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Unity in Struggle and Struggle in Unity | M-L-M Mayhem!

Interesting contribution from M-L-M Mayhem!

 

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“Finally, it needs to be said that all of this talk of “left unity” at the centres of capitalism is often used as a smokescreen to obscure the fact that the anti-capitalist organizations represent, unfortunately, a small population that is predominantly embedded amongst the petty-bourgeoisie: students, intellectuals, and privileged sections of the working class.  There are often calls for “unity” that, as aforementioned, are themselves sublimated instances of sectarianism––the desire of one organization to convince all other organizations to work in a space over-determined by its political line.  And these calls for unity are often accompanied by the a priori assumption that the reason the left is weak is because of this lack of unity amongst a relatively small population of activists.  Every demand to “rebuild the left” in the past two decades is based on this misguided assumption.”

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