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Punching the air isn't something I do very often, even less so when I'm immersed in a good book, but I found myself doing this on more than one occasion reading 'How Soon Is Now', so poignant and relevant are its theories, examples, conclusions and calls to action, chiming with a lot of my own recent thinking and Campfire's emergent values and principles too.
So what is going on with Momentum? As Labour becomes ever more sectarian, so too, it seems, is the left flank, the part of Labour that was set up to keep things moving for Corbyn once he was elected leader of the party. Whilst others are already talking about splits in the movement, as hard liners attempt to wrestle power from those who are searching for a more broad-based movement that can exist under one umbrella
We have come to be danced
Not the pretty dance
Not the pretty pretty, pick me, pick me dance
But the claw our way back into the belly
Of the sacred, sensual animal dance
The unhinged, unplugged, cat is out of its box dance
The holding the precious moment in the palms
Of our hands and feet dance.