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

Lüko Willms lueko.willms at t-online.de
Mon Sep 21 01:45:42 MDT 2009

Einde O'Callaghan (eindeoc at freenet.de) wrote on 2009-09-21 at 00:28:04 in  
about Re: [Marxism] Germany's Die Linke shows the way for the left:

> The key question for Marxists in Germany is not whether DIE LINKE is 
> reformist or not, but where Marxists should be active given the weakness 
> of Marxism in Germany. 

   What is "Marxism" and what who is "Marxist" (both with capital "M"!)? 

> My personal view is that they definitely should not be standing 
> on the sidelines making abstract comments about how 
> inadequate DIE LINKE is. 

  Inadequate for what task? 

  Besides, what is the big difference with doing entryism in the PDL[1]? 

> That is a recipe for disaster analogous to the 
> "Class against class!" rhetoric of Third-Period Stalinism - although on 
> a lesser scale given that German Marxists today are not as entrenched in 
> the working class as the KPD was.

   Supporting the combined socialdemocrats and stalinists in their fight for 
entry into bourgeois governments is something completely different from 
fighting for a common front of _action_ to defend the working class 
movement and our institutions against a fascist onslought. Very strange that 
you can confuse these two issues. 

    And ask yourself: how do you answer the bourgeois commentators who 
wonder about how little the PDL gained in and from the economic crisis? 

Comradely yours, 
Lüko Willms
Frankfurt, Germany

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