Re: [sixties-l] Re: Nader Fiasco

From: Carrol Cox (
Date: 11/28/00

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    Richard Schneirov wrote:
    >  Nader voters hurt their closest
    > friends and helped their enemies.
    > But, sometimes the lessons of history have to be relearned.
    We have no friends in either of the parties. To speak of being
    between them is as silly as to speak of being between Hitler
    and Goebbels. There will be no progressive movement, no
    substantial reforms, not breaking of the War on Crime
    (currently the greatest evil domestically) until the Democratic
    Party is utterly discredited. The Democratic Party is not
    by any conceivable fantasy parallel to the German Social
    Democratic Party. The German CP made a political error
    in the late 20s and early 30s with its "Social Fascism" line.
    Scattered progressives in the United States today are making
    an almost equally great error by their absurd fantasy that
    they have friends in the Democratic Party. Wellstone is
    ultimately no better than Bush.
    Nader saw that. The parallel today to the German CP of
    the '30s consists of those progressives who did not fall
    in behind Nader.

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