This guy Vaush, a self-identified anarchist/libertarian socialist, seems to epitomize what I call an “anarcho-Democrat.” This is more or less the left-anarchist/anarcho-social democrat version of “Libertarians for Trump.”
Apparently, “democratic centralism” is the one aspect of his time on the “far-left” that Bernie has retained. Along the way, he has apparently sold out to electoralism, and then to liberal-imperialism, and now to neoliberalism itself.
Sanders seems to have three motivations: 1) he doesn’t want to be seen as a “spoiler” like Ralph Nader; 2) he thinks he might actually be able to exercise influence on a Biden administration, and 3) he probably views this as the equivalent of KPD/SPD unity against the […]
The Republicans once again remind us of why they’re total scumbags, and Bernie Sanders reminds us of why social democrats are useless.
Sanders is an illustration of why social democrats fail. They treat topics like state repression and imperialism as peripheral issues as opposed to what they think really matters, which is more free stuff.
Social democrats are such a dead end.
It would be hilarious if third party and/or independent candidates actually did well in this election.
H.L. Mencken used to say that the “progressives” of his day would denounce the trusts publicly while promising them favors behind closed doors. Apparently, nothing much has changed.
The social democrats proved their untrustworthiness in 1914. They’ve been fucking up ever since.
Glenn nails it down pretty well in this. He’s not quite where I am but he’s moving along.
Not if Sanders supporters are worth anything at all. Sanders supporters need to renounce the state and become anarchists.
As if electing an Alzheimer’s patient who is just a ventriloquist dummy for the banksters as head of state is the “responsible” thing to do. I actually agree with Pakman that Bernie is being “consistent,” i.e. the consistently lame social democrat that he’s always been since I first […]
I never expected much from Sanders but he keeps getting lamer all the time. Did Ron Paul ever say, “Oh, we gotta vote for McCain or Romney ‘coz Obama is just so bad, man?” Hell, no. I’m glad to see some leftist commentators calling him out on this.
If nothing else, hopefully, the Left will realize they need less wimpy leaders.
What could possibly be more pathetic? The neoliberal class handpicks a guy who has been a puppet for the banksters for half a century as its anointed candidate. A guy who has a history of being on the wrong side of every important issue for his entire career […]
So Barack is a scumbag who was orchestrating things behind the scenes on behalf of the banksters. Who could’ve guessed? Who needs comedy when you’ve got this stuff?
A Bernie guy takes the first tepid step away from Democrapic Party liberalism toward…a third party! As if we don’t already have plenty of those. In the past, I’ve advocated that actual revolutionaries infiltrate minor parties and other mainstream or relatively mainstream organizations for the purpose of bending […]
This analysis is fairly spot-on. Hopefully, the Sanders experience will motivate many “progressives” to move in a more radical direction by recognizing neoliberals as the main enemy, rejecting the Democratic Party, rethinking pathological rightwingophobia, and focusing on issues of state, class, and empire instead of “wokeness.” Perhaps some […]
A combination of ruling class sabotage and the inherent weaknesses of a “left” that is more worried about Orange Man and the Deplorables rather than actually attacking the ruling class.
Bye, and thanks for nothing. Now, you can endorse your “friend Joe.”
Guinan needs to stick to bartending. It’s rather remarkable that a lame FDR liberal like Bernie is considered too much for the professional celebrities/neoliberal puppets at The View. That Bernie endorsed Hillary in 2016 (as opposed to, say, Jill Stein) is a blight on his record, not a […]
I generally agree with Kulinski’s analysis of how Sanders was eventually overrun by Biden. But I think there are two things Kyle is missing. First, Bernie’s “welfare and wokeness” coalition is just not as popular as Kyle would like for it to be. Yes, it’s popular among Kyle’s […]
A growing split between the social democrats and SJWs?
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders may be socialist bomb-thrower who praises Fidel Castro, but it’s mostly talk.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It’s getting pretty damn near impossible, even for a vengeful anarcho-cynic like myself, to deny that the system clearly despises Bernie Sanders. Both the DNC and their moronic B-team in the so called mainstream media seem to be […]
By Doug Enaa Greene Left Voice n February 19, 2019, Vermont Senator and “democratic socialist” Bernie Sanders announced his plans to run for the Democratic Party nomination for President. The announcement was met with cheers from large swaths of the American left who identify with his support for […]
This seems to be a serious, thoughtful critique of the “Green New Deal” idea from a fairly conventional left-anarchist perspective (although Carson is an individualist/mutualist/AWA, not an an-com). The ATS theoretical model and strategic paradigm is oriented toward global revolutionary struggle against the new Rome (i.e. the global […]
A writer at National Review (Neocon Central) inadvertently points out how Sanders has been a complete sell-out on foreign policy as his career has advanced. “Burlington has changed over the past three and a half decades; progressives have moved up in the world. And Sanders’ foreign policy vision […]
Press TV. Former Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens as rival and US Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a presidential primary debate in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) US Senator Bernie Sanders would have defeated Donald Trump in the presidential election by a large […]
Sanders voted against the Iraq War and has criticized efforts to use NATO to encircle Russia. By Walter Ross LA Progressive Progressives like LA Progressive editor Dick Price have indicated many domestic reasons why progressives prefer Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton. A recent New York Times editorial also […]
This article is two months old, so some of its discussion of the presidential contest is a bit dated. But I tend to agree with the author’s general argument, i.e. that Sanders is actually the least state-centric of the presidential candidates (a very low standard, to be sure). […]
Predictably, foreign policy is not a major area of concern to the Left. The article by Ta-Neshi Coates linked to in this piece by Peter Feld posted below also provides evidence of a cleavage between minorities and Sanders supporters who are mostly white (the “liberal gentry” as John […]