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Saturday, May 30, 2009

New contribution by Left Focus reader, Adam Ford

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Dear readers;  

The following is a message by Adam Ford: a regular reader of 'Left Focus'.  Adam has written a sometimes-humorous, sometimes-serious piece on the culture of the Left.  There are elements of his entry I disagree with. While I think that we need to go beyond impenetrable jargon to get new people into progressive politics, I don't think there's anything wrong with building a 'movement'.  (you'll see the point of this when you read Adam's blog)   Take the example of 'Get Up!' - and it's potential to mobilise for change.   If I'm misinterpreting, Adam - you're welcome to correct me.  :-)    Other aspects of Adam's entry I agree with.  For instance I feel too often on the Left participants are pressured to accept one doctrine or another - in entirety and without exception - or risk exclusion.    To conclude, though - it's a good read...  Readers are welcome to follow the link to Adam's blog - and to comment there.  Commentary is welcome here also.

sincerely,

Tristan


Hi left focus folks.

Just letting you know I have my own blog. And I've got some hopefully feather-ruffling stuff up there now entitled "I heart Andrew Bolt - or, what's wrong with the Left - part one". Come have a look, and I'd be interested in constructive feedback.

http://bloodonthewombat.blogspot.com/


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