Colin Mills: "I'm pondering is the response of the liberal-left. And all the while I hear the same phrase: "we have to respond to the legitimate concerns of...". But what if these concerns are not, in fact, legitimate? What if they are incoherent or unintelligible? What if behind the rage is just a toxic soup of muddle, misinformation, fantasy, incompatible wishes and yes, racism, fear, envy, xenophobia and nostalgia for a past that never happened? How are you going to address the "legitimate concerns" of someone who wants to close the border to all wage undercutting foreigners, put the names of foreigners who are already here on a list and restrict their access to health care, education and other public services, who at the same time wants that nice Polish lady to care for his demented mother (without it costing too much), a cheap car, cheap electronic goods and protection from foreign competition? Yes day to day politics is about compromise, but as Weber pointed out politics is also about ultimate values and sometimes you come to a point where to compromise means pretending that 2+2=5."
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