Saturday, 4 June 2016

Progressive Democrats 1

I have often been asked where my political  loyalties lie? Am I of the right, the centre or the left? The only honest answer I can give, repeating what I have previously written on this site many times over, is that the left isn't left enough. 

State-controlled governments, be they communist or capitalist, are fundamentally flawed. Anything that has at its heart a centralised administration is open to corruption. We have witnessed this several times over. Stalin's USSR; Mao's Red China, the UK, the USA and now the EU. What is required is localised democracies. They, much like a computer mainframe, are connected to the same laws that govern all but are free to administer their own affairs within the larger framework. 

Below is the first among many who that fit the bill of  Progressive Democrats. Those that will feature here over the coming months are among individuals who I believe share my ideal.

Yanis Varoufakis is a Greek economist. Briefly, he was the Minister of Finance working for the Syriza Party. His attempts to defy the EU troika met with severe disapprobation. Unable to work with the EU Varoufakis resigned his post. Varoufakis launched the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025(DiEM25). He describes himself as a 'libertarian Marxist.'


Yanis Varoufakis

"One simple, radical idea is our motivating force: to democratise Europe in the knowledge that the EU will either be democratised or it will disintegrate at a terrible cost to all.”

"Our medium-term goal is to convene a constitutional assembly where Europeans will deliberate on how to bring forth, by 2025, a full-fledged European democracy, featuring a sovereign parliament that respects national self-determination and shares power with national parliaments, regional assemblies and municipal councils"


"We are going to destroy the basis upon which they have built for decade after decade a system, a network that viciously sucks the energy and the economic power from everybody else in society."
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