[Marxism] Fwd: What will happen to the "political revolution"? | SocialistWorker.org
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Tue Nov 8 12:10:22 MST 2016
You can't call for a "political revolution," then back the mainstream
candidate representing everything you called for a revolution against,
and then expect to summon the original sentiment back into existence
once it's "safe" to do so.
If anything, what the Sanders moment showed was that the left-wing
sentiment in this country needs to be organized in order to deepen its
roots and forge a new path. independent of the two-party system and its
artificially narrow range of choices.
That sentiment hasn't gone away. But politics abhors a vacuum, and right
now, the vacuum is being filled by the right. Whether Trump wins or
loses, the far right has exploited this moment to project its voices and
rally its forces. By contrast, our side has, by and large, remained
hamstrung by the refusal to speak and act independently of the Democrats.
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