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He did have a definite view of the sort of thing he liked to write, however, and reading some of it again makes it appear that maybe he was just too optimistic about things to make the Swedes sit up and take notice. One time during the war, he wrote a little script for a new radio show that he read over the air to try to explain the kind of things he had in mind when he was working on his music and his poetry. “I hate a song, he wrote, “that makes you think you’re not any good. I hate a song that makes you think you are just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing. Because you are either too old or too young or too fat or too slim or too ugly or too this or too that. . . . “I am out to sing songs that will prove to you that this is your world and that if it has hit you pretty hard and knocked you for a dozen loops, no matter how hard it’s run you down nor rolled over you, no matter what color, what size you are, how you are built, I am out to sing the songs that make you take pride in yourself and your work. And the songs that I sing are made up for the most part by all sorts of folks just about like you.” It’s good to read what an exile thinks about your country sometimes. It can make you appreciate what you have. Left Rule . . . from page 8 unless there’s an unexpected pro-Labour confidence vote in Parliament. With these, and perhaps more, hedges, it might still be argued that the Left is in a better tactical position in Britain today than in years. The leadership question for Labour under the Thatcher Terror may well decide the party’s fortunes. With Callaghan’s resignation just after the Conference, the struggle seems to be among Dennis Healey, a Rightist MP unloved by the unions, Peter Shore and John Silkin, both center/Left MPs, and, like a svengali, Tony Benn. I’d go for Benn both as a sporting wager and a philosophical choice. If the Left succeeds with its grassroots bent, the Labour Party will become an even clearer, and more attractive, alternative to the Tories than ever. It’s a risk, of course, but an uncompromising program aimed at the mass of the people, giving them economic and social control of their lives, ought to be an election day smash. The Tories would be shown for what they are: elitist, racist, anti-feminist, and generally nasty. That’ll draw a certain amount of votes, but not a majority. Or so the Left hopes. Favoring the Left in this is the natural propensity of dissenting movements and what is Labour if not dissenting? to move toward ever more radical programs. Callaghan, Williams and the others are going to have to stake their claims with the Left or sit out the future. This was already evidenced when at the Conference David Owen indicated that although he didn’t want to pull out of the EEC, and opposed the action mightily, the party and the movement came first. He was out-flanked and knew it. Leaving Blackpool I let all this whirl in my head. The car adjacent to mine on the train had been taken over by a group of punks who were singing, pretending to be priests, and more or elderly women were sitting next to me. They were livid. “We just never were raised to be like that,” one said. “But that time is long gone,” said the other. Well, yes, it’s a new world. I believe it’s an exciting one, but one in which the old solutions, both economic and social, have run their course. 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