[NetBehaviour] security questions?

x misnom at spell.blue
Fri Feb 24 11:49:46 CET 2017


Yesterday in stoke central constituency, there was a rather windy byelections. 

The other day, in the guardian, I noticed a clip to do with the stoke byelections -
the clips seems interesting to mention because an exchange near the end might be of a wide

The clip:

Towards the end of the clip, a local guy spells out basic "bread and butter" social and indeed
traditional left concerns to do with the welfare of people in stoke central.
As a reply, the seemingly socialist leaning Labour activist points out that indeed Corbyn has a
rather long history of addressing precisely the kind of concerns voiced.

The reply to that, was in my mind, illuminating. 
Suddenly Corbyn's record regarding the military came up as a reason Not to vote for all the
required social reforms voiced but a minute before. 

Security - or that which is perceived to be safe - became the base of all other concerns.
Indeed, when a person feels their life is under threat - a mortal threat - perhaps their
artistic, cultural, social, and indeed health and education concerns might seems rather negligible?

Is it too far fetched to consider that when a person/voter considers' a certain agenda to be vital
for their security - even if this is a Sense of being secured - then there is a likelihood they'll
indeed have a sympathy with, or even vote for, a party that will feed that very basic instinct?
(even though that party's wider agenda might not be entirely as desired. afterall, how often do we
get to vote for someone we entirely agree with?)

With the above in mind, and apologies for a rather british focus: 
people on the left call for NHS to be saved. 
The call is not for the safety and security of people's health? pension security? and so on... 
(contrast with stuff like: the security of our nation is at stake - we need to upgrade trident!)

In other words, has the security issue been given for the authoritarians to define, or is this
sense is missing something?

Cheers and all the bests!


Personally am against territoriality that stuff like "issues" and "subjects" imply. I think such
terms produce
a sense of fixed "areas" and within that, contain violence needed to "protect" the perceived
territories. However, this perception, perhaps mistakenly, seems on a different time-scale from
the question of political discourse framing.

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