MODERN Social-fascism in the faux-Left?

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MODERN Social-fascism in the faux-Left?

Post by Coach on Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:56 am

http://www.revleft.com/vb/uk-labour-party-t155638/index.html?t=155638

I have also been thinking about where the faux-Left is developing in today's global capitalism, and how it actually seems to play a role quite similar (though, with somewhat different rationalizations and somewhat different methods) to the role that fascism played in the service of bourgeois interests in the past (and might or might not play such a role once again, depending on whether the bourgeoisie feel the need for it).

That is to say, I'm not talking about the Stalinist Comintern theory of "social-fascism" (nor the policy which it took regarding it), but are we seeing a sort of "social-fascism" relationship and role developing and being played out by the faux-Left?


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Re: MODERN Social-fascism in the faux-Left?

Post by Isakenaz on Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:48 am

Coach wrote:http://www.revleft.com/vb/uk-labour-party-t155638/index.html?t=155638

I have also been thinking about where the faux-Left is developing in today's global capitalism, and how it actually seems to play a role quite similar (though, with somewhat different rationalizations and somewhat different methods) to the role that fascism played in the service of bourgeois interests in the past (and might or might not play such a role once again, depending on whether the bourgeoisie feel the need for it).

That is to say, I'm not talking about the Stalinist Comintern theory of "social-fascism" (nor the policy which it took regarding it), but are we seeing a sort of "social-fascism" relationship and role developing and being played out by the faux-Left?


Call it what you will (although my preference is Social-Reformism), the British Labour Party has never been more than a labourist reform movement with nothing more than a nod at socialism. Even in its founding, through use of careful vetting, it could be seen as only serving the interests of the capitalist through providing a 'radical' outlet for the working-class.
Which can also be seen in the modern faux-left - talk much, do just enough to convince the workers that you are their champions, but never, ever, do anything to actualy damage the capitalist control of the global economy.
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