US Marxists. You know them, they are ‘internationalists’ and ‘anti-imperialists’.
Not any more. Now they stand by their Putin-loving president Trump, so, sorry third-world people, Marxists can’t attack Putin-loving Trump. Don’t expect the Marxist- left marching out in front of the UN to protest US imperialism in Venezuela as they used to do a couple of decades ago. That’s passé. Save yourselves, third-world.
I have been talking and demonstrating on this blog how the American left died and became a ‘zombie left’ since the 2015 primaries when they went all out for Trump and against Hillary Clinton.
Now the evidence is out there that the American Marxist-left disappeared as such and merged with the alt-right: for Trump, against women, racist and against democracy. To see the evidence all you have to do is navigate the usual ‘Marxist’ websites and see the lack of in-depth coverage on the situation in Venezuela.
The World Socialist website has one article today at the bottom of the website, not denouncing Trump, only ‘describing’ the situation there. Counter Punch, the official alt-right website passing as Marxist, had no articles last week on the topic; it has one very short article today to basically say that, nah, they can’t condemn Trump:
“both sides, American politicians and Maduro are right”.
A tough situation for Counter Punch to take side if it means attacking Trump. They are so blinded by their love of Trump that they, Counter Punch, forgot how to do a Marxist analysis of US imperialist attacks on a third-world nation. Oh they are so ‘balanced and fair’ now, as Fox Friends are toward Trump.
If you navigate these websites, notice that they don’t discuss Trump, they discuss EVERYBODY else but Trump. They name Pompeo or the ‘warmongering’ Democrats as planning the coup, I mean, the “intervention”. But absolute zero criticism of Trump himself. [Update: Counter Punch added a new article the day after this post to criticize, not Trump, but Bernie Sanders. I’m no fan of Sanders; the point is that they accuse everybody except Trump.]
The pseudo-American Marxist left responds to Putin. Putin is having a romance with Trump. The pseudo-American Marxists have their instructions from Putin: DON’T YOU DARE DENOUNCE TRUMP.
And thus it was that the pseudo-Marxists threw anti-imperialism and socialist internationalism under the bus out of love for Trump.
If these are not the strangest days of our existence, I don’t know what is.
Basically, progressives, colored people, women, immigrants and workers are on their own now, especially if they denounce Trump.
Not looking good out there, is it?