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GUEST,david BS: Combat Trotskyphobia (98* d) RE: BS: Combat Trotskyphobia 27 Dec 07


Dear Les,
The SWP and its forerunners the International Socialists were not formed to be an electoral machine. How could it have been when the Labour Party was so dominant as well as being loaded with trade union funding.
In the early 1960s the International Socialists probably had around a few hundred members or supporters across Britain. Don't forget Trotsky had been hounded and villified [and eventually murdered ] by both Stalin representing official communism and the mainstream media.
What the IS in the 1960s was to build the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign in this country as a way of opposing American Imperialism which was slaughtering the people of Vietnam .
The SWP was formed in the late 1970s when the long boom years of the post war period was coming to an end.Not the best of times to stand and win an election when the Labour Party was becoming so discredited among working class people and millions were being thrown onto the dole as Thatcher showed us what class war is all about.
I think you are totally wrong to say that the three big parties are the main opponents of the BNP. The tories still play the race card when it suits them but New Labour has continually kow towed to the racist agenda...the BNP loved Blunkett for example calling him a recruiting sargeant for their party. And to see New Labour hounding refugees across the country is truely despicable and disgusting.Where I live in South Wales a Pakistani christian family has just been arrested in a dawn raid for deportation .
Les you call yourself a socialist but you dont seem to have any faith in what socialism is about.New Labour came into existence as the gravedigger of capitalism but under Blair and now Brown it is a party of grovelling support for the worst excesses of capitalism.
Around a million Iraqis have been slaughtered in the hell unleashed by Bush and Blair.Another 4 million are living as refugees.The children of Iraq are malnourished and the standard of living is now back to a primitive level.
Les you call that a" bad judgement."Its a war crime!
The Swp may have made plenty of mistakes but the real criminals and gangsters are elsewhere and doing very nicely thank you.
David


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