33781Re: TORIES THUMPED IN QLD
- Sep 14, 2006DSP leadership's despicable political irresponsibility
By Bob Gould
It's hard to know what to say about the latest post by Paul Benedek.
He just blithely asserts that the Socialist Alliance has dual members
in both the Labor Party and the Greens.
It's a matter of fact that the Labor Party rules preclude being a
member of any group that runs election candidates against the Labor
Party, and the Greens' rules seem to preclude being a member of any
other political group.
Presumably, people who join the Socialist Alliance who are in the
Labor Party or the Greens assume a certain discretion and duty of care
by the leadership of the Socialist Alliance.
What they get, however, is a lunatic proclamation that there are dual
members, which is obviously coldly calculated to try to generate a
witch hunt in both the ALP and the Greens.
In most periods of its existence, the old Stalinist CPA was mindful of
the political interests of people who came close it in the Labor
Party. It was only in ultraleft moments that it put the acid on people
to leave the Labor Party.
The most famous incident of that was when the CPA smashed up the NSW
Socialisation Units during the Lang period. For most of the rest of
its existence the CPA was sensibly discreet in such matters and never
went around proclaiming that it had dual members.
Putting socialists who are active in the Labor Party or the Greens on
the spot in such a way is not just ultraleftism, it's despicable
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