The USA far left

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Wed Nov 13 13:07:35 MST 2002

Lou Paulsen:
>You're deliberately avoiding the question, which suggests that you are aware
>of its force.  I assert that IF WWP had gone out of existence as a party back
>in 2000 sometime and had merged into some hypothetical "non-sectarian broad
>left forces", THEN we would not have been able to respond to the war
>crisis in
>the way that we did.

Don't get me wrong. Nobody is asking you to change. As Fred Feldman has
said, you have followed a certain model for 40 years or so. By definition,
groups such as yours have a tremendous ability to stay together because
they operate on their own internal rules. The discussion, however, is
taking place among people who reject this model to one degree or another.
You are not considered a player--this was all I was trying to point out.
That being said, in terms of accomplishment in the mass movement, the
Cliffites and the Australian DSP have just as much to be proud of as you
do. But in order to achieve a socialist revolution in a country like the
USA or Great Britain, etc., a true Leninist party is required. Suffice it
to say that the WWP has absolutely nothing in common with the way that the
Bolshevik Party functioned as I have documented amply here.

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