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► Kshama Sawant vs. Independent Organization – [WQ2.15.03.28]

Posted by Ben Seattle on March 28, 2015

Kshama Sawant – Vacillating Ally or Strategic Opponent ?

Activists who are working today to create independent political organization are faced with the task of understanding the two sides of social democracy:

(1) the good side–its role as a vacillating ally in the struggle for useful and necessary partial demands

(2) the not-so-good side–its role as a strategic opponent which promotes of illusions aimed at undermining the recognition of the need for organization which is not dependent on social democracy.

Social democracy appears to be emerging as open trend in the U.S. in a way that has not been seen since the depression of the 1930’s, and FDR’s New Deal. This emerging phenomenon is already beginning to generate an ocean of debate and discussion as a new generation of activists are confronting, and attempting to sort out, political questions that many of them have never encountered before.

Art and I believe that we have a responsibility to make a contribution to this debate that, to the best of our ability, lays out in a calm and systematic way the principles at stake in the discussion related to Kshama Sawant and social democracy.

Ben Seattle

How do we reply to Kshama Sawant and her uncritical supporters?

An Independent Organization is Inconceivable
if We Can’t Recognize the Face Of Our Enemy

► by Ben Seattle ► March 27, 2015 ► 8,000 words ► 13 pages ► 11 graphics

► Read here in PDF format:



3 Responses to “► Kshama Sawant vs. Independent Organization – [WQ2.15.03.28]”

  1. Reblogged this on Socialist Fight and commented:
    This is worth a serious read and response.

  2. […] first want to say thank you on behalf of myself and Ben Seattle for posting Ben’s article, “Vacillating Ally or Strategic Opponent?” on to the Being a Socialist Facebook group. Ben and I think that the attention to the principles […]

  3. AF said

    Reblogged this on The Struggle for Unified Theory and commented:
    Below is an article by Ben Seattle on the needs of the movement that I thought was deserving of attention. I hope that activists will find it valuable.

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