Needless to say, I think Caleb is overly enthusiastic about China (interestingly, I know Libertarians who are Sinophiles as well). But his takedown of the Western Left is refreshing. Caleb is also being overly optimistic about the interest of young people in “socialism.” Yes, there is a growing number of Millennials who identify as “socialists,” but for them that only means the Canadian healthcare system and free college tuition (i.e. neo-Rooseveltian liberalism). Very few young people would have a clue about ideas like nationalization of the means of production and a centrally planned economy or, alternately, workers control of the means of production on the syndicalist model.
A neconservative-liberal internationalist-human rights imperialist-antifascist axis in service of the Anglo-American-Zionist-Wahhabist empire is brewing.
Some refreshing comments from socialist and Russia Today commentator Caleb Maupin. While Maupin is a socialist and I am an anarchist, this was more or less the same position I began taking in the 1990s and 2000s during the anti-globalization and antiwar eras, i.e. that the revolutionary left needed to reach out and build bridges to the populist and antiwar right. It’s interesting to see the anti-imperialist left actually developing such an outlook today, and being denounced as “fascist” for doing so (as I was back in the day). I have since moved away from advocating left/right hybrid movements (which I don’t consider to be viable given the level of polarization that exists at present) in favor of a “revolutionary centrist” approach (i.e. opposing the establishment center while rejecting the extremes of Left and Right, such as anarcho-leftoids and Communists or alt-right and neo-fascists), but I wish the anti-imperialist left good luck with their efforts.
The rallies against bombing Syria are saying: “Stop Trump’s War” & “March to Trump Tower.”
Do these people live under a rock? There is widespread opposition to this war among the broad masses of people, but not among “Stop Trumpers.”
Do they not see that Tucker Carlson is challenging the narratives for bombing Syria, while Democrats are accusing Trump of not being hard enough against Russia and Assad?
Average Americans have isolationist and populist sentiments more than ever. However, the people who run the anti-war movement and dominate the socialist and communist organizations have no interest in recruiting them. Instead, they hope to convince the Rachel Maddow fans! Its so sad to watch.
This is what civilized discourse between intelligent people looks like. I actually agree with most of what both debaters said. Maupin is more or less arguing for democratic socialism, and Invictus seems to be a moderately conservative, classical liberal. Neither one seems that radical to me.
A debate on July 8th, 2017 between Augustus Sol Invictus and Caleb Maupin.
The debate was formally titled “The Revolutionary Left vs. The Revolutionary Right.”
The debate was sponsored by Students & Youth for a New America http://www.synamerica.com