The article from Portside (previous post) suggests the left is rudderless. Is that surprising?
Sanders’ contradictory “Our Revolution’ lets the cat out of the bad, consciously or not: we need a ‘revolution’ but we use the term to refer to its opposite. I think that our current crisis demands a bit of multitasking: we can proceed with all sorts of activist tracks, but we must devote a part of our energies to a Grand Failsafe: actual revolution. Perhaps all at once that option will come to the fore. It should have already but there is no leadership on the left.
Trump shows the way the left has continued to lose the working class. But the left hasn’t really lost anything. It is simply without a real platform. Something on the order of a new marxism and a new internationale is needed but the stale remnants of the older marxist left clog the arteries.