[Marxism] Germany's Die Linke shows the way for the left

Lüko Willms lueko.willms at t-online.de
Sun Sep 20 16:02:36 MDT 2009

brad bauerly (bbauerly at gmail.com) wrote on 2009-09-20 at 14:19:10 in  
about Re: [Marxism] Germany's Die Linke shows the way for the left:
>  Some places where Die Linke have entered coalitions with the SPD
> do show both the limits to electoral politics and the necessity to meet the
> people were they are at to squeeze out even the slightest of gains for
> people.  

  A very complicated way of saying that the Party Die Linke does intend 
nothing else but to form bourgeois governments. 

> However, has the left 

   "the left" of what? Of bourgeois politics? 

>                        not learned anything from the many attempts
> to enter electoral politics within bourgeois democratic limits without a
> very large movement on the sidelines.  If Die Linke has committed one fatal
> error it is to place more emphasis on electoral party tactics than on
> movement building.  

   Why do you think this was an "error" on their part? An error in relation to 
what? If I want to go to the North Pole, and sail north, and you tell me that 
this is an "error", because the way to the South Pole is in the other direction? 
I do not want to go to the South Pole! So why should it be an error to turn in 
the direction which I want to go? 

> If/when they fail to bring socialism to Germany it will be because 
> of this failure. 


   Yeah, "bring socialism" as they did since August 4, 1914.

    As the "doctor at the death bed of capitalism", as Hilferding explained. The 
"socialism" they dream of is the "socialism" of Willy Brandt. 


Lüko Willms
Frankfurt, Germany

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