53430Re: The NSW Labor conference
- May 2, 2008"luke weyland" wrote:
> Bob,This question is presumably rhetorical. Your answer is "yes". Bob's
> Don't you think its time that all decent minded people who value
> public ownership, ... to look elsewhere?
is "no". We already know this.
More to the point, however, Bob's original article pointed out that
there was a real conflict within the ALP over privatisation. That's
Unfortunately, in this context, and at this moment in time,
advocating "looking elsewhere" is advocating conceding defeat in this
conflict. You are advocating retreat, and guaranteed defeat.
This isn't particularly sensible politics.
Of course we shouldn't expect much or anything from the ALP, and we
shouldn't be afraid to say that, but in the present situation we
definitely have a horse in the race in the ALP struggle - we want the
anti-privatisation forces to win. To win, they have to fight.
Advocating that they stop fighting isn't helpful.
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