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Flute has started a feud within the Left over at Larva Prats with his recent post. His comments seem in roughly the same spirit as this beaut of a quote by one George Orwell from Road to Wigan Pier (except for Orwell’s snide reference to feminism which I’m sure Flute wouldn’t endorse):

The typical Socialist is not, as tremulous old ladies imagine, a ferocious-looking working man with greasy overalls and a raucous voice. He is either a youthful snob-Bolshevik who in five years time will quite probably have made a wealthy marriage and been converted to Roman Catholicism; or, still more typically, a prim little man with a white-collar job, usually a secret teetotaller and often with vegetarian leanings, with a history of Nonconformity behind him, and, above all, with a social position which he has no intention of forfeiting …

‘Socialism’ and ‘Communism’ draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, ‘Nature Cure’ quack, pacifist, and feminist in England.

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July 12, 2006 at 12:38 pm

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