Democracy is perhaps a more present example.
The general trend over the last century in the West is to have increasing democracy, and that has been mostly to the good. Does it follow then that we should favour lowering the age of voting, proportional representation, more frequent elections, or the use of referenda? Not at all. Some of those policies may be desirable, but they ought to be supported on their merits. It's not enough to say that they are progressive.
I dislike the term "progressive" in politics, because I don't believe that there history has a path, one in which we either move forward (good) or backwards (bad).
History seems much more to me like a pendulum. At one point in time it tends towards one unhealthy extreme, then there is a correction, then it tends towards a different unhealthy extreme.
I'm here to follow, learn, share and debate. I'll probably toot more in spanish, but I could do it also in english and I also can speak french. These are some of my interests:
Estoy aquí para seguir, aprender, compartir y debatir. Probablemente tootee más en español pero puede que lo haga también en inglés, y puedo igualmente hablar francés. Éstos son algunos de mis intereses:
Reminder to UK folks that registering to vote is a small part of the toolkit for resistance, and that the vote registration deadline is tonight. Register if you haven't yet. Master's tools and all that, but it's still something you can do that could improve the lives of people in the immediate future.
Registrations per day is currently occurring at a higher rate than the that in the election in which the Tories lost their majority and Labour gained 30 seats, back in June 2017. Yesterday's total, for instance, is 177% more than the number of signups for the equivalent day in the 2017 elections, and the preceding days show a similar trend. The majority of these are young people, as is usually the case.
From the folks who brought you the Panama Papers: the China Cables, a leaked "telegram" that is essentially a manual to running the massive Xinjiang Uyghur internment camps. The documents also reveal a system of automated mass surveillance.
This is an #introduction post...kinda.
Hit me up with your #pinebookpro toots. Mine is on order and I'm looking forward to getting it.
I toot a lot about #politics, especially of the leftist sort.
“In the year 2050, I will be 56 years old; yet, right now, the average age of this 52nd Parliament is 49 years old,” said Chlöe Swarbrick, a member of the #NewZealand #Parliament, emphasizing that the burden of dealing with a #ClimateCrisis will fall on her generation and those who come after.
#Britain’s general #election campaign is squarely focused on the UK leaving the #EU. But persuasive voices say the climate 'is the election priority'.
The UK posed as a #climate #leader but was “way, way behind” what was needed and did not have the policies in place to reach its own target of #net #zero #emissions by 2050.
This is because of the clear binary fallout of the ballot. Either it will see the #UK set firmly on the road to a #net #zero #carbon society within 20 years, giving us a fighting chance of avoiding the worst of #ClimateBreakdown, or it will plunge the country into a distracting free-market bun fight that will doom our descendants to a #hothouse hell.