[Marxism] Re: German left unity endangered
benj2006 at connexus.net.au
Thu Mar 2 15:27:06 MST 2006
Nigel Irritable wrote:
> You are looking at things through a strangely
> Australian-centric lense. There is zero connection
> between the Socialist Alliance in Australia, a small
> regroupment of elements of the far left dominated by
> the DSP, and the situation in Germany which involves
> real social forces and parties with a semi-mass
> membership and support.
Well, I do know that much already about the differences between Germany
and Australia. But the information that the WASG in Berlin is a small
group of 800 or so, against the 10,000 of the Left-PDS, indicates that
perhaps the actions of the CWI section there, and their co-thinkers, may
reduce the WASG to the status of "a small regroupment of elements of the
far left", instead of joining in with "real social forces and parties
with a semi-mass membership and support" (in your words).
> The fundamental issue in dispute is whether this new
> party should simply be the annexation of the WASG by
> the PDS, without any discussion about the policies and
> methods of the new party (the desired goal of both the
> PDS and the WASG leadership).
Well, I finished my post, "am I missing something?" And you appear to
have provided "something". I can see the point being made by your
comrades in Berlin. I am just asking -- along the lines of an accusation
also thrown at the Socialist Alliance in Australia (erroneously in my
view) -- is it possible that the well-meaning comrades of Berlin WASG
will merely "capture themselves" with this maneuver?
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