[Marxism] WHY I DECIDED TO MAINTAIN MY PARTICIPATION IN THE SWP’S MARXISM 2013

james pitman marinercarpentry at gmail.com
Wed May 8 10:43:43 MDT 2013


Steven Robinson wrote:

Is the same Brit SWP which some years back summarily expelled the ISO
from their international tendency and then engineered a split within
the organization of their former American co-thinkers?

Another Callinicos production!!

On 8 May 2013 17:34, Steven L. Robinson <srobin21 at comcast.net> wrote:
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> And those ISOers of whom you speak do not even hold a grudge that this is the same Brit SWP which some years back summarily expelled the ISO from their international tendency and then engineered a split within the organization of their former American co-thinkers? Even within the sectarian blinkered view of the world, this is bizarre. SR
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> And, unbelievably, they took the stance that I was the abusive one! The
> inability of ISO'ers to see themselves as doing anything wrong is to be
> expected. When you are ideological soul-mates with people who are also
> your best buddies you go out to have pizza and beer with, naturally you
> tend to see the world through the same lens. I know from my experience
> in the American SWP that "being part of the group" is overpowering. Of
> course, this is what led to the British SWP's crisis just as surely as
> it will lead to some crisis in the ISO down the road--as surely as night
> follows day.
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