[Marxism] Sawant Campaign Optimistic Of Eventual Victory!

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Sun Nov 10 15:20:59 MST 2013

On Nov 10, 2013, at 4:36 PM, Mark Lause wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out what a member of the Seattle City Council  
> would
> have to do with Syria anyway.

For a claim that the electoral results had national significance, the  
campaigns had to focus prominently on national issues--which, of  
course, they did.  But War and Peace is always and only a national  
issue. And during the campaign Obama proposed a Congressional  
resolution giving himself the powers of a Bush to attack one side in  
the Syrian civil war. In that context a *Socialist* campaign for any  
office, however humble, had a very great deal to do with "Syria." What  
should our opinion have been of a "socialist" party that in the 1936  
election refused to include in its platform a denunciation of  
Roosevelt's embargo against the Spanish Republic because "what does a  
member of a City Council have to do with Spain, anyway?"

Shane Mage
"Thunderbolt steers all things." Herakleitos of Ephesos, fr. 64

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