“We are facing a climate emergency that requires a massive and immediate federal mobilization.”
I have been consistently critical of Sanders’ ‘our revolution’ and ‘socialism’ and this article and the issue of venezuela shows the way that a basically reformist perspective gets entangled in contradictions. Instead of too much indignation we should feel sad that ‘socialism’ in quotation marks will have a hard time reaching lift off. The gesture ends up a plug for ‘revolutionary necessity’…
But in complete contradiction we can ‘support’ these kamikazes as ’tilling the soil’ for a vaunted ‘real socialism’ to come.
A renewed U.S. left is forging its own identity—and anti-imperialism needs to be front and center. Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders’ soft imperialism runs counter to the building of an internationalist left.
The flaw in the faux socialism of much current social democratic thinking become evident in the inability to support, or at least try to understand, the actual socialist experiment in Venezuela. This crippling error will in the end vitiate all claims for socialism by these followers of Sanders…
This does real damage to AOC’s ‘socialist’ bent…and to he left supporters.
We can sense at the way radical thinking gets smothered by proximity to the realm of political power