We were in (three) years gone by formally ambivalent to Bernie’s talk of revolution, tut-tutting his cooptation of the term as at best ‘social democratic’ tinkering, but now (we predicted it) the term is bouncing back and we can talk quite radically of ‘Our Revolution’, how our terminology…
Bernie is now changing gears and his ‘Our Revolution’ seems to be getting backburnered as he attempts to cope with the magpie centrists pilfering tidbits of his 2016 toybasket. Actually the slogan is handy and falls in our lap as crypto-lenininst-1848-ish neo-dulterated revolutionism, Our slogan, finally…great work, Bernie…
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To socialist candidates, even the left-most Democrat isn’t left enough.
Source: The Real Socialists to the Left of Bernie Sanders – The Atlantic
We have always had a deliberate ambivalence to Sanders as at best a social democratic pseudo-socialist, but at the same time we have tended to support him in practice: we have few active leftist initiatives of any kind and there is always the good chance that ‘faux socialism’, quite apart from ameliorating the current stalled social capitalist logjam, might actually provoke the real thing.
Anything like expropriation is just the kind of provocation that might lead to an evolutionary path to revolutionary socialism, and the full expropriation of capital…
Bernie Sanders’s Green New Deal proposal isn’t just the boldest proposal to save the planet that any candidate has made yet. It also includes the United States moving to 100 percent public ownership of our power grid.
Source: Bernie Wants to Seize the Means of Electricity Production
In May, an Illinois man emailed email@example.com with a plea: Graduate students at the University of Chicago were going on strike, and he wanted Bernie Sanders’ presidential team to help. “I’ve been super inspired by seeing the Bernie campaign support similar actions,” he said.
Source: What Sanders’ Political Revolution Looks Like in Real Life | Portside
“If there is going to be class warfare in this country, it’s time that the working class of this country won that war.”
Source: After Decades of Corporate ‘Decimation’ of Unions, Sanders Says It Is Time for Workers to Win the Class War | Common Dreams News