[Marxism] navigating between the Scylla of sectarian abstentionism and the Charybdis of opportunism

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 13:05:02 MDT 2018

> The activists supporting Sanders/Ocasio-Cortez/PSA are the mass left
> movement of tomorrow. The question is how to reach them without either
> abstaining from their movement in true US left sectarian fashion, or
> staying silent about the history of destroyed left movements seeking to
> “push to the left” or even “take over” the Dems, in true US left
> opportunist fashion.
> “Supporters of Ocasio-Cortez will quickly and repeatedly run up against
> the limitations of a Democratic Party that is an institutional pillar of
> U.S. capitalism. Yet between rising hopes fueled by her victory and
> frustrated attempts to work through the “proper channels,” these same
> supporters will draw many lessons. Which way these lessons break will
> determine whether eager new socialists become co-opted, burn out and fall
> away, or emerge hardened by the experience, with a clearer understanding of
> what it will ultimately take to realize a new world.”
> https://socialistworker.org/2018/07/03/what-can-we-do-with-the-democrats

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