[Marxism] What can be done with a lost cause? | Richard Seymour on Patreon

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
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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