[Marxism] The SWP, Respect and the united front.

Alan Bradley alanb1000 at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 4 18:34:57 MST 2007


From: mike pearn 
> That a new Mass Workers Party is needed in Britain
> I would agree but such a formation will not be
formed
> until large numbers of workers move into struggle
> with the boss class. Whether that struggle begins in
> the economic or political fields is very secondary
> what matters is that revolutionaries are part of the
> process and can help move it towards the formation
of
> a class party.
>
> The formation of Respect in no way what so ever
> conforms to the above outline of how a new Mass
> Workers Party might arise. 

That should tell you something about the outline,
shouldn't it?

You've provided us with a textbook example of
schematicism. You set up an abstract model, and then
use it to reject a real world phenomenon that doesn't
conform to it.

There are plenty of dubious things about Respect, but
the fact that it doesn't conform to a model *that
exists only in someone's head* isn't one of them.

This is the same error Louis Proyect makes, too,
although the model is different.

Alan Bradley 

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