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