File spoon-archives/marxism-general.archive/marxism-general_1996/96-12-18.142, message 24

Date: Sat, 14 Dec 1996 07:31:49 +0000
Subject: Re: M-G: MG: re Sectarian Feuding

Ben Pedersen wrote:
> Joao Paulo Monteiro's remarks do not represent the isolated ramblings of a
> 'revisionist' as some are apparently ready to brand them. I for one have
> long been disheartened by the continual factionalism of the revolutionary
> Left.
> Yes, we are all aware of the many historical/material factors contributing
> to variances in position.
> I would prefer to see a strong coalition of the revolutionary Left make
> some real gains in the war with Capital rather than to continually expend
> itself upon endless in-fighting.
> After a global workers state has been victorious we will opportunity for
> "party politics" to sort out a proletarian leadership.

I agree Ben. Sometimes I get the impression that some people actually
enjoy all the infighting. It is far easier to accuse everyone else of
"betraying the revolution". That way you can cover your own failure to
have any impact.

Maybe someday (I hope soon), people on the left will realise that
constant repetition of the same arguements does not acheive anything. It
just builds barriers. If people on the left really want to build unity
and get away from sectarianism, then the first emphasis should be on the
points that they can agree on.

This does not mean that they should not be allowed to disagree. But if
there is a wholly different atmosphere on the left, the differences will
diminish through working together positively.


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