From last month:
The great success of the Women’s March is belied by its lack of a comprehensive program of social change. That wasn’t the purpose of the movement so we should not get into a lot of overheating save to note that a splendid degree of organization is lost on the larger left which can’t seem to get its act together. What was the formula of success for this March?
The broader left has been rendered spasmodic by its accumulating contradictions and the confusion over evolution/revolution. Sanders’ ‘Our Revolution’ shows the confusion in action: the program refers to one thing, action executes another plan.
It would almost seem as if women should lead a broader left but I fear that the example of the feminist movement will prove misleading.
And it is unfortunate that such a great groundswell of enthusiasm could not have multitasked more, especially in the issue of climate change…
I fear that as with the OWS this could prove a flash in the pan: let me be proved wrong.
Marxists have failed to produce a viable movement. The materials here have suggested the reason, with some suggestions to move on.