You asked us about what 'compassionate conservatism' or any other phrase uttered (new labor anyone?, third way?) means? You answered it right here - possiblism. The rank principle-free compromise please no one power seeking cauldron of modern politics.
: Did the Abolitionists call for less whipping, better beds and shorter working hours for slaves? then why should we call for the like for wage-slaves? To do so accepts the right of teh wage-slave to be thus- we cannot accept that.
Apart from the nonsense of wage slavery your principle is correct. I'll give you a brownie point for internal consistency.
: I was once a possiblist, a Labourite (libertarian socialist), but I realised, eventually, that all these running battles are pointless, unless we rid oursaelves of teh main cause.
You got it the wrong way round. the running battles werent seeking a socialist end at all, but they were seeking simply to gain from others in terms of power and status. It was never intended to go anywhere.
: Green Values aren't worth a damn unless they have a decent system to enact them- and if teh greens are serious about their values, they should only have one policy- instead of a battery of legal reforms to be made via the state, they should simply enact direct local and full democracy- a revolutionary platform. As it is they are dooming themselves to failure.
Crumbs....youre right about that. you know the libertarian party is showing signs of woollyness. they get regular kickings from members though, principle works both ways.
: There is another self-fulfilling prophecy, one that makes socilaism possible itself, and that is to renounce reform, and campiagn and vote solely for socialism.
Very true. Wont happen though, but true.