[Marxism] Scenario for future of the Left [was Some of my thoughts]

mlause at cinci.rr.com mlause at cinci.rr.com
Fri Nov 17 12:24:27 MST 2006

To a great extent, every great historic revival of radicalism winds up 
bypassing what is there before.  You have these great storms in the 
generally arid political climate.  These leave shrinking ponds 
unrefreshed until the next storm.

There was little continuity from the 1930s and 1940s into the 1960s.  
New issues and new movements created new currents to which the 
remnants of the older groups had to adopt quickly or die.

Same in terms of the continuities from the 1910s to the 1930s...or the 
upsurges of the 1880s-early 1890s and the 1910s.

Capitalism creates its own aspiring gravediggers repeatedly, but that 
doesn't mean that the graves get dug or that the guest of honor 
necessarily does us the favor of tumbling into the place prepared.

The future of socialism isn't with the existing groups but with those 
militants who participate in these future movements and draw 
reasonable conclusions from them.

Mark L.

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