An anarchist promotes the Green Party

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Dec 3 2018 02:37
An anarchist promotes the Green Party

https://dissidentvoice.org/2018/12/come-the-green-revolution-please/

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As an anarchist I’m not much of a fan of political parties. But what should an anarchist do if a political party comes along which promotes anarchist values? I’ve waded through almost every one of the Green Party’s hundreds of policies. There are some that I’m pretty indifferent to – like Citizen’s Income, for example – but not a single one that I strongly disagree with. Individual anarchists are not going to change the world for the better, but the Green Party just might.
Battlescarred
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Dec 3 2018 11:18

Yes, and this same person was previously a member of the Labour Party. So not an anarchist. Your point is? Next!

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Dec 3 2018 15:59

Thesis: Battlescarred is Ariana Grande.

Battlescarred
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Dec 3 2018 21:09

Sorry, not down with some aspects of popular culture so I don't know WTF you mean

Battlescarred
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Dec 3 2018 21:10

Jacques Brel maybe, or Scott Walker, or Alex Harvey praps.

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Dec 3 2018 22:29

Lee Hazlewood?

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Dec 3 2018 22:33
Battlescarred wrote:
Sorry, not down with some aspects of popular culture so I don't know WTF you mean

I think they mean you make spicy, snappy comebacks. It's a compliment.

Either that or you're very good at mimicking the vocal styles of a wide range of singers.

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Dec 3 2018 22:38

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl1aHhXnN1k

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Dec 4 2018 00:50
Battlescarred wrote:
Jacques Brel maybe, or Scott Walker, or Alex Harvey praps.

Englebert Humperdinck. Never seen them in the same room...

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Dec 4 2018 01:15
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I think they mean you make spicy, snappy comebacks. It's a compliment.

Either that or you're very good at mimicking the vocal styles of a wide range of singers.

That’s pretty damned snappy in itself! Well done.

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Dec 4 2018 04:29

Think they'll join the SBGB next?

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Dec 4 2018 15:52

The contradiction in the OP is as stupid and/or opportunist as when a certain SPGB member claimed on here a few years ago that it was time to

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finally accept the SPGB as the parliamentary political wing of anarchism. - jjohnstone
https://libcom.org/forums/announcements/left-unity-impossible-dream-05092013#comment-524741
Battlescarred
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Dec 4 2018 18:50

What a pile of shite

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Dec 4 2018 18:53

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqx5j-FuqeI

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Dec 4 2018 19:27
Battlescarred wrote:

What a pile of shite

It is bad.

ajjohnstone
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Dec 5 2018 05:59

I posted the link without comment but as information in what is passing for an anarchist these days. I also thought some may have come across the author before.

But apparently, i must have possessed an ulterior motive being a sinister member of the SPGB who talks of common ground and shared ideas with various groups and individuals on this discussion list and have a broad attitude of rapprochement with the Thin Red Line...oh, what a dogmatic sectarian i must be. But yes, i plead guilty of believing we are indeed the parliamentary wing of libertarian communism and holding such a position may appear paradoxical to some here.

If the author chooses to join the SPGB he will require to pass a test and if he still held those opinions on the Green Party, he would not be accepted...if he was a member and expressed those views, he would face expulsion.

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Dec 5 2018 08:06

What about if Ariana Grande wanted to join the SPGB tho.

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Dec 5 2018 10:59

Forgot how much I love Alex Harvey. Time to replay my SAHB back catalogue.

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Dec 5 2018 12:46
R Totale wrote:
What about if Ariana Grande wanted to join the SPGB tho.

If she does that’s yet another reason for me not to. Anyhow, as it stands there’s way more chance of her joining than me.

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Dec 5 2018 18:55
Serge Forward wrote:

Forgot how much I love Alex Harvey. Time to replay my SAHB back catalogue.

Not bad Serge, but this one takes some beating...

https://youtu.be/LhrxVUXx_6g

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Dec 5 2018 19:19

Aye, good stuff. Was Alex Harvey ever in the SPGB I wonder? (Just to stay on topic.)

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Dec 5 2018 19:24

No, The Natural Law Party - the obvious choice for faith healers.

https://youtu.be/438UKM1Av1g

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Dec 5 2018 20:14
R Totale wrote:
What about if Ariana Grande wanted to join the SPGB tho.

unconditional critical military (not political) support

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Dec 5 2018 21:46
ajjohnstone wrote:
If the author chooses to join the SPGB he will require to pass a test and if he still held those opinions on the Green Party, he would not be accepted...if he was a member and expressed those views, he would face expulsion.

I don't know how that author passed the test to be an anarchist. Maybe they just wrote Jacques Brel for every question and got in that way.

battlescared, I'm assuming you've heard all the Scott Walker Brel covers, I made a CD of them with the orginials for my mum a few years back, she's a big Scott Walker fan, now a Jacques Brel fan too.

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Dec 6 2018 06:24

Of course, Scott does great English language covers of Jacky's songs