[Marxism] Green Party's apologetics for Assad

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 08:16:17 MST 2015

Doug has a new book? (I looked on amazon and don't see it)

On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 10:09 AM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> On 12/10/15 9:46 AM, Andrew Pollack via Marxism wrote:
>> Love those comrades (ISO), but damned if I'll support a campist
>> middle-class party (Greens).
> Why not? If I was in Britain, I'd support Corbyn. If I was in Venezuela, I
> would have voted for Maduro even if his position on Syria was ten times
> worse than Jill Stein's. There are multiple contradictions involved with
> the left right now and we can't make Syria a litmus test.
> Speaking of which, I just posted this to FB:
> The intense phobia, which is easy to understand, over Trump in particular
> and all the other Republican candidates as well, has the objective effect
> of strengthening the "lesser evil" logic that is already kicking in around
> the reaction against Doug Henwood's book and any other criticisms of
> Hillary Clinton. By the time that Sanders is eliminated, the pressure to
> vote for Clinton will reach a crescendo with Sanders himself beating the
> drum like a major in a Rose Bowl parade. It means marginalizing the Green
> Party and deepening the ties between the left and the Democratic Party.
> While it is tough for the left to acknowledge, Trump, Cruz, Carson et al
> are symptoms of capitalist crisis. With the Koch brothers funding every
> anti-working class initiative across the country, the Democratic Party will
> function as aspirin for someone suffering from a brain tumor.

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