[Marxism] On Linkspartei and stalinism in Germany, a question

Nestor Gorojovsky nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar
Mon Oct 3 04:52:13 MDT 2005


Respuesta a:"Marxism Digest, Vol 24, Issue 1"
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Con fecha:1 Oct 2005, a las 7:56

>    Also, the PDS is not really a _new_ party. Actually it was founded 
> in 1946 as SED, really created by the 1st Party Conference (a body 
> which was not in the statues of the party) in 1948 as "party of a new 
> type", renamed or, if you may, refounded as PDS in 1990, lost quickly 
> most of the 2.3 million memmbers the SED had before the fall of the 
> wall, dwindling to less than 200'000, of which remain today about 
> 60'000 (most of them are very old, and the party is losing members 
> mainly by natural causes, i.e. death of its old members).
> 
>    It took a new name in July 2005, "Linkspartei.PDS" ("Left Party") 
> and took some disenchanted Social Democrats on board, and with the 
> wind of Oskar Lafontaine's political coup right after the May 22 
> elections in NRW, managed to lose of its prospective votes just enough
>  to get a few votes more than the Greens.
> 
>    BTW, the Linkspartei's parliamentary cretinism coupled with  
> sectarianism lead them to leave Schröder, the outgoing Chancellor 
> (Prime Minister) all room he wants to put together a "Große Koalition"
>  (grand coalition) with the "black" CDU and CSU.
> But the stalinists repeat,
>  although on a much lesser catastrophic scale, their sectarianism 
> towards the SPD shown before 1933.

How do you link the above with the pattern of votes to the 
Linkspartei, and even the very fact that almost one out of ten voters 
decided to support them because they _seem to be against full 
bourgeois restoration_, on a scale that would make the old Lassalle-
Bismark agreement (Social State) impossible?

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Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar
[No necesariamente es su autor]
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