Left Wing Atheists

A forum for meaningful dialogue between people affiliated to or supportive of left wing politics....communism/socialism/anarchism/syndicalism etc. It's essentially meant to be an anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist forum.

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Comment by TNT666 on October 28, 2010 at 7:46pm
Loved it. I too believe our capitalistic world would be entirely different without corporations, corporate rights, corporate welfare and stock exchanges...
Comment by Objection on October 28, 2010 at 7:41pm
Have you guys watched the documentary "The Corporation" (2004)?
Comment by Aaron S. (USA) on October 28, 2010 at 6:57pm
We'll just break into one of the Fox News stations. They're not doing any news, anyway, right? :P
Comment by Rudy V Kiist on October 28, 2010 at 6:27pm
1st things 1st, Aaron....need your own TV/news station before you do that, don't ya? (^_-)
Comment by TNT666 on October 27, 2010 at 9:13pm
Ha, I totally missed the humour side of that! I'm not even sure whether today's Tea baggers know anything at all about the Boston Tea Party. So switching from a British/Chinese black tea, to a Japanese green tea.. hmm not sure people who know their history would see anything funny there... But perhaps in a landscape without understanding of the Boston Tea Party, maybe youth could find a "green" tea party OR a "green tea" party amusing. Who knows?
Comment by Aaron S. (USA) on October 27, 2010 at 9:02pm
Well, I was just thinking that it seems there's a whole lot of unrest in the USA, a whole lot of people who are very upset with the way the country's being run, but at the same time it seems like conservatives are the only ones visibly, vocally agitating for change. In the process, they're promoting a lot of bad economics and bad politics. Why shouldn't leftists be having "Tea Parties" instead of conservatives?

As for the name, from what I've seen the Green Party is the only thing resembling an option for leftists outside the Democrats, assuming you want a snowball's chance of getting elected. Plus, there's no such thing as "commie tea", but there definitely is green tea. Hosting some "Green Tea Parties" just seemed like a way to raise visibility of the left's perspective on things.

Here in Utah, while most people probably wouldn't listen, I think the problem has more to do with ignorance than anything, especially with young people; when I talk to people my age about politics, most of them just haven't ever heard of the Pentagon Papers, or why private business could actually NOT be efficient, or what corporate imperialism is, and so on, but when I give them a few links, they'll read them, and then say "Wow! I had no idea! Thanks for sharing this!" So, speaking from my perspective as a young person in a conservative area, it seems like visibility is the main issue for leftists, and if we had some Tea Party parody to run, maybe it'd get a little media attention.
Comment by TNT666 on October 27, 2010 at 8:33pm
There was a short period of time in the late 80s where being a "green" included having left wing ideas, but that time has pretty much gone. Because "green" politics usually places the environment ahead of unions and workers, these factions have pretty much recinded any connections to "green" politics. And I agree with this. The Green Party leitmotiv is usually "Not Left or Right but ahead." Personally I think a major turn in politics to accommodate environmental preservation would indeed create a huge change in the job market, but not necessarily for the worse, as jobs would switch from one sector to another.

Unless you meant something entirely different by "Green Tea Party"?
Comment by Aaron S. (USA) on October 27, 2010 at 5:12pm
This is just an odd thought that occurred to me - wouldn't it be a neat idea if leftists in the USA organized a Green Tea Party?
Comment by Vangelis Stamatopoulos on October 26, 2010 at 5:50am
My old man is a big commo. I'm more left leaning. I certainly don't think the revolution will come to Australia as my old man still thinks!
Comment by TNT666 on October 23, 2010 at 8:27pm
The French problem with illegal immigrants is entirely different than in most countries as their's is colonialism related. There also seems to be a tendancy to call anyone against hijabs etc in public are racist. That is entirely not true. But any religion being displayed in public gets my ire up. I don't know about the right-wing movement in the other countries. But most Frenchmen I know are not racist, they simply are against having a great culture taken over by religious zealouts.

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