[Marxism] Greek Deal Prospects Slim as Crisis Talks Resume
lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Jul 12 07:15:47 MDT 2015
On 7/12/15 8:36 AM, Marv Gandall wrote:
> Congratulations. You now understand the position of the left critics
> of the Tsipras leadership (including Jim Creegan) who argued from the
> beginning that the government should be mobilizing and educating the
> people and preparing the state administration for a Grexit, rather
> than doggedly reinforcing illusions that a voluntary or involuntary
> departure from the eurozone was wholly unthinkable.
Thank you for congratulating me, Mr. Vote for Obama.
Making your axis of intervention based on what Syriza should have done
is pointless. That is like urging Bernie Sanders to run as an
independent, excoriating Hillary Clinton. That of course is what a
"socialist" should do. I can see writing one or two articles or emails
to that effect but repeating it for six months is just obnoxiously
repetitive. Creegan's problem was not his ideas but his imitation of a
phonograph needle stuck in a groove. I love Beethoven but who would want
to listen to the first five notes of his fifth symphony repeated for
hours on end.
My position, articulated before Tsipras took office, was that the
relationship of forces militated against success of any sort. The only
hope for Syriza would have been a massive European-wide movement that
made its survival possible. In other words, to create something like the
framework of the new Latin American left inspired by the Bolivarian
revolution in Venezuela.
You can see the sprouts of such a development in Spain, Scotland, and
elsewhere but it is still too weak to make a difference.
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