8287Re: Need comment re 'Militant' take on Australia election
- Aug 10, 2004Nick Fredman wrote:
>>to make any intelligent assessment of where the Greens *might* go,it'd be worth considering like parties overseas, e.g. the German and
Yes, we could do that, Nick, and while we're at it we could study the
examples of supposedly socialist governments in the former Soviet
Union, China, pre-WWI Germany, etc, to see where the Socialist
Alliance *might* end up in the unlikely event that it ever became the
government. After all, there has been a lot of experience of
governments that claimed to be socialist.
We could also look at the record of socialist sects that never
achieved government, such as the Healy organisation, Spartacists, etc.
We COULD do that, but it might not get us very far in understanding
either the Greens in Australia or the Socialist Alliance in Australia.
Looking at policy and practice in Australia seems to me a lot more
useful, and as I pointed out, there has never been anything to justify
Alan Bradley's apparent view that the Greens might change their policy
of withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
>>I don't know who this gang in reality is>>If you really don't know, and are not being disingenous, why do you
feel compelled to respond to my message to Alan Bradley?
I think you know exactly who the gang is. Your organisation, the DSP,
is an example of a sect (but it is by no means the only one) that
holds such views.
In case you've really forgotten, until recently the DSP was
distributing a pamphlet by Lisa McDonald elaborating the view that the
Australian Greens would inevitably betray, based on the same method
you adopt -- comparing the Australian Greens with Green parties
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