- Capitalism and Alternatives -
There's plenty in Boston too, SDF
Posted by: Nikhil Jaikumar ( DSA, MA, USA ) on July 26, 1999 at 17:51:33:
In Reply to: Whatever. posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on July 20, 1999 at 10:53:17:
: At any rate, out there in England you have your own, competing, political party to promote. I'm not going to debate you about that. So whatever. Frankly, talk of "class struggle" in the US is cause for many to engage a good old-fashioned witch hunt, while the "communists" and "socialists" here in the States are split into about a dozen different parties with about 150 members each, most of them in Berkeley CA, Madison WI, New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Ask Stuart Gort (or maybe DonS) about it; I'm sure he'll show you some good old-fashioned McCarthyist spirit.
actually, here in Boston MA, we have a whole smorgasbord of left-wing groups to choose from. We have the Democratic Socialists of America (moderate socialist), the Socialist Workers' Party (Castroist), the Trotskyist Workers' Party, the International Socialist Organization, the Socialist Equality Party, the Communist Party, the Workers' World Party, the local wing of teh Brazilian Workers' Party, the Maoist Internationalist Moevment, the Revolutionary Communist Party, the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist League, etcetra......that's not including vaguely leftist groups like teh American Friends' Service Committee, Neighbor to Neighbor, and others.
By teh way, I persoanlly don't think it would be a bad thing to ahve a litle bit of "witch hunting" as you say. At least it would pose teh question, "Which side are you on?" to all teh "left Democrats" including the pro-Clinton Communists. And now that teh SU is gone, what sort of accusations can they sling at us? That we're pawns of Cuba? Wow, what a threat to teh national security. Those Cubans, they got me shaking in my boots.