[Marxism] SWP/UK: Life on the Revolutionary Treadmill

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Jan 6 11:48:41 MST 2013

On 1/6/13 1:39 PM, Ben Campbell wrote:
> http://averypublicsociologist.blogspot.co.uk/201

I do have a problem with this:

"The chief problem faced by the SWP and the rest of the far left does 
not boil down to the interpretation and practice of democratic 
centralism - it is the belief, the faith even, that Bolshevik 
organisation and revolutionary socialist politics is suited to 
capitalism in the 21st century."

In fact we do need a Bolshevik type party but not in the narrow sense 
understood by groups like the SWP.

And beyond revolutionary socialists politics *are* suited to capitalism 
in the 21st century. I am generally put off by a character named David 
Rowlands, who insists on defending the American SWP on the Internet but 
I think he hit the nail on the head with this recent comment on my blog:

"Revolutions, Cecilieaux, do not happen as a matter of choice, but 
rather because there is no choice left."

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