German Green party moves further to the right

Gary MacLennan g.maclennan at SPAMqut.edu.au
Sat Mar 24 15:26:06 MST 2001


Hi Brian,

Of course I am not arguing for supporting petty bourgeois
reactionaries.  But beware, comrade of curse words like "petty
bourgeois".  They rise all too easily to the lips of we Marxists and they
almost always preclude thought.

Carroll is quite correct to point out  that we were not always Bolshevik
militants.  What matters is not the origin of one's class position but
one's trajectory.  The Greens in Germany have chosen theirs.  The battle is
still being joined here in Australia.

regards

Gary

At 01:22  24/03/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Gary MacLennan:
>
> > A left will emerge from the coming crisis.  that is
> > certain.  However what is not so certain is whether the beautiful
> people of
> > the 80s and the 90s that flocked to the Greens can reinvent themselves as
> > opponents of capitalism rather than as they are at present - something
> just
> > one step above an NGO.
>
>Any "left" that emerges from the movement started by the Greens,
>sell-outs aside, will be thoroughly petty bourgeois and reactionary. Why
>support this? Re: Marx and Engels on petty-bourgeois socialism in the
>Manifesto.
>
>Brian James






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