The left has lost the thread of what it is doing. At a time when the ‘communist latency’ is maturing at the close of the capitalist epoch, noone is ready while activists are muddling through with incoherent activist projects. Those efforts perhaps have to continue, but at least some energy needs to work on restarting a truly revolutionary alternative.
As we see electoral politics is dysfunctional in the US and is also so corrupt that we cannot expect any venue there.
All the breakthroughs in democracy began with rebellions and newly constituted governments.
Is our time any different?