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  1. Brutus
    31st August 2014 21:05
    Brutus
    Is impossibilism maximalist, with it's rejection of reforms?
  2. Skinz
    29th August 2014 22:26
    Skinz
    Greetings.
  3. Blake's Baby
    18th August 2014 12:53
    Blake's Baby
    Sorry, not sure what you're actually suggesting here.

    What is your dividing line between 'in opposition' and 'flout policy'?

    As I've said, in the case of the ICC there are individuals who are not expected to defend Luxemburg's economic theories because they don't accept them. There are sections which have called for the repudiation of sections of the ICC's body of theory but they haven't been dissolved. Are these 'oppositions', or are they 'flouting policy'?
  4. Blake's Baby
    12th August 2014 13:22
    Blake's Baby
    Thanks, I'll take a look at that.

    I think I disagree with you that the name of the organisation is a 'secodary matter'. If the majority wanted to call it 'The Socialist Party (of Great Britain)' and the minority wanted to call it 'The Flan-Flingers' and Pig-Picklers' International of Trumped-up Codswallop' I think the majority would be quite right to expel the minority, both by closing branches and expelling individuals.

    If one joins a group, one should stick by its rules. Sure, argue that rules should be changed, but accept that sometimes you're going to lose the argument. I think that if it's so important that you refuse to follow agreed policy, you should leave, simple as.
  5. Socialisme ou Barbarie
    23rd July 2014 18:29
    Socialisme ou Barbarie
    Ok, thanks.
  6. Socialisme ou Barbarie
    22nd July 2014 17:33
    Socialisme ou Barbarie
    It looks good. Daniel De Leon is a personal hero of mine.
  7. Socialisme ou Barbarie
    21st July 2014 11:36
    Socialisme ou Barbarie
    So I was looking for some works of Daniel De Leon yesterday, and a book came up called "Revolutionary Socialism in U. S. Congress: Parliamentary Idiocy vs Marxian Socialism". What is it about, and is it any good?
  8. Q
    27th May 2014 19:28
    Q
    Indeed. Quite an improvement
  9. 870
    20th May 2014 16:36
    870
    And if I'm debating a member of the SPGB, I am going to mention their rotten record (or rather lack of a record) on issues of gay and womens' liberation. And I'm not going to sugar-coat it.

    Finally, you misunderstand why I have "given up". I don't think robbo has responded to my argument at all - particularly the sources I have cited - so I'm under no obligation to further entertain his fantasies about a "socialist family" and the "good Menshevik" Martov. And since I quite frankly find the exchange tedious and boring, I'm out.
  10. 870
    20th May 2014 16:34
    870
    I appreciate the sentiment, but you don't seem to have understood my "giving up". First of all, I am not "pissed off". If I were genuinely angry I wouldn't post about it on RevLeft, I would go take a walk, go to the gym, summarily shoot some Eser sailors, things like that.

    And obviously if the differences are political, they can't be personal. Good grief, I don't know who you lot are. For all I know you are the nicest person in existence and robbo is a squirrel strangler. Or vice versa. It doesn't matter any way - my criticism has always been criticism of SPGB politics (and the politics of SPGB members that doesn't quite add up with the explicit position of the SPGB, such as the old "Russia wasn't ready for socialism" line when the SPGB proclaimed that the world was ready for socialism in 1904). What else am I supposed to do? If I'm debating a member of the USec, I'm not going to pass over their support for Khomeini or the Forest Brothers.

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