[Marxism] The New York City DSA's infantile, sectarian criticism of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

John Obrien causecollector at msn.com
Sun Oct 7 19:24:07 MDT 2018


I must disagree with comrade Bustelo on this.


Seems to me the NewYork DSA, did the correct thing on issuing what was a needed public statement, to disagree

with the recent public political statements of AOC's support, for some awful politician candidates for public office.


It seems a compromise in with what was written and what was not.

I was taken back with AOC's comments made around the war criminal and reactionary Arizona U. S. John McCain's deat,

in describing him with words that were offensive and promoted thus U. S militarism.  He was not a humanitarian!


The DSA New York City Statement made clear that no member was above the political principles of that organzization.

This was an important statement reflecting the changes that have occured in the DSA, since breaking with the Second

International, over such opportunism and  collusion with capitalism.  She was not expelled that also reflects the difference

the DSA is from the groups, that claim they welcome different views among its members and never do.


But OAC is a public figure and what she says publicly does matter when discussing key DSA and socialist principles.




 From my blog:

The most troubling thing is that this statement reeks of factionalism,
of people being lined up in some private little group built around an
important “principle” like we must “name our enemy,” or that DSA members
“who seek to speak on behalf of working people” must defend X, Y, or Z
position. And it is a very transparent attempt to drive AOC out of the
organization.
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