[Marxism] DSA member Ocasio-Cortez elected (Jason)

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Jul 1 11:34:58 MDT 2018


On 7/1/18 1:23 PM, Jason via Marxism wrote:
> 
> Everything John R. and others have written recently re: the Democratic
> Party does point to why we need to build a different political organization
> than the Democratic Party, but what I see is a conflation of that larger
> task with the idea that position then determines, without any further
> analysis, how one votes in any or all elections.

Of course it does. If you see voting for Democrats as a tactical 
question, you are breaking with socialist electoral thinking at least 
until the rise of the Popular Front. For all the homage paid by Sanders, 
Jacobin and the DSA to Eugene V. Debs, his entire political career was 
devoted to running *against* the two parties of capitalism.



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