[Marxism] Popular Front

Mark Lause MLause at cinci.rr.com
Mon Oct 3 16:18:29 MDT 2005

I know what you're saying, Jim, but this "popular front from below"
wasn't really anything new.

Twenty years before 1936, many socialists and others deserted their
leaders to back Woodrow "He-kept-us-out-of-war" Wilson, and we know what
he did right after his inauguration in 1917.  That experience should
have informed the subsequent responses of the Left...and, for the most
part, it didn't.  Again, I don't know that theory had much to do with

And, still earlier, Populist and Greenback ranks abandoned their leaders
to back "progressive" or, at least, "lesser evil" candidates.  And that
outcome should have warned radicals in 1916 not to fall for Wilson.  

I shudder with regretful amazement that so many on the Left still follow
this religion of false gods....  There are many things I'm quire willing
to rethink about positions I've taken in the past, but I can't say that
I've ever encountered a situation where the Democrats have given me any
reason to rethink my opposition to them.  

Mark L.

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