18538Re: socialist unity with the living dead
- Jun 6, 2005Bob Gould wrote
Ben Courtice, who reposted Bustelo's post to the Green Left list, is
repois still a member of the Australian DSP, so I assume he's either
playing a devil's advocate role or maybe he's a little more cynical
than that, and he's implying that all the other socialist groups
except the DSP should go out of business.
Not so much devils advocate as sincere expression of my hopes.
I am not cynically excepting the DSP from the prescription. The DSP should go
out of business like all the others; in fact that is the DSPs policy to
build the Socialist Alliance into a new party that will replace the
pre-existing left groups, including itself.
Bob seems so engrossed in reading factional conspiracies in his tea-leaves
that this obvious point has apparently escaped him.
I ask both Bustelo and Courtice, what do they think the activities of
future socialist organisation should consist of if the existing ones
were to go out of business?
Joaquin Bustelo can answer for himself if he chooses. Its a very big question
and I dont feel particularly obligated to answer here and now, because (as
many people have to date already pointed out) Bob Gould really says next to
nothing on the topic himself.
And its not actually a question of going out of business (although I
suspect many if not all will end up doing that if they dont seize the
opportunity that unity presents). If we really need the corporate analogy,
think of a corporate merger perhaps.
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