[Marxism] Funniest/saddest take on Greece I've read

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 00:11:12 MST 2015

By the IST group that is part of anti-capitalist coalition Antarsya, which
is running *against* Syriza, in the UK Socialist Worker
 "We’ve never sold so many copies of Workers’ Solidarity, Socialist
Worker’s sister paper."

On the verge of electing the most radical government in Europe since the
1930s, with all of the huge issues this raises and contradictions and
problems and potentials for both advance and defeat for working people in
Greece and Europe in their many millions.... and they actually think this
is a relevent comment in a piece providing "analysis" of the sitaution.

I am sure members of this group, and all the other far left groups in, (and
just like members of all the component groups of Syriza), are active in a
range of struggles -- is they say, as though the ability to say "we are
involved in struggles" then gives them grounds to make such a seemingly
unself-aware absurd statement as this.

I mean, if at a time like this in Greece, you couldn't sell a far left
paper, it would have to be an astonishingly crap one... I'd say even
whatever the Spartacus-aligned group is in Greece is experiencing record
sales too...

You might be making a crazy sectarian error, you might be unable to
actually connect with and win working class in any signficant numbers
despite the severity of the crisis and openness to radical solutions... but
you are selling more copies of your paper than ever before. What a great
victory for the oppressed working people of Greece.

It's hard to know whether to laugh or cry.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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