Liberal Democrats backer$ in the US
by Jerome Armstrong, Tue Apr 19, 2005 at 07:19:28 PM EDT
I'm not predicting an electoral shift toward the LD's (the cards are stacked against that sort of thing), but it's plain to see that in terms of holding a worldview that believes in things global, inclusive, fair, and yet libertarian in principle, the Liberal Democrats of the UK share our transformational worldview.
Now, some of the more astute might say that whole statement above is too simplistic, and it is-- worldviews are very simplistic. And yet, in their simplicity, they hold the power to sway the masses-- ask Ronald Reagan (btw, I'm reading "Reagan's Revolution", about his '76 challenge to the Ford. It's good stuff for the race junkies, if from a believer's pov). What John Kerry and Al Gore lacked in '04 and '00 wasn't just a narrative. True, they could have just went with an attack-narrative, as the Republicans practice, and Begala advocated, and that might have worked. Deeper than the lack of a narrative though, the problem stems from the lack of a coherent worldview, and I firmly believe that the basis for the next political worldview is global in vision-- yes, there is a 'global test', and in the UK, the Liberal Democrats pass that test. So yea, I'd gladly chip in to send a few dollars to help elect the democratic wing in the UK.