Friday, April 15, 2016

Amazing Grace

Recently I watched the movie Amazing Grace. It's about the slavery abolitionist movement in England. At one point, when the movement was gaining momentum in Parliament, those legislators opposed said ok, sure, we'll do it, but gradually and incrementally knowing full well that it meant delaying to overcome the initiative. It reminded me of Clinton's same tactic about so-called incremental change on major issues like minimum wage, healthcare, Wall Street regulation and so on. 

Btw, while slavery as the literal ownership of another was abolished, it was only incremental in that most of us are wage slaves under capitalism. So indeed this is what 'practical' incrementalism gets us. With pretty much the same oligarchs as owners.

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