Saturday, August 20, 2016

Leftier Than Thou

Margaret Kimberley notes "Liberal Hate for the Green Party" and especially its candidates Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka.

The degree of antipathy is actually quite useful. It tells us why the Green Party is so important and why liberals are such a dangerous enemy.

The World Socialist Web Site isn't impressed: Green Party candidates at CNN town hall: Promoting illusions in the capitalist system

Acting as a flank of bourgeois politics, the Greens promote nothing more than protest and pressure politics within the confines of the existing economic and political system.

A link on leads to the campaign website for Jerry White and Niles Niemuth, running for president and vice president on the Socialist Equality ticket.

Jerry White, 56, is the US labor editor of the World Socialist Web Site. He joined the Workers League, the predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party, in 1979, while working at United Parcel Service and attending the City University of New York. For nearly four decades, as a writer and activist, Jerry has played a major role in the struggles of the working class. He was the SEP’s presidential candidate in 2008 and 2012.

Niles Niemuth, 28, was raised in a working-class family in Wisconsin and became a member of the SEP during the 2011 mass protests against budget cuts imposed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Niles joined the staff of the WSWS after completing his master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where he specialized in African-American history. Niemuth has written extensively on US social conditions, working-class struggles and the government’s assault on democratic rights.


Hattie said...

Eh. Been there, done that. Time to move on and join the grownups.

Poppa Zao said...

As I show above, there'll always be someone claiming a leftier position. Same thing with the right. There's a Detroit-based blogger taking Donald Trump to task for not being anti-Muslim enough.