[Marxism] Fwd: What will happen to the "political revolution"? | SocialistWorker.org

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
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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