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10054Re: An open letter to ALP members on Senate preferences

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  • glparramatta
    Oct 17, 2004
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      Alan you big softy!

      I have for months been trying get Bob and his supporters to tell us
      what sort of socialist activity they carry out inside their respective
      groups to win people to the socialist cause.

      Contrary to popular opinion, I and other socialists would be only too
      happy to see a viable organised socialist wing inside the ALP if it is
      at all possible these days. Bob in effect continually counterposes
      Socialist Alliance activity to the ``non-sectarian'' approach he
      espouses, presumably with the hope that some SA members will see the
      light and join him inside the belly of the beast.

      Bob spends so much time bagging the SA, DSP and other socialist
      groups' activities and views on this list but rarely informs us of
      what he thinks socialists like should be doing instead. There is very
      little evidence that he is carrying on an ideological battle in the
      ALP at the same intensity that he subjects this list to.

      I really do hope he fought that rotten right-wing deal before the
      election (I am asking, perhaps a little rudely, I admit, for some
      evidence of that) and is not simply covering his posterior afterwards.

      Norm.

      --- In GreenLeft_discussion@yahoogroups.com, "alanb1000"
      <alanb1000@y...> wrote:
      >
      > "glparramatta" wrote:
      > > Hey Bob,
      > >
      > > Perhaps you could share with the list what efforts you and your
      > > supporters inside the ALP made to reverse these decisions *before*
      > > the election? Horses and stable doors come to mind.
      > >
      > > Perhaps you should spend less time lecturing the SA about its
      > > ``sectarianism'' towards the rotten types that engineered this
      > > disaster and use your immense influence to organise a real left
      > > inside the ALP.
      > >
      > > Norm.
      >
      > Needlessly pissy, Norm. Bob is trying to do the right thing.
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