[Marxism] Congratulations to Jon Flanders
lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Jul 2 08:29:07 MDT 2006
Congratulations to Jon Flanders for having an MRZine article he wrote on
boycotting U.S. elections attacked by Norm Geras. This follows Yoshie's
MRZine articles on Iran being slimed by Harry's Place. I am so jealous I
I don't think this is the brightest of ideas for people on the left:
"The question now for anti-war activists, leftists, socialists, etc. is
this: do we begin an active campaign for an election boycott in the US, in
order to delegitimize a system more and more out of control of the people?
Can we make an international scandal of the corrupt process we call an
election here in the USA?"
That has more chance of politically isolating those who support a boycott
than of delegitimizing the system. It's generally better to campaign
actively against corrupt electoral practices, trying to mobilize voters in
doing that, than to further deplete the vote through a boycott.
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