[Marxism] Come back Karl

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Sun Nov 22 20:22:01 MST 2009

Artesian wrote,

>.. why weren't the CP's of the DDR and the
> fSU able to mobilize workers in those 
>countries to salvage those first historical 
>attempts?  Because, perhaps, the CPs in 
>question were responsible for the decay of 
>those attempts? Because the CP's were totally 
>discredited with the workers, and with the 
>overwhelming mass of the population?  

Artesian is right that the party was 
certainly discredited with industrial 
workers whose vote in the 1990 
elections went to a right wing block
lead by the Christian Democrats and after 
that to the list of the SPD. Left wing 
parties still pulled 20% of the vote
and were heavily supported by teachers.

I think about this whenever I go to 
leftist conferences and note there are
very few steelworkers in attendance but 
always an abundant supply of public school
employees. Does this count as working class 
involvement in America's struggling 
revolutionary movement?

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