Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

March 20, 2020

Considerations of the post-Sanders era

Filed under: Bernie Sanders,Counterpunch — louisproyect @ 7:05 pm


Steve Fraser assess Bernie Sanders; I assess his assessment


Just the other day, I was looking through the articles Kevin Coogan had written over the years. Kevin, a long-time commenter on my blog, died unexpectedly on February 27th and I was curious to review his take-downs of Lyndon LaRouche’s cult. A bit younger than me, Kevin was a former member and hoped to warn others about making the same mistake he made. I had the same missionary zeal when it came to the Socialist Workers Party. We both shared Ishmael’s need to repeat the verse from Job at the very end of Moby Dick: “and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.”

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  1. Excellent piece. It will be interesting to see how people respond to mass death in middle, working class and lower class communities while the wealthy get the best health care, the best services, all while millions are being thrown out on the street during an economic depression. I hope that I’m wrong, but I believe the upcoming months, if not the next year, will be dire. The government response will be limited to measures required to preserve social stability and capitalism, but I doubt they will work without accompanying repression. By summer, Sanders will be an afterthought.

    Comment by Richard Estes — March 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

  2. https://tomasoflatharta.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/sanders-corbyn-a-consolatory-daydream-of-a-small-begining-rather-than-a-not-so-big-end/ The Corbyn-Sanders phenomena has reached its conclusion. The road to socialism is not a short cut through the softer alternative ruling party firmly in the grip of well-connected politicians and apparatchiks

    Comment by tomasoflatharta — April 8, 2020 @ 10:28 pm

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