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Hey wait a minute, won’t Bhaskar Sunkara be liquidated in the Jacobin phase of Our Revolution? Sorry I asked, but will Our Revolution adopt the guillotine and liquidate the right, center right, center and rightist greens…? revolution and habas corpus…

https://jacobinmag.com/author/bhaskar-sunkar

A dumb question no doubt: BS may be a bluffer like Sanders, behold the bloodthirsty jacobin lopping heads…
Or if he is as seems a social democrat why did he call he call his mag Jacobin?
Better to change the subject, don’t kick a gift horse in the mouth…His excellent magazine suggests that if anyone is that smart is that foolish we look the other way…

Actually the purpose of this discussion is to challenge the left’s tendency to make a fetish of the Jacobins:
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What is socialist Sanders’ platform on the expropriation of capital? confused labels and false flagging Sanders the ‘socialist’?

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We have been hard on Sanders but even today we suggested, or at least considered, that he run, cf. the article from Commons Dreams, Ten Reasons Why Sanders Should Run in 2020. I kinda like the guy, going ‘off with his head’ here smacks of inconsistency. The reason in fact is that his thinking is unclear and could go either way: he just might be a real crypto-socialist and stealth-seed a revolution, chuckle. But he should be honest and if he is a socialist he should be held to account to socialist platforms, such as the expropriation of capital, a very touchy issue for Clintonite democrats, one daren’t mention Wall streeters.
The issue we raise is no quibble. If Sanders got elected he would have to turn the CIA on real socialists and communists, a betrayal so grotesque Sanders would be charged with a variant of false-flagging. His is a de facto false flag op already because he is using someone else’s flag, with the result, just more than possibly, of getting them killed because his followers and the real socialists will end up fighting each other. It is in fact an old situation, Mensheviks/Bolsheviks, but different now because back then the terms ‘socialism’ and ‘commnunism’ were fairly clear as to their meaning.
In fact Sanders may have eliminated himself here. Even so a false usage of the terms ‘socialism’ and ‘revolution’ ironically gives them venue and a kind of publicity…You can’t get away with the strategy Sanders has adopted. He could end up with the blood of real socialists on his hands.

The meaning of ‘Our Revolution’: violent overthrow of the government…Sanders can hardly protest that interpretation…

Sanders may as well run but the left needs to be wary of his corruption of the meaning of socialism and revolution. We need a revolution toward socialism.
If he uses the term ‘Our Revolution’ let’s take him at his word in the real sense.
Sanders’ version is an ego trip that centers on one person not a movement, and would likely end up blocked by the Senate, eight more wasted years…
The crisis of the planet needs IMMEDIATE revolutionary action. The term ‘revolution’ means violent overthrow of governments. If Sanders makes one peep of protest against ‘Our Revolution’ taken to mean that he is a running dog and counterrevolutionary
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Should Bernie Sanders be the Left’s presidential candidate in 2020? Hamilton Nolan and Bhaskar Sunkara revive the great American tradition of arguing about Bernie online.

Source: Let’s Talk Bernie 2020