[Marxism] Antarsya statement and IV article on Greek situation

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun May 20 10:37:58 MDT 2012


On 5/20/12 12:27 PM, DW wrote:
>
> Wow...what an assumption. Not a word about or hint of the problems of
> ex-Labour political organization in the UK, it's all about the sects
> maintaining "small propaganda group mentality"... and  not about,
> maybe, the fact that the working class *itself* rejects "Socialist
> Alliances". That perhaps THIS is a bad idea? No?

For those interested in my take on the Socialist Alliance question, go 
here: 
http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/lindsey-german-resigns-from-the-swp/. 
The article is more concerned about the problems the SWP had in relating 
to RESPECT but they apply to the Socialist Alliance that preceded it.

>
> The amazing thing about Greece is that this coalition was able to be
> the organization (made up of sects or not, I don't care *at all*) that
> voiced the opposition to European austerity by the class, a class in
> motion, and one waiting around for something to fall out of the
> Internet and solve their problems.

Yes, they did voice that, didn't they. I don't think that there is 
anything wrong with making propaganda but clearly there is a need for 
leadership of the working class, something that ANTARSYA is not up to.

> Louis' views are the yang to the sects
> ying. He's just chasing their tail as much as they are chasing each
> others.

What an unappetizing prospect.

> Thus discussions must be aimed at those closest to the class or which,
> as a "tribune" express it the most closely in it's most real, radical
> and militant way. In this case it appears SYRIZA is that grouping and
> Tsipras is that 'tribune'.

Thank you for finally understanding my point. I knew that you would come 
around, dear lad.





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