any debate now in the media or in the house of commons involving, we are told, separate political paradigms the debate they have is not worthy of the word.
For example when Ed Miliband calls for full employment and growth he is committing himself to the cause of exploitation and defining the entire population by their exchange value as workers. There is no radicalism in this and there is no progress, it is a capitulation to the entrenched narrative of our time that must contain no dissent and no bravery.
When a member of parliament says that people who run food banks or volunteer in nursing homes deserve credit it…
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