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The Silent Death of the American Left. Sadly IMO

The Silent Death of the American Left

by JEFFREY ST. CLAIR


Is there a Left in America today?


There is, of course, a Left ideology, a Left of the mind, a Left of theory and critique. But is there a Left movement?


Does the Left exist as an oppositional political, cultural or
economic force? Is anyone intimidated or restrained by the Left? Is
there a counterforce to the grinding machinery neoliberal capitalism and
its political managers?
We can and do at CounterPunch and in similar publications, such as
Monthly Review and the New Left Review, publish analyses of capitalism
and its inherent vulnerabilities, catalogue its predations and wars of
military conquest and imperial exploitation. But where is our capacity
to confront the daily horrors of drone strikes, kill lists, mass
layoffs, pension raids and the looming nightmare of climate change?
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Added: May-25-2013 Occurred On: May-25-2013
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  • They have been hypnotized by popularity. They are getting their way, and showing their true colors. "Equal Opportunity" was never about building up minorities. Its about pissing off the conservative white people. Abortion is not about a womans choice. Its about Eugenics, and population control. The EPA, and the green movement, was never about protecting the planet. Its about fleecing small businesses, girding large corporations, and the creation of more government agencies to soak up m More..

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  • Over there! See? The Left.
    On the scrapheap of history.

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  • ROFLMAO!!! Guess no one watched the last couple of elections huh?

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  • This guys illustrates rather nicely , the strange political world where the ultra left meets the far right .

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  • Yeah, like we need more lefturd politics in this country. They need to be run off 1rst, and for good

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    • @GraveMatter-

      He's not a Marxist at all . He is very European in his political position . The far right in Europe hates capitalism as much as any Marxist .

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    • @GraveMatter-

      So far I'm doing ok . Thanks for asking .

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