The low bar

What an extraordinarily low bar for a politician to garner my support: To represent the interests of the powerless majority against the might of the powerful few, to have a moral compass (or even just know what morals are), a concept of fairness, a belief in the power of a socially cohesive society and values that put the majority of ordinary people before, not only greed, but the profit of unaccountable transnational corporations. A belief in the public sphere and public good before private accumulation. And, dare it be said: empathy, compassion and at least an aspiration to the highest levels of humanity. If that is too much then we are truly lost.

Greed and power are universal facets of humanity just as much as empathy and compassion. Alternative possibilities for human organisation need to bear this in mind.