I never cease to be amazed that people can attribute views to others, without asking. What is wrong with asking what a person's views are?
Well, luckily, in this case, we don't need to. Last night, on Blogger TV, she happily described herself as a "Stalinist". Let us leave aside the outrage that it would have engendered had I declared myself to be an "unashamed Hitlerist" and procede to Jane's blog statement.
I am internationalist, anti-totalitarian and pro-democracy everywhere in the world. I also love life and fun.
Well, actually, she happily described how she voted for the Iraq war because she was an "interventionalist"; Stalin was too. He happily intervened in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary and numerous other places too. So at least Jane is consistent.
But how on earth can she describe herself as a Stalinist and "anti-totalitarian and pro-democracy"? The answer is that you can't; these things are incompatible. So, Jane, as requested, I'm asking you your views: are you a Stalinist or are you anti-totalitarian and pro-democracy? Which one of your claims is the lie, Jane?
(Now, I know that, having been a politician, you are probably not very adept at telling the difference between the truth and a lie, but won't you give it a go?)
Jane also couldn't see what all the fuss what about the victory of the so-called Metric Martyrs*. I assume that Jane is probably pro-EU: are you Jane? As a NuLabour supporter one must assume that she is and this would make total sense: after all, as a Stalinist, Jane must be heartily in favour of mass-murdering, unelected bureacracies.
Actually, Jane just came over as being slightly confused and out of her depth, politically. She was in favour of central planning, but also in favour of localism. She wanted local authorities to have more power, but wanted central government to keep a hold of the purse-strings.
Increasingly, I find that I less and less time and patience for the incoherent ramblings of the Left; they seem unable to grasp that the last hundred years or so has not only shown up their ideology to be utterly morally bankrupt, no matter how they lay claim to the opposite, but also totally inefficient: it just doesn't work.
How long can these fuckwits keep closing their eyes and ignoring this very crucial fucking point?
* Their victory is not as total as you might imagine. I shall write on it later, but check out Trixy's commentary.