Friday, 27 October 2017

Animus in Consulendo Liber

Anger that at a recent Young Labour policy conference, delegates voted to accept a motion that called for withdrawal from NATO. Would that be this NATO? The one that is also this NATO?

Just as economic equality benefits everyone, but the fight to secure and defend it is properly led by those who suffer most as a result of its absence, namely the working class, so international peace benefits everyone, but the fight to secure and defend it is properly led by those who suffer most as a result of its absence, namely the working class and the youth.

The youth were right about the First World War. They were right about the Vietnam War. They were right about the Iraq War. And they will be right many more times yet. They are certainly right to oppose continued membership of an Alliance that actively sanitises Nazi collaborators in the past while, in the present, committing us to the defence of the Islamist regime in Turkey.

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