Earlier today Redline reached a total of 600,000 views since we began in June 2011. This is a modest total, but not bad for a hardcore marxist blog at the arse-end of the world, and based in perhaps the most apolitical country in the world.
One, moreover, in which middle class liberalism casts its shadow – and its dead weight – over everything, including much of the left. Anti-Toryism supercedes anti-capitalism; ‘kiwi nationalism’ supercedes proletarian internationalism; dull reformism supercedes revolutionary politics; self-ID politics supercedes liberatory politics (entitled blokes’ claims – gender self-ID – supercedes women’s liberation, etc); victim culture supercedes revolutionary/emancipatory confidence; etc etc.
Anyway, after the number of views dipping down by 10% between 2016 and 2017, we rose up in 2018 to just a few thousand below the peaks of 2015 and 2016, and now 2019 looks like being easily our best year yet.