Why do Social Democrats do what they do?

March 13, 2015

Pensées / fragments of/by Andrew Taylor 13 03 15

Pensées

I have sometimes been asked during structural or institutional struggles if I plan to "leave or "quit" and I have always said:  I'm not threatening to leave:  I'm threatening to stay and fight!
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Washington has significantly escalated its aggression against Venezuela ~ America's biggest blow against the Nation since the election of president Maduro in 2013.  The state by definition is an instrument of the rule of one class over another. The US's 'problem' with Venezuela is not the nonsense DC pedals about "Human rights abuses" or "corruption". On the contrary, America is actively subverting the Venezuelan state because its popular Govt restricts the hand of the anti-people agenda of the foreign and domestic Owning Class.

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Sinclair Lewis got it right about the variables of Fascist objects of veneration: "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." I always add that Fascism, USA would be militantly pro-Israel as well, with a patsy called Tory Canada acting as crucifer.

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a few of my favourite quotations...




"Fight on my men, says Sir Andrew Barton,
        I am hurt, but I am not slain;
      I’ll lay me down and bleed awhile,
        And then I’ll rise and fight again;"
(Sir Andrew Button in the old Ballad)


“Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man.
(Shakespeare: Macbeth: Act 4, Scene 1)

“Beloved, we are always in the wrong,
Handling so clumsily our stupid lives,
Suffering too little or too long,
Too careful even in our selfish loves:
The decorative manias we obey
Die in grimaces round us every day,
Yet through their tohu-bohu comes a voice
Which utters an absurd command - Rejoice. ”
(W.H. Auden, 'In Sickness and in Health')

 "Who so beset him round with dismal stories
Do but themselves confound—his strength the more is.
No foes shall stay his might; though he with giants fight,
He will make good his right to be a pilgrim."
(John Bunyan: Pilgrim’s Progress)

"To you Beloved Comrade, we make this solemn vow
The fight will go on—the fight will still go on.
Sleep well, Beloved Comrade, our work will just begin.
The fight will go on—till we win—until we win."
(Lewis Allan)





"This is the race that Jesus ran:
Humble to God, haughty to man,
Cursing the Rulers before the people
Even to the Temple’s highest steeple"


(Wm Blake: The Everlasting Gospel)












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