[Marxism] Re: WWP does it again
lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Oct 6 16:22:32 MDT 2005
Joe Davison wrote:
>Lenin's conception of the United Front was formulated almost a century ago.
>If Marx taught us anything it's that his worldview should be applied and
>adapted as a guide to action with regard to evolving material conditions
>interpreted as a rigid blueprint regardless of those material conditions.
Actually, the WWP and its new split-off are carrying out the "united front
from below". This ultraleft and sectarian tactic favored by the Stalinist
CP of Germany helped Hitler come to power. Fortunately, the class struggle
in the USA is not at the stage where groups like WWP and PSL can have that
sort of effect. They are much more of a nuisance and a sideshow than a
serious threat to left unity.
>Yes, the WWP split, and undoubtedly for in the main spurious reasons. But so
>did the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks in 1903. What of it?
>History will decide.
The Russian social democracy had widespread support in the Russian working
class in 1903. People such as Lenin, Trotsky and Plekhanov had tremendous
influence through their writings and their leadership of strikes and
demonstrations. The WWP and PSL leaders have never and will never write
anything like they did if they tried for a million years. To even mention
the Russian Marxist leaders and these two-bit sectarians in the same breath
is a travesty.
>More power to the WWP and any other organisation that is active in the US.
>Ultimately, the working class will decide who to follow. At this point it's
>only important that people are active.
No, it is important to fight intelligently.
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