[Marxism] Rescuing Lenin from Leninists

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 15:54:56 MDT 2008


There seems to be those who think the ballot is a kind of
self-gratifying moral exercise performed for the benefit of the Holy
Ghost with little or no reference to what it does in the real world.

There's no principled reason not to vote for Brian Moore, but what
reason is there to do so?   Or for the SWP?  The SLP?  The Vegetarian
Labor Party?

Just what do Moore's supporters actually think they're doing that they
couldn't accomplish just as easily by combining their forces with one
of the other candidates running?

Frankly, these sorts of campaigns strike me as projects in which tiny
grouplings burn a vast amount of time, energy and effort exclusively
for their own organizational benefit without contributing anything to
the broader political project.

Is there any reason whatsover to think of it as something else?

Solidarity!
Mark L.




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