Posts are written by bloggers who are members of various organizations including Democratic Socialists of America, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Willamette Reds, and others in Oregon.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
"To all my Facebook friends who think calls to impeach Trump or to have a general strike are what's necessary to move forward, it looks like the typical leftist error -- trying to outdo everyone else with a so-called radical pose. While millions of people are trying to defeat Trump's nomination of Jeff Sessions, Betsy DeVos, and others; while millions are writing, calling, visiting their senators and congresspeople to oppose the "Muslim ban" and the wall or donating money to organizations like the ACLU, CAIR so people have representation, while federal employees at state, justice, EPA, NPS put it on the line for basic decency and democratic principles; while there is an upsurge of left-center and even sections of traditionally thought of as right-wing people acting against the immigration ban EO and for certain bottom line values that we associate with this country; while millions are trying to figure out how to save Roe v Wade, birth control, right to privacy, Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act etc., there's a tiny but vocal sector who like to up the ante without regard to where people are at and call for these actions which, 9 times out of 10 (maybe even 10 times out of 10) wind up being tiny. Instead, the point is to join with these mass movements to win those demands put forward by the people. AND as my good friend Doris just said -- the 2018 elections began yesterday!!! Millions are already in motion with that. Read Georgi Dmitrov, Against War and Fascism, for a great description/critique of this leftist tendency, especially among Communists."---Terrie Albano