CHURCH AND STATE
A liberal democracy, such as exists in England,
Is effectively a compromise between church and state,
The Conservatives aligned with the Protestant Church,
Left-wing parties aligned with the socialist State,
A kind of political tug-of-war ensuing
Between the two which, however, is never resolved,
There being no will on the Left for a state absolutism,
All parties implicated in the atomic relativity
Of a liberal democracy.
The Labour Party may be anti-democratic in essence,
But only within the relative context of liberalism,
Not on any absolute basis.
Conversely, the Liberal Democrats, while being
In essence democratic, are more radically so
Than their Liberal forerunners.
Being democratic does of course imply
One's favouring a mixed, and hence relative, economy,
Whether in terms of a balance between
The private and public sectors, as in Liberalism,
Or in terms of an oscillation between the private
And public sectors, as in Liberal Democracy,
Whereas the 'anti-democratic' Labour Party
Have traditionally favoured the public sector alone,
And thus endeavoured to nationalize
As much as possible whilst in office,
In contrast to the privatizing Tories,
With whom they were in bitter conflict.
If capitalism and Protestantism slot together,
Then so do socialism and communism,
But the democratic socialists aren't nearly
As communist as left-wing Marxists, who are
Outside the pale of the liberal compromise -
Upholders of a state absolutism.