[Marxism] Bhaskar Sunkara: Our Alternative

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Jan 31 08:58:41 MST 2017

On 1/31/17 10:17 AM, Mark Lause wrote:
> This give us the choice of going through all the trouble and BS running
> independently--which is phenomenal almost everywhere in the U.S. or
> merely filing for a Democratic primary.
> In practical terms, this amounts to sanctioning the Democratic
> alternative . . . regardless of what intentions or motives people say
> might exist between their ears.
> Given a choice between that and joining the some kind of non-electoral
> socialist bloc, count me in on the latter.
> ML

Interesting how close these debates about the Democratic Party are to 
the debates that took place in Czarist Russia 111 years ago. In this 
article by Lenin, substitute Republicans for Black Hundred, Democrats 
for Cadets (Constitutional Democrats), DSA for Mensheviks and you will 
be struck by the parallels. The Mensheviks advocated blocking with the 
Cadets in order to prevent Black Hundred candidates getting elected. 
This was a violent anti-Semitic and Czarist party that was the alt-right 
of its day. What we are missing, of course, is anything like the 
Bolsheviks even though there are any number of miniature toy models 
running around proclaiming that they are.


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