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Sympo wrote:How many members does the WSPUS have?
I can ask, but only a handful ever participate in the email list for what that is worth.
Perhaps I will do a write in vote for "socialism" this year. I don't put much stock in voting in capitalist elections, but I do wish there was an option worth supporting that would at least register a protest vote. I don't know that my write-in vote would even be recorded.mcolome1 wrote:Bernie Sanders and his so called political revolution is gone with the wind, he went back again to the Club of Millionaires known as the US Congress.Only workers as a whole can make a real political economical revolution, we do not need leaders, only sheep need leaders, with the proper subjective ideas in our minds we can overthrow this worldly economical system.We do not need philosophers, we need a coherent socialist theory in our heads
I think we all need to be leaders. Ideas are important, but it has to be more than in our heads. Theory and practice need to have a dialectical relationship. We should be in the streets as part of this struggle. We can spread the idea of real socialism, but at the same time learn from the struggle.This is sure to ruffle some feathers, but I've been really thinking about entryism as a tactic.Jill Stein of the Green Party has been in the streets and the Democratic Socialists of America have been taking advantage of this as well. The World Socialist Party (US) does not have the numbers or the infrastructure to compete with that right now, so I feel like we need to figure out how to relate to and be a part of this struggle. I don't think we should be active in the Green Party, our constitution actually forbids it ("46. No member shall belong to another political organization nor render support to any movement in conflict with the party."), but it's tempting to argue that perhaps we should change our constitution and perhaps work within DSA when it makes sense…I know, I know! Hear me out though. The "democratic socialist" part of their name puts them in a position to take advantage of the "branding" that Sanders has used to inspire his mobilization. They've really taken advantage of this. Looking at the history of the WSPUS, we were a break away from the Socialist Party of America. In these times where we're tiny, perhaps it makes some sense to take a step back and be active in that kind of formation while at the same time retaining the WSM identity and arguing for our vision of socialism as part of their Left Caucus. Crazy idea, I know, but I think we need to look at our current state and capacity in the United States. Judging by the number of Bernie Sanders yard signs in my neighborhood, I suspect recruiting folks to an organization with the name "Democratic Socialists of America" which has a presense and infrastructure to plug into where I live in New York City would be realtively easy. It would provide a builtin audience to educate on real socialism. The danger of course is being involved with what is essentially a reformist organization (though there are no doubt actual revolutionaries in DSA as well) and the problems that can come with entryism.
It’s weird but I like the Pope.
North Korea does not have the capability to pull off something like this (this is my area of professional expertise). At best, they outsourced it but I think most likely it was an insider.
We’re all in the class struggle whether we want to be or not.
I just wanted to update everyone. I’m now officially a member. ☺alanjjohnstone wrote:Hopefully, they'll read this and contact you by email about your application.Welcome to the WSM.
Hopefully I get accepted!
Karla reached out to me. Thanks!