I read that the Labour Party in the UK feels that for the first time it is able to dedicate itself to the interests of the working class, having got rid of its right wingers. Its assertion, "it’s not the triumph of a fringe, but the expulsion of a fringe" got me thinking. I began to wonder who’s who, in that context, here at home. I have often wondered at the purpose of politics and the cause and effect of democracy. What defines our core? Who are our majority, really? Who is aligned? What do they want? After paying for the holidays and the first term of school fees, everyone is a bit broke. I find people nervous, despite the promise of a new dawn. There’s been serious change and more is coming. We may be at the beginning of our enduring prosperity. We may, at last, answer the call to unity, to overcome the apartness we still live in. We may finally all stand together to fight the pitfalls we’ve experienced from being apart, the fragility of our apartness so obvious in the failures ...

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