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Much though I...

Posted by: Red Deathy ( Socialist Party, UK ) on February 03, 19100 at 11:01:50:

Much though I respect SDF, I am bound by honour, the hostility clause, and a deap and abiding evil, to point out that most of the benefits of voting Green SDF enumerates, can be gained from aactually spoiling your ballot - just writing "World Socialism" across your paper, rather than any presidential candidate, is suffice to challenge the system, and clear you of collaboration.

What SDF needs to show, attractive though his reforms are, is how these will alter the fundamental and inherent problems capitalism arises, and, though Barry was probably applying an unduly mechanical materialist interpretation, SDF shouild really show how Green policies under capitalism can occur without needing to be *conditioned* by the needs of the capitalist class/economy.

Further, we should ask why American greens neeed be any different from German greens - if we remove any implication of personal disreputability and failing from the German greens, we must ask why they voted *for* war. Clearly, the fact that their representatives threatened to ignore the party vote must be taken into account - and so the entire system of representative democracy must be applied in opposition to the intrentions of the Green movement.

Further, I feel it is for SDF to explain to us why we should ask for bigger crumbs, when we could have the whole damn bakery.

Vote world Socialism for President, don't vote capitalist....

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