[Marxism] Greens to be on Ohio State Ballot

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jul 3 07:16:40 MDT 2006


Marvin:
>Within this framework, the Democrats, Labour Party, Socialists, SPD, etc.
>constitute the system's left pole and the Republicans, Conservatives,
>Christian Democrats, etc. its right pole. Their leaders and supporters
>consciously view themselves in this way. NDP'ers in Canada feel a strong
>kinship with the Democrats, and I'm sure this is true of the supporters of
>the social democratic parties in Britain and Europe as well. Canadian
>Conservatives feel a parallel kinship with the Republicans and the British
>and European right.

This is false. There are liberal capitalist parties everywhere in the 
world, including Canada. The Democratic Party in the USA has a sister party 
in Canada. It is called the Liberal Party, not the NDP. Pierre Trudeau was 
the Liberal Prime Minister from 1968 to 1984. On the Wiki for Trudeau, he 
is described as "campaigning on the left and governing from the right". In 
other words, it exactly like the Democratic Party. I am not sure whether 
Marvin elides these differences because he honestly can't detect them, or 
because he is trying to pull the wool over our eyes. It is bullshit, 
whatever the case.

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