OFFICIAL: Pseudo-Marxist left organizing against women and supporting Trump [Revised]

[No grammar police admitted here without a warrant.]

I just bumped into an article at the pseudo-Marxist Wold Socialist Website informing their naive followers that the “Socialist Equality Party (US) holds Fifth National Congress“.

One of the ‘issues’ discussed to organize against by these men (Did you expect women to be in any position of power in the party,?) 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’. In the Marxist ‘world’, there is no space for in-between’s: you are either 100% of their brand of Marxism; but if you can’t be 100%, maybe only 60%, then you are a right winger, which automatically grants you a place in their BLACK LIST.

Is Ann Coultier a member of the #metoo movement? Is she and other ring-wing women defending any aspects of the women’s movement in general? The #metoo movement is basically a progressive movement, except that it is not formed, shaped nor controlled by the politically inefficient Marxist men of our ‘left’. And the fact that some right-wingers are trying  co-opt the legitimate women’s fight against sexual abuse doesn’t mean that the movement is right-wing.  Is Trump a leftist and pro-peace just because he claims to be anti-globalism and pro-Putin? I say no, but that doesn’t prevent the Marxist left to support him as “better for the working class” than any member of the democratic party.

The judgment of this party/men is not without consequences, it is a call to attack the women’s movement. After all, if you remember, the majority of the pseudo-leftists in this nation were against the women who marched in the Women’s March when Trump was inaugurated. But, surprise, there was no “#metoo” movement at that time. So what could have been the reason to attack the Women’s March at that time as a ‘right wing ‘ movement? You know the answer by now, if not, keep reading. The answer is below, together to why the ‘socialists’ are working to make the USA a one party system, with the GOP as the only party. Seriously.

This that I described above is evidence, to me, that these American pseudo-leftists are no leftists at all. I have been saying in this little blog since 2015 than the left is kaput, dead. What you see passing as leftists is really (gulp)  the ZOMBIE LEFTISTS. Even Marx and the “International” in its beginnings had the advancement of women’s rights in their platform. The condition of women in society was a concern of socialists in the old times.

But not today. Women have been betrayed by the fake socialists. There is no difference between the GOP, the alt-right and the ‘socialists/leftist’ men in their position  on the women and the #metoo movement.

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; they have stated so. They blamed Hillary Clinton ‘loss’ to her “ignoring” the white men in the norther states, and are now inviting the DNC to go there and, well, rescue them. If the dems don’t do that, then they are “right wing”.

Identity politics is a complex issue, but I always say, to simplify it, that only white racists and misogynists can tell women and people of color that fighting racism and misogyny directly and face-to-face is, not only not a priority, but bad. Bad to whom? Do you have any friend of color who would agree to not fight racism and just focus on the salary interests of the ‘forgotten white working men’?

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) by the alt-right and the ‘Marxists’ 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 to pass their toxic message of concealed hatred of women,  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? What is ‘class identity’ if not Identity Politics?

They, 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 main stream media (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 for 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 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 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 Dem Party, 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 secret-subliminal message

If Putin is with the GOP (support for Trump = support for the GOP) and the ‘left’ is with Putin, then the working class, if they follow the ‘left’,  must be with the GOP too. They will be ordered to attack the Dem Party. Putin wants the GOP to hold power in Congress to avoid Trump being impeached.

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.)

Conclusion:

We are living in the times of unbound psy-ops and propaganda coming from the right-wing and left 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.

 

 

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Anti-feminism: the place where Infowars and Counter Punch go to shake hands

“their protest…perfectly aligned with the aims of the global neoliberal establishment…relentlessly delegitimizing Trump” CJ Hopkins at Counter Punch

“What where we going to protest? That Donald Trump won the election? That Hillary lost?”  Ann Garrison at Black Agenda Report (BAR)

“The “Women’s March on Washington” is actually an anti-Trump march” Alex Jones at Inforwars

It is a scary day when, in the beginning of a historical political crisis in the US, the white supremacists’ anti-women and pro-Trump sentiments, expressed in alt-right websites like Alex Jones’ Inforwar and WND, are shared and echoed in so-called leftists sites like Counter Punch, Black Agenda Report (BAR), World Socialist Website (WSWS) and Information Clearing House, and OpedNews, to mention just a few.

Perhaps you didn’t notice in the scant articles the leftists dedicated  on their websites to the Women’s March on D.C. (most of which have been deleted!) and passing as ‘correct’ Marxist analysis, that  they could find NOTHING positive about that historic event. When Marxists and the racist ultra-right conservatives converge to  characterize about six million people marching in the US and worldwide  as mere anti-Trump and ‘neoliberal’ Democrats, the march as ‘identity politics’ (a ‘bad’ thing  that ‘Hillary’s fans’ do); and when both of them ridicule the female marchers (reason for articles being deleted?), it’s time progressives start asking themselves  ‘WTF is going on here?

Below is a sample of other opinions shared and published by America’s extreme right (in leftist jargon) and ‘left’ wings on their respective websites (as always, grammar police need a warrant to enter this blog):

  • We are hypocritical if we accuse Trump’s anti-Muslim ban and immigration policies  as racism because we never complained about Obama’s racist anti-Muslim and Mexican immigration policies. So shut up now, I guess.
  • The democratic party must be destroyed because it represents Hillary Clinton’s and Wall Street’s interests. That leaves Trump with a one-party (GOP) nation because no one, not even the leftists, is demanding the destruction of the GOP. But the leftists are OK with handing the nation to the white supremacists, I guess.
  • It is a false analogy to compare Trump to Hitler. Trump is anti-globalism, i.e., a revolutionary. The WaPo reported about Jeff Session, Trump’s candidate to AG: “Sessions’s ideology is driven by a visceral aversion to what he calls “soulless globalism,” a term used on the extreme right to convey a perceived threat to the United States from free trade, international alliances and the immigration of nonwhites.” So, according to our leftists, Sessions must also be a revolutionary. Interesting, isn’t it?
  • We should give Trump a chance to go after the criminal globalist class. The leftists believe he is about to do that. The poor things haven’t heard what he said the other day about his promise to “punish” Carrier.
  • Trump will unite with Putin to avoid the world war Hillary Clinton and the pro-war neoliberal democrats want to start. Don’t wait standing for that one. President Bannon, I mean, Trump said there will be a war with China or Korea “soon”.

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  • Identity politics (issues related to gender, race, nationality, etc.) is a distraction created by Hillary Clinton and the neoliberal Democrats to attack Trump’s anti-globalism message. That’s why we got distracted with the ‘non-identity issue’ of Trump’s refusal to name the Jewish people as victims of Hitler’s war on women and gays (not an identity issue either, I guess) and ethnic nationals. If you don’t have a salary (economic issue), you are not important. OK?

Glen Ford and BAR are against identity politics, except when they are for it.

This unanimity in pro-Trump and anti-feminist sentiments between the opposing extreme right and the left-wings is no coincidence, unless our Marxists are comfortable openly aligning with white supremacists without qualifying the alliance. Marxists are aware of their meeting of the hearts with right wingers; they can’t claim ignorance of it. They (Counter Punch in particular) constantly invite people, like Paul Craig Robertson, for example, without telling their readers the “guests” are white supremacists. They allow these people to taint their website with their veiled racism and anti-feminism, all in leftist jargon to better cover their right-wing propaganda.

And finally, Trump and white supremacists blabber against ‘political correctness’, but, ask yourselves, how many times have you seen them inviting leftists to their websites to share with their readers Marxist ideology, just to prove that they too are anti-political correctness?

So, if it isn’t coincidence, then what is this meeting of the hearts between white supremacists and Marxists? Could it be:

  • the result of a stealthy alt-right/Marxists alliance against globalists? That would be utterly  dishonest, wouldn’t it?
  • the alt/right and third-way conservatives infiltrating the leftist space? That would make the Marxists look like zombies, braindead, i.e.
  • CIA/FBI psy ops a la COINTELPRO? Haven’t  the Marxists learned their lesson yet?
  • mere ignorance on the part of old-fashioned Marxists? This is the ONE reason we can’t accept at all. That leaves the others to be considered, or this last one:
  • there is no meaningful leftists movement in the USA, only third-way conservatism passing as leftists.

There is a reason for everything, and I intend to discuss on my next post some of the reasons behind the meeting of the hearts between white supremacists and the disappearing American leftist movement. For the moment, I will close this post by clarifying who I define as the pseudo-leftists and who are the Third-way alt-right passing as leftists. My conclusion next time will be whether there is a leftist movement at all in our nation if it is anti-feminist and anti-identity politics.

From Left to Right

Who is “the pseudo-left”?

I define ‘the American pseudo-leftists’ as the owners of most of the so-called leftists websites, Counter Punch, BAR, OpEd News, Information Clearing House, and World Socialist Website among others (am excepting The Nation because during the elections they showed balance of ideas); and the various socialists/communist parties and intellectuals (of leftist think-tanks) supporting anti-feminist positions, and labeling identity politics as ‘reactionary’.  Andrew Levine and most of the Counter Punch intellectual elite are included in this group, people who give us Marxist gems like this:

“In my opinion, it turns bolshevism on its head by using race or ethnic identity instead of class identity as the supreme, mobilizing force in national life.” Peter Lee at Counter Punch. [Typo in source, highlights by me.]

Maybe these old-fashion leftists forgot the early 20th century international socialist movement: women, people of color and ethnic nationals were part of the movement, and their needs were  integral part of  progressive demands they made. In the new millennium, the American leftists have closed its decaying doors to that same group of humans as not-welcomed, their needs relegated to the kitchen, not worthy of fighting for.

Who is the “alt-right”?

I define them as the white supremacists and ‘third-way’ conservatives, whether members of the GOP or not; people of the like of Bannon, Paul Craig Roberts, Glen Beck.  Third-way and paleoconservatives are mostly the same people. What follows is a useful description of this third-way ‘movement‘:

Craving the legitimacy that an alliance with progressive forces can provide, reactionaries seize on ostensibly shared positions, chief amongst them opposition to corrupt élites, to create the impression that progressives could benefit from making common cause with them.

Today’s (crypto)-fascist and other hard-right suitors, for example, focus on the commonplace left themes of opposition to war and corporate globalisation, the depredations of the ‚banksters‘, civil liberties, and Palestinian solidarity. Because the problems described by Querfront propaganda overlap so well with left-progressive causes, it may even superficially appear to be standard left-progressive discourse.

If – as is the case with many of today’s (especially US) left-progressives – one lacks the historical knowledge and analytical tools to recognise this propaganda for what it is, it is quite easy to be sucked in. [All typos in source.]

Next: Can a movement be called ‘leftist and progressive’ if it is anti-feminist and anti-identity politics, and pro-Trump’s policies?