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BARBARA JORDAN WAS A DEMOCRAT

By Pete Moore On January 25th, 2021

The British Left was once concerned with the plight of the working class, the low paid and the unemployed. Granted their prescriptions only intensified  any problems they tried to address, but they knew why their movements existed.

So it was over there. These few seconds from Barbara Jordan seem to come from another planet. In fact they come from a time when the Left actually cared about the poor and Foundational Black Americans, a time before parties became slaves to rich donors demanding cheap labour. It’s unthinkable that anyone on the Left on either side of the Atlantic would speak (correctly) like this today –

 

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