[Marxism] What can be done with a lost cause? | Richard Seymour on Patreon
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Sun Oct 21 16:12:26 MDT 2018
Yesterday's People's Vote protest was very big. Probably not half as big
as the organisers claim. But I would guess it was larger than the
anti-Trump demo a few months ago. If it was just astroturfing, there
would not have been hundreds of thousands of people in the streets.
The size of the protest showed that sentiment against Brexit has
hardened in one part of the population. For most of those people, the
reasons for being anti-Brexit matter more than the reasons for being
pro-EU. And, for the most part, those are decent reasons. They are, if
not particularly left-wing, against the hard-Right. They are, if not
necessarily anti-racist (and you really can't say that about everyone
present yesterday, far less about the institution in whose defence they
marched), against the most hardline racists.
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