Re: Crisis in the Ukraine
The suggestion that it might have been an 'inside' assault came from a then leader of the Spartacists. The hostile view of the organisation and yours differ in emphasis, detail and tone, but not in substance. I've heard very similar from the SWP (UK) people who've jumped ship, from ex-Healyites, from the SP and many other Trotskyist groups. Some of it can be put down to moaning by middle class hobby activists who don't want serious demands put on them (this would be the standard response), but the pattern is consistent (as is the knee jerk to point the finger at another Trotskyist sect/s rather than to deal with the issues). It hasn't worked. Trotsyism has not succeeded in building mass parties in the last 80 years, or in leading a social revolution anywhere. Time to ask a few serious questions about the movement and what is wrong.
Originally Posted by A Marxist Historian
“ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
— Jean-Paul Sartre