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Response to LooseWilly (Reply #52)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:35 AM

54. Your views on Trotskyism are rather inaccurate.

Trotsky was a Leninist. His ideology was called Bolshevik-Leninism. He was opposed to Stalin version of Leninism, Marxist-Leninism, but no Trotskyist (not Trotskyite which is a pejorative term, though I'm sure you know that)would consider themselves anti-Leninism. Trotsky still called for a Vanguard, though he claimed to want a more open democratic form of a Vanguard. I say claim because his early actions don't really match up with his later writings. (Seriously, though, where is Socialist_N_TN? He is the Trotskyist, not me, and could explain this so much better.)

Though, for the record my views on the USSR and Leninism are probably much closer to Luxemburg's than Trotsky's if you want to lump me in with any "anti-Leninist" theorist.

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