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Whatever happened to the Far Left?

Contrary to the fevered imaginings of some on the right, the far left has been remarkably comatose lately. They’ve been unable to mount much of a challenge to or major protests against the current crisis of capitalism, a crisis they say they’ve waited for decades to occur. By any accounts, our financial crisis is a corker, complete with massive fraud, curiously asleep-at-the-wheel government regulators, and a Federal Reserve that keeps sending money to big banks that are arguably insolvent. The result of all this financial chicanery has been a serious recession which has now metastasized and is affecting the stability of the European Union.

You’d think Marxists and their fellow travelers would be dancing in the streets at this once-in-a-lifetime organizing opportunity. But instead they’re mostly power snoozing.

More about the disappearing far left on IVN

  • Across Europe and in America the real left are on the streets, not the party hacks who want their particular party to be in power. The real left are those on the streets in “Occupy” and  “Don’t Pay”, and other grassroots movements, they might not even realise that fact, but they are thinking outside the party political system and not so much demanding change as trying to create change. That is what the real left is all about, not your nationally organised beaurocratic parties with their leaders. Time will tell if they can create that critial mass that will cause the system to collapse as new ways of thinking take control.

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