It's not as simple as that. I'm not saying that I necessarily support it but there is a considerable argument that can be made against revolutionary left groups running in elections and taking seats. History has shown this to be generally the beginning of co-option. And yes, I know what the Bolsheviks did, before the trots here jump in ... but the Bolsheviks also robbed banks and assassinated people and stuff like that so if you are simply going to imitate them you need to go the whole hog.
Originally Posted by Apjp
Of course this debate is superfluous if you are a social democrat. In that case you are already co-opted.
Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the (female dog) that bore him is in heat again. Bertolt Brecht