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I just bumped into an article at the pseudo-Marxist Wold Socialist Website informing their naif followers that the “Socialist Equality Party (US) holds Fifth National Congress“.
One of the ‘issues’ these men (Who did you expect would be in the highest positions in this organization? Women? LOL.) plan to discuss and organize against is
“the right-wing character of the #MeToo campaign “.
When you look at these people’s ‘platform’ (in the article) you can see that the particular problems women face in this capitalist society are not mentioned. That’s intentional, it’s not an oversight. And it is the attitude across all the ‘leftist’ organizations today.
Judging the #Metoo movement in its ENTIRETY as “right-wing” makes all the women in that movement the target of attacks by the ‘socialists’. Their judgment is not without consequences, it is a call to attack the women’s movement. This is evidence that these pseudo-leftists are no leftists at all. Even Marx and the “International” in its beginnings had the advancement of women’s rights in their platform. It is a betrayal of women by fake socialists.
But these ‘leftists’ have married the alt-right and joined them in their hatred of women AND of anyone who is not a white-working-male. That’s why they state in the article that the ‘party’ is against “identity politics”. The only thing that these leftist-alt-right will bother with is with economical issues of the white men.
Identity politics is a complex issue, but I always say, to simplify it, that only racists and misogynists are against fighting racism and misogyny. Do you have any friend of color who would agree to not fight racism and just focus on salary issues?
Only white people dare to dismissed the pain suffered by people of color due to racism. Any ‘leftist’ organization which assumes an anti-identity politics position is a racist organization. Period. Why?
The term ‘identity politics’ was re-introduced recently (during the elections) as a tool to quash the indignation of people of color and women, and to de-legitimize their struggles against racism and misogyny. It was introduced as an attack on Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which was being supported by people of color and women.
The Pollyanna ‘leftists’ will teach you to be a proper worker
These people at the SEP, and all ‘socialists’ out there who have a website, consider themselves in high regard. They consider themselves the EXPERTS on class-struggle, they are the brains of the movement, the intellectuals. They have NEVER been out there organizing anyone; but heck, they write a lot of books on the subject. And so they decided that it is time to EDUCATE the (white) working class on “class identity”. Ooops. Didn’t they just say they are against “identity politics?
They, all socialists, who were MIA all these years, are now going to the streets to teach the workers to be proper working class. That’s their (old) new task. And god forbid you disagree with them.
No one in the working class, be it white, colored or women, follow these people. THE LEFT IS DEAD. But they are back from the dead (that’s why I call them ‘zombies’) to ‘educate’ you and to sow more divisions.
‘If you can’t unite them, divide them: Go after Ocasio-Cortez’
The SEP, and the rest of the ‘leftists’, have RULED that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a ‘pseudo-leftist’ and needs to be defeated. They have already joined the MSM in attacking her.
And now you have the beautiful specter of all ‘socialists’ of assorted flavors accusing each others of being ‘pseudo-leftists’. Ocasio is a fake socialist because she is in the Socialist Democratic party. Why does it matter?
It matters because they print their trash in their websites, and, unfortunately, many progressives read it. Well-intentioned progressives are exposed to the divisive-propaganda of these ‘leftists’-alt-right groups.
For the love of Trump
I have been arguing since the primaries/elections on this little blog that the ‘left’ has become part of the right-wing Alt-movement, joining them in support of Trump. Once again they show the evidence, their card, so to speak. In the article they again hint – more like state – that Trump is a better alternative to the (white male) working class.
“At one moment one may think [incorrectly, i.e] that no one could be worse than Trump. But then,[surprise!] one watches Democratic Party Senator Mark Warner threaten war against Russia… Trump appears almost civilized”.
The Democratic Party is worse than Trump! Trump is “civilized”.
The ‘Marxist left’ have been riling progressives since the elections against the Democratic Party (DP) as worse than the GOP, and Hillary Clinton as worse than Trump. Granted, Clinton is no ‘angel’, but to propose to the working class and women that Trump and the GOP are better alternatives…That’s not only the job of the Devil: That’s right-wing propaganda in your face.
The Socialist Equality Party is a zombie organization. They came back from the dead five years ago (per the article), and the fact that their efforts were directed at attacking the DP but NOT the GOP is a clear indicator that they can’t possibly be a genuine leftist group.
Putin and Peace
I’m for peace. Actually, I’m more for peace than Putin and his supporters in the USA.
First, Putin is not ruling the Soviet Union. That’s in the past. Putin, today, is an oligarch, he doesn’t represent the ‘working class’; he represents the billionaire globalist class there and here. But the American ‘left’ glosses over that fact. No mention of it. He is actually NEVER portrayed as a representative of the working class. Have you noticed that???
His ‘leftist’ supporters here are talking to you about Putin AS IF we were in the 1950s. They are using the old leftist lingo of that time to sell you a totally changed reality. Notice that they talk ABOUT Putin, not about Russia. The people of Russia, like here, is not the main concern of the American ‘left’/alt-right. But people-working class there too are fighting against oppression against their own government.
As for peace, Putin is as involved in war armament business as any other capitalist.
The point I want you to take is that no genuine Marxist group can logically and MORALLY support Trump and the GOP. Anyone who believes that these two represent the interest of women and the working class…is a confused soul.
The Democratic Party (DP) is NOT the ‘workers party’. We know that. But the American left failed to move the working class and to create a viable political tool for them. Now they joined the right wingers, and want to leave the GOP in charge, as the one-party fascist system of America.
The Left’s call for Political Suicide
Attacking and destroying the DP, the GOP does, as do the oligarchs, will end up with a ONE PARTY fascist nation in their hands.
The pseudo-left’s call for the destruction of the DP, at a time when the progressive working class is in disarray and powerless (where are the unions?) is a call for progressives to commit POLITICAL SUICIDE.
The ‘left’ and Trump
What is the excuse the ‘left’ gives for defending Trump and the GOP?
For the love of Putin and the GOP
It is the ONLY thing that matters to the pseud-left/alt-right movement: supporting Putin.
Forget that Putin is supporting the GOP. Even if one claims that Putin is not supporting the GOP, one can’t prove it; everything points to a marriage between them. Putin can’t help Trump unless he helps the GOP keep him in power. You can’t defend one and attack the other: It’s counter productive.
Putin sees the DP as an obstacle, and attacked it during the elections, and now more than ever he needs the DP destroyed.
And that’s the job he gave to the pseudo-Marxist left during the elections, which continues today. Seared in my mind is that photo of Jill seating at the table with Putin and other American right-wingers.
The secret-subliminal message
If Putin is with the GOP and the ‘left’ is with him, then the working class, if they follow the ‘left’, must be with the GOP too. They will be ordered to attack the DP.
That’s the hidden message in these ‘left’/alt-right’s defense of Trump: he is ‘better’ for you because he is a Putin fan.
Trading our liberties for the sake of Putin?
Even if I’m wrong about Putin and his intentions, all I can see is what he is doing here and to us.
‘We the people’ of the USA are not in a position to trade our rights and freedoms for the benefit of Putin. And THAT is what happens when anyone supports the GOP and Trump.
There is no Marxist ideology or pamphlet dating back to Marx’s times that would support the idea that the GOP and Trump, knowing who they are, are the best alternative for women and the working class. (Women ARE part of the working class, but are in need of rights to get them out of the second-class citizen position in which they still are.)
We are living in the times of unbound psy-ops and propaganda coming from the right-wing.
There is no ‘left’ left in the USA. The sooner you come to understand that, the sooner you will be able to recognize propaganda; and the sooner you will be able to organize around those who are truly on your side.
The pseud-Marxist left is not on your side.