Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Big Society could be our big chance.
As details of the government's, and we had better get used to the idea of the Cleggeroons being "the government", as the details of their Big Society policy are revealed we can expect the ensuing debate to have more than it's fair share of dishonest contributions from the right and (sadly) a lot of confused rhetoric from the left. The next few years may prove to be an ideal opportunity for anarchists and the libertarian left in general to get our ideas out in the mainstream. If we can on the one hand expose the shallowness of Tory ideas about empowerment and show what real community power means and at the same time explain that socialism need not mean state socialism.... well we could make some progress for a change. Will we rise to the challenge or will we settle for another decade of cop-fight fetishism on the one hand and half baked life style choices on the other? We have some answers to some stuff. Lets not be shy when it comes to making those answers public.