SDF you posted a link, which I found entertaining and interesting I might add, about 'Socialism from below' not so long ago and I was wondering just what your opinions and all where on this phenomena.
I regard it as broadly progressive that is finally striking home amongst the ranks of some bolsheviks (they defended the SWP while launching a fairly inaccurate assault on anarchists) that democracy and liberty are worth something, perhaps with the infusion of a humanist dimension they could become closer to Marx (well when he wasnt in a self-important authoritarian mood).
I'd also like to know Barry's view because it appears to be a fairly sound rebuke of his bolshevism, and all the centralist vanguardism that entails, from a Marxist perspective (the human perspective is the most important though in my opinion I care little for idolitrous admiration some people have for Great Men and Grand Thinkers, it's a bit close to the whole 'Man and Superman' thing of the facists).
See you all next week.
All Power the the Seattle Protest.