Friday the 13th, Vae Victis -woe to the vanquished.

I am left wing. Let me explain what that means. The term comes from a reference to the French National Assembly (1789-91) where the nobles sat on the president’s right and the commons (commoners) to the left.

I am also part of the proletariat, Proletarri in Ancient Rome, Roman citizens who owned little or no property.

I am working class and allowed to put an X on a piece of paper every four or five years and told this is called democracy. My seat in the French National Assembly would be as far to the left as I could get from Boris Johnson.

Our democracy has given his class a mandate to rule for five years. I see that as an expression of the collective misery of our lives.   

Scotland, as a nation, once again, has overwhelmingly rejected the right wingers, but to little or no avail.

Vae victis – woe to the vanquished, for much shall be given to those that have much and what little we have will be taken away.  

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