[Marxism] A sad commentary on the Left

Michael Yates mikedjyates at msn.com
Thu Feb 13 08:42:35 MST 2020

Louis posted a link showing that Sanders is leading in a national poll. He also posted a link to a very fine article by Steven Salaita on Sanders and Palestinians and the shallowness of electoral politics in the US. There have been numerous comments on the first link, but there have been NONE on the second. For me, this shows how leftists have become once again infatuated with national elections, out of all proportion to their importance in terms of building a real radical movement. One that is global in scope and one in which Sanders's rather pathetic commentary on Palestinians would simply not be tolerated.

The other day, former ISO leader, Todd Chretien said, in a post that appears to have been deleted, that what leftists do in the wake of Sanders's New Hampshire victory would determine the fate of socialism in the US. And we are either with Sanders or we're for Trump. I did a double-take when I read this. First, a person shifts his beliefs in a heartbeat, almost 1984 fashion. What he once was he no longer is, and perhaps what he once was, he never really was. Second, the utter stupidity and lack of understanding of US reality is mind boggling.

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