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    Default Re: RNU Launch New Policy Document: "Revolutionary Republicansim"

    I too would suggest that Saoirse's post be made into a blog post. It's a fine example of both thinking and writing.

    I've read the rest of the document and I approve of it. Not that my approval should count for anything...

    I hope that the RNU publish more often and I wish them the best of luck.

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    Default Re: RNU Launch New Policy Document: "Revolutionary Republicansim"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Lord View Post
    A very positive development. A document to be welcomed.

    Republican socialists are the great hope of Ireland today. Standing firmly on a revolutionary tradition that goes back centuries they are the only people placed to bring to the Irish working class the revolutionary perspective it so badly needs today. The corrosive and stifling grip of trotskyism on the Irish left needs to be blown aside.

    What is not needed at the moment, however, is people fighting their own corner. What chances, I wonder, of links being developed between Eirigi, RNU, the socialist republican forum that the CPI has been working in, and others of a similar perspective?
    Who are you talking about specifically when you refer to the stifling grip of trotskyism on the Irish left? The Socialist Party? The Sticky lead Labour Party? The former WP members of Labour aren't advocating revolution of any kind, although some of them are on record advocating it in the long distant past, Pat Rabbitte comes to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goatstoe View Post
    Who are you talking about specifically when you refer to the stifling grip of trotskyism on the Irish left? The Socialist Party? The Sticky lead Labour Party? The former WP members of Labour aren't advocating revolution of any kind, although some of them are on record advocating it in the long distant past, Pat Rabbitte comes to mind.
    The Left seems to consist of the "stifiling grippers" on the one hand - active, but mainly in leading people down cul de sacs and on the other hand, the semi-retired of the WP and CPI. I hope I haven't left anyone out. The latter, presumably encouraged by the dire state of the former, seem to be raising their profile a little recently.

    I think it is probably very difficult to be a revolutionary in times when electoral politics dominate, which could in part account for them making such a hames of it.

    The Left Republicans and Anarchists seem to be stealing their revolutionary clothes.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    The Left seems to consist of the "stifiling grippers" on the one hand - active, but mainly in leading people down cul de sacs and on the other hand, the semi-retired of the WP and CPI. I hope I haven't left anyone out. The latter, presumably encouraged by the dire state of the former, seem to be raising their profile a little recently.

    I think it is probably very difficult to be a revolutionary in times when electoral politics dominate, which could in part account for them making such a hames of it.

    The Left Republicans and Anarchists seem to be stealing their revolutionary clothes.
    Semi-retired? I wish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    Cheers.

    Blogged it myself: http://theunitedirishman.blogspot.ie...soners-of.html but if people think it's a good idea I have no problem with it going up on the political world blog too.
    Thanks.Iwill - and as (I think) it was posted here first, it is eligible for the PW Blog
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
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