[Marxism] The Party's Over: Bernie?s Last Dance With the Dems

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Mon Feb 3 09:39:31 MST 2020


If despising capitalist politics is ultra left, sign me up.

On Mon, Feb 3, 2020, 11:27 AM srobin21 via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Sounds like nostalgia for good old fashioned ultra leftism. May be
> "radicalism" should mean forming armed cells, robbing banks,  going
> underground etc. At least that is what it meant for part of the SDS.In any
> event, for all their ultra leftism, electorally the SDSers were abject
> supporters of mainstream  liberalism. Hayden et al "went part of the way
> with LBJ" in 1964 and supported RFK in 1968. Somehow support for Sanders
> does not compare unfavorably to that.SR
> -------- Original message --------From: Louis Proyect What does it mean to
> be a radical? If it is making speeches about the "billionaire class", then
> it is a different kind of radicalization that young people underwent when I
> was young. These were people who joined SDS. Right? They occupied buildings
> on campus, not passing out literature to help DP candidates get elected.
> That's what galls me about the confusion Jacobin and the DSA have sown.
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