27963Re: Socialist electoral tactics and the SA and Tasmanian elections
- Mar 20, 2006grok@... wrote:
> There's a REASON why votes cast for such socialistBlah blah blah.
> candidates swing so wildly (and this is a very good example
> above, isn't it?): these socialist groups make the
> strategic, fundamental mistake of running those candidates
> almost totally on the basis of seeking out some 'normative'
> - -- easy -- acceptance of their candidate (forget about the
> party line) in terms of [petit-]bourgeois standards of
> prestige, 'electability', etc. This, in fact, is the idiot,
> conniving, opportunist logic of social-democracy and
> business unionism, which we've all (supposedly) grown to
> know and loathe from bitter experience.
We should be running candidates that are serious and respected
activists ("agitators" in Gouldspeak). We shouldn't, generally
speaking, be running candidates that are obscure non-entities.
Candidates are not interchangeable. Indifference to this matter is an
indicator that a campaign isn't being taken seriously, and is merely
an exercise in going through the motions.
Frankly, if you are doing something and not taking it seriously, you
probably shouldn't be doing it at all.
Sloppiness and amateurism is an unforgiveable sin in a socialist
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