Sunday, 19 September 2010

Plaid Cymru was Distributist...


...before it was transmogrified into something hideously Pinko-Liberal/Socialist.

"[Saunders] Lewis strove for the stability and well-being of Welsh-speaking communities, decried both capitalism and socialism and promoted what he called perchentyaeth; a policy of 'distributing property among the masses'."


John Davies, A History of Wales, Penguin, 1994, ISBN 0-14-014581-8, Page 591

3 comments:

Moses Mordecai Levi said...

Bolshevism from Russia post 1917 swept away many alternatives, such as Distributivism, "Municipal Socialism", and Syndicalism, all non marxist elements of them, all part of the plan.

Anonymous said...

he also advocated less of a reliance on industrial and emphasised the need to concentrate on agriculture, some, mainly marxists who have a vested interest alongside their capitalist boss class co-horts, would denounce such sentiment as neglecting the welfare of the 'working class' whilst neglecting to draw peoples attention to the fact that the population of Wales would not have seen such a large increase were it not for others from other lands who sought employment in such industry.

The situation in Wales is mirrored in Cornwall and the fate of both countries today is that they are considered a 'holiday paradise.'

Anonymous said...

Many in the original Plaid considered Saunders as one of the crachach and, of course he was!


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