Fwd: Questions concerning the SWP.

Justin Schwartz jschwart at freenet.columbus.oh.us
Thu Feb 15 14:02:53 MST 1996


You could also join Solidarity. Where are you located? I'll find you the
closet contact. The YSA isn't as bad as the Sparts, contrary to what
someone suggested, but they are cultish. --Justin

On Thu, 15 Feb 1996, boddhisatva wrote:

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> 		Mr. Dean,
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> 	I don't know much about this group but I know quite a little about
> the sectarian weirdness on this group.  Don't run!  Don't Flee!  Talk to
> these people, get to know them, even join the group if you don't find them
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> 	THEN, you can do something no leftists ever seem to be able to do -
> join another group.  Join the IWW, or the CP, or the ISO, or the C of C.
> Join them all, keep your mind open, argue your points, try and influence the
> platforms, and try and promote unity among people with legitimate
> disagreements.
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> 	The dumbest thing you could do, in my opinion, would be to sacrifice
> something as important as Marxism to your disdain of cliquishness. If they
> are a clique, then they should be ashamed of themselves, and you should shame
> them.  With so few Marxists in the world, party loyalty is hardly something
> to be proud of.  Leave party loyalty to the Democrats and Republicans.
> Marxists need to confront problems, not platforms.  Now, if these people
> can't be convinced of that, then you have to leave them, but don't surrender.
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> 	More than anyone, Marxists should be able to subsume their personal
> convictions into the greater revolution.
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> 		boddhisatva
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