November 30, 2010 – 3:00 pmFrom Nick Le Cornu.
THERE was a time when a critical letter like that from John Boothman (JEP, 27 November) would have sent progressives scattering for cover. The humiliation, the curtailed career prospects, the shame, the ostracism of friends, the averted gaze on
Now, such a letter inspires not repentance, but only the sort of sympathy extended to an old war horse pricking up its ears at the sound of the bugle. One last moment of glory before the dream fades.
It is funny how every time trade unionists, progressives and workers stop bickering and get themselves organised as an effective opposition, the aristocrats of wealth start to get worried. Clearly the recent rally at
The rally at
Shifting the burden of taxation to the poorer half of the population is a measure that will see income and wealth inequality surge. Opposing the cuts in public services and rises in GST is not a craven act of self-interest, but rather an essential defensive strategy for working people and their families against the erosion of living standards.
Yes, John, you are correct. The workers are revolting and they are heading your way.