[Marxism] Whatever Became Of What's-His-Name, The Radical?
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Mon Jun 2 20:12:08 MDT 2008
Mark L. asks:
"I'm sure that you're free to say whatever you want, but didn't Howie
actually WIN election locally? Didn't this give his larger campaign
the kind of standing that campaigns like Linda Jenness never really
Actually, according to Wikipedia, I gather the answer is "no," he did not win
election (and I checked the Syracuse City Council website just to be sure).
Not that I think that makes a difference. There have, of course, been many
elected Green Party members. Have any of those elections, or campaigns, served
as a significant "vehicle" for spreading socialist consciousness? Is there any
evidence, even anecdotal, for that? Droves of people having heard Hawkins
campaign and then subscribing to even, let's say, The Nation?
Unfortunately, while lots of us try in our own ways to spread socialist
consciousness, whether it be through election campaigns (Green Party or
otherwise), blogs, organizing, demonstrating, public speaking, publishing, and
on and on, objectively speaking none of those methods have been all that
successful. None qualify as more than a kiddie car in the "vehicle" department.
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