- Character assassination works. Jeremy Corbyn is not a racist antisemite. Boris Johnson is. Corbyn lost votes because of well-publicized lies; Johnson did not.
- Bullies are popular, even among the people they are bullying.
Time to change our strategies. We need to fight bullying and character assassination, and that will be the subject of at least one more post.
And, 100 years after the failure of the Second International to unify against World War I, nationalism still trumps class consciousness. Many people don't vote for bread and butter, even when they're starving.