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You'll be alright, it's not going to happen
George Soros's latest project, David Miliband, will save the day. What a guy Soros is, he's like Jesus but instead of loaves and fishes he multiplies bank notes. For the good of us all, of course.
I think this particular "tanking" is going to cause more fundamental damage than having one less holiday or changing their cars less often.
It certainly will for me.
I was assessing how much support certain narratives were attracting in the corporate media and comparing it to the last ten years or so.
If the UK economy tanks and it forces a massive paradigm shift I'll have sympathy for your family but hope for the future. A future without as much corporate dominance and endless war, and perhaps a functioning media, government and democracy.
But to be blunt, I don't care if the UK economy tanks if it means we can no longer pander to the rich; suck wealth and resources from poorer countries (containing much poorer people than ourselves, tank or no tank); prop up, support and/or arm murderous regimes; spread hatred and war; or kill thousands of innocent people directly, all in the name of corporate profit. If the economy tanking could curtail the toxic influence of the UK across the globe, it would undoubtedly be worth downgrading the family car or taking one less holiday.
I and my family have escaped the neo-liberal straightjacket.
By the way any idea that you can take the political temperature by 'look(ing) at the comments sections below many online news/opinion article' is delusional. Those realms are populated by partisan obsessives (on left and right) who live entirely within thier own ideological bubble.
That's a very pessimistic view which doesn't fit well with the numbers of young people who support Corbyn, for example.
But that aside, I genuinely believe the 'powers that be' are losing their grip on the central narrative. You only have to look at the comments sections below many online news/opinion articles to see that.
It's a shoot of hope.
To wear the straitjacket of serfdom instead.
What a choice, eh?
While I understand your point of view, I could equally state that I'm glad my daughter may now have a chance to escape the neoliberal straitjacket.
Both are perfectly valid.
I suppose it depends on which you think is more important. I'm of the opinion that one is short term thinking, the other long term, and it's the latter that will effect our children more.
Did you see this... (Troll face) https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/23/opinion/international-world/centrists-democracy.html
....assuming we don't fall out in a hard Brexit by the time we get through the inevitable endless transition he will probably be at voting age. Lots of older voters and angry middle aged men with high blood pressure who voted Brexit will have died off and all these youngsters will have to endure the shit left for them. We already have THE best deal of any nation in the EU28 and even if we only half leave we will never get that back.
It's a travesty.
( You are right in your original point, obviously....was a schoolboy error )
I agree 100%. It just doesn't help when the likes of Jukes make basic mistakes on social media that the likes of Farage/Banks can easily jump on.
......50.1% of those who vote can fundamentally change things.
But the young generation who had no vote in this farce but will have to live with the consequences while scumbags like Banks and Farage will no doubt get away with their lies deserve a chance to change this.
And 100% incorrect.