[Marxism] Paul Le Blanc responds to Pham Binh's

Angelus Novus fuerdenkommunismus at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 2 15:05:46 MST 2012



Adam Proctor:

> These are not the issues of most of the revolutionary organizations of today. 


Probably not, since the American SWP under Barnes strikes me as a particularly pathological case, but I think the main point Louis is constantly trying to make in his various writings on the organization question is that the world does not need more "revolutionary organizations".  

What we need are mass movements (like Occupy Wall Street) and mass socialist parties (like the NPA or DIE LINKE).  These parties should be anti-capitalist, explicitly socialist, and multi-tendency, but the division between "revolutionary" and "reformist" parties belongs to a historical constellation that is now past and will probably never return again, at least not in that form.

Of course, self-described "revolutionaries" can find a home in such parties and even continue as formal organizations within them.

I think the non-pathological revolutionary organizations like the ISO recognize this, hence their work around Green Party campaigns and working with people like Camejo.




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