[Marxism] DSA/Jacobin/Haymarket-sponsored 'Socialism' conference features US gov-funded regime-change activists | The Grayzone

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 11:57:21 MDT 2019


The rest of the article is nuts but I think the questions that Max & Ben
raise about the NED and the China panels is significant. Why did DSA invite
people whose work is funded by the NED to speak about China? True, it might
not negate their views as individuals and perhaps some of their work is
good, but it is odd to have people with funding from the NED speaking at a
"Socialism" conference.

I generally avoid it each year. It reminds me of Left Forum, which I also
ignore.

Amith R. Gupta


On Tue, Jul 9, 2019 at 5:22 AM Dayne Goodwin via Marxism <
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> On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 12:41 PM Louis Proyect via Marxism <
> marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
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> > This is the kind of article I'd expect to read in WSWS.org. These guys
> > are wacko.
> >
> >
> https://thegrayzone.com/2019/07/06/dsa-jacobin-iso-socialism-conference-us-funded-regime-change/
>
>
> They are wacko middle class moralists.  They don't approach world politics
> on a marxist, materialist workers class struggle basis but on an abstract
> moral perspective of taking a stance against evil (U.S. imperialist
> government) on the side of good (governments in conflict with U.S.
> government).  The capitalist regime oppressing workers in Russia is on the
> "anti-imperialist" good side in their book.
>
> The modus operandi of these wackos is not based on working class struggle
> but instead on bourgeois moral purity.  They search to find some connection
> - however insignificant, distant, accidental (or predictable, given
> politics in a capitalist world) - that their target has with some
> capitalist entity, government or non-governmental.  See! we have proven
> that our enemies are not pure, now we can reveal that they are part of a
> conscious and secret imperialist plot.
>
> This is the simplistic moralist methodology of Russian
> counter-revolutionaries who accused Lenin and the Bolsheviks of being
> traitors and German agents: the Bolsheviks took money and assistance from
> the German government!
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