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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2013, 01:04 AM

6. Good

Though what I think we really need is not so much individual grassroots campaigns for explicitly Socialist candidates in urban areas (Socialist Alternative's new strategy), but a grassroots movement to build an organized Left. If Sawant didn't get elected some (maybe not all) of the grassroots activism behind her would have been wasted. And now that she is elected, there is still the problem that there is little she can actually accomplish by herself. On the other hand, if we had a sustainable and well organized grassroots Left, then we could get a lot of hard Left candidates elected and substantially reshape American politics. There is, for instance, no good reason why Chicago doesn't have a Socialist mayor (in the Democratic party of otherwise) other than the Left's disorganization and incompetence.

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