Why don’t the British ever (ever, ever) learn about socialism?

More trenchant comment on Crewe (and Nantwich.) The British flirt with stalinism, then get exasperated by its disasters (for them) and throw it out (again) but then they let it back in. Why don’t we trash all their hard disks and sack all their academics in the meantime?


5 responses to “Why don’t the British ever (ever, ever) learn about socialism?

  1. It’s funny, I was thinking about this the other day. If all goes well, the Conservatives will get a result at the next election. And just as the Labour MPs have no appetite to oust their leader, they’ll also struggle to find the appetite to reform their party into something electable again. If, or when, the Conservatives get political brain-fade, and the Labour can muster up enough talent to seriously challenge them, then they might dust of the D:Ream cassettes and start all over again. I mean it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way if the Conservatives can anticipate Labour’s game plan, or political direction, but that is the state of play from what I can see.

  2. It’s not just the British. All over the world people fail to learn the lesson that socialism fails wherever and whenever it is tried. The trouble is that it sounds like a good idea. Therefore people convince themselves that because they are so modern and clever that their application of a bunk system will work where those bumbling fools of yesteryear failed. Not because the system is fundamentally unworkable, but because those old duffers were stoopid or that the ‘new’ socialism is so much better.
    We will never be rid of the socialist menace and so we will be doomed to the endless cycle of failure and painful remedy.

  3. theraffishdandy

    The flaw in the premise is, of course, that the party in government are further to the right than any other mainstream party on many main issues. The Labour Party are as near to socialism as I am to becoming the Queen of Sweden.

  4. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation :) Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Microbiology!!

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