[Marxism] Mike Alewitz on Bernie Sanders
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Sun Feb 7 01:57:17 MST 2016
Manuel Barrera writes: "Heatwaves rising from the desert always seem
like an oasis.'
..only if you think that the Sanders phenomenon has no cause in real
angst and suffering. It is a symptom of the everyday experience of
millions -- most of whom would not be able to make the transition, on
their own, to relating to another alternative left voice.
If Sanders had remained an 'independent' -- of course that may indeed
be a different challenge with an easier tactical passage.
But inside the DEMs...!?
That's your problem, stateside.
But that Sanders poses as a socialist and projects a sort of crude and
erratic class divide -- in the context of the US Presidential Game
Show : that has to be very significant.
That has to be a plus because, despite what ever his preferences,
Sanders unleashes and inspires forces that may later find him,and his
party allegiance, wanting.
What happens 'if'/when he backs Clinton? Where does that momentum and
It won't default to a bunch of wannabe 'we-told-you-so' outfits who
did not go through the Sanders experience with them.
It will instead be demoralised.
And the promise fades because the 'real' socialists could not harness it.
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