[Marxism] Vermont poised to elect America's first socialist senator
mhhoover at gmail.com
Fri Nov 3 16:15:51 MST 2006
On 11/1/06, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
> >From: michael walker
> >Sent: Nov 1, 2006 8:39 PM
> >To: Walter Lippmann <cubanews at yahoogroups.com>
> >Subject: [CubaNews] USA set to elect Socialist Senator in mid-terms
> >He may not be everybody's ideal of a Socialist and the only way he
> >might have influence in the Senate is because of a close decision in
> >the US mid-term elections.
> Back in the early 1980s, when I first began to collaborate with Peter
> Camejo in the North Star Network, we were very enthusiastic about
> Bernie Sanders. In fact, a North Star activist from San Diego named
> Alan (can't remember his last name) wrote a book on Sanders.
> Somewhere along the line Sanders became more interested in his career
> than in socialism. He is a totally unremarkable politician. Here's a
> wonderful piece on Sanders by the late Will Miller, a philosophy
> professor at the U. of Vermont who was an erstwhile Marxmail subscriber.
have never understood gladhanding over individuals, it a set up for
have never been a big sanders fan, but that matters much less than
that he and every other
progressive/left/socialist elected official be made *painfully* that
her/his seat in the *political suite* is subject to our activity in
the *political street*...without this relationship, the elected
*socialist* will fall prey to some degree or another to the plague of
*go along to get along*, his/her perception of who their constituency
is begins to change, etc...
no guarantee that above won't happen anyway - has anyone seen the
electoral road to socialism...
iwhat should vermont voters do about sanders... mh
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