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Writing off the working classes

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on December 01, 1999 at 10:24:14:

In Reply to: Malarkey posted by Chuck on November 30, 1999 at 18:17:31:

: :and notably hasnt joined a party under the leadership of anyone else so he must think he's the only really capable leader the worlds ever had (ignoring the fact that if people acted for themselves instead of becoming reliant on leadership there'd be a lot less bolshevik style putschs).

: Non Sequitur. And how do you reconcile your last sentence with the fact that, in even the broadest, longest, and most vigorous of workers' struggles (e.g. France 1936 and 1968; Germany 1918-23; Italy 1920, 1948, and 1969; and Spain 1931-37) the working masses DID NOT gain a clear understanding of the tasks of the struggle, or did so only to an insufficient degree?

SDF: Well, we can yell "quit writing off the working classes" at others, or we can start looking for a better way...

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