Kronstadt and its revenges…

The Democratic Socialist Perspective has finally bitten the bullet and officially dissolved itself into the Socialist Alliance.

How’s that for excitement? Or an opportunity for denunciation? See : Australian Pabloites prepare NPA-style dissolution, Laura Tiernan,, November 12, 2009.

Bloody Pabloites!

Call me crazy, but Homero Rómulo Cristalli Frasnelli is The Man for me. The crisis of humanity is one of leadership. Building this leadership is the reason for the Posadist IV International.

Of course, it would be remiss not to mention that the Communist Alliance is also up and running, at breakneck speed, to the next federal election. (Altho’ it’s unlikely that the CPA will dissolve itself into its Alliance.)

The forthcoming elections offer a good opportunity to commence the process of building a broad coalition of left and progressive forces that will eventually be strong enough to stand up to the power of the corporations and be capable of changing the direction of politics in Australia. Some trade unions are considering standing candidates in the next elections. They should be supported. The Communist Alliance will be standing, as will the Greens and other political forces that offer a new direction in policy. These are some of the forces that could forge a real alternative to the status quo.

Speaking of alternatives, Socialist Alternative is organising a heap ’em big conference over Easter. Titled Marxism 2010, there’s a few items of interest on the agenda: Tom O’Lincoln talks on the new edition of his book on the history of Australian communism; John Pilger (who’s an anarchist when he attends anarchist events) is speaking; Trevor Ngwane will be providing infos on contemporary struggles in South Africa; Lousie O’Shea is discussing Magnus Hirschfeld and German socialism (see : Socialism and Gay Liberation: Back to the Future, Doug Ireland, New Politics, Vol.12, No.2, Winter 2009; also : Hubert Kennedy, ‘Johann Baptist von Schweitzer: The Queer Marx Loved to Hate’, Peremptory Publications, 2003 (1995) [PDF]); a mandatory session dissing anarchism and Did Lenin lead to Stalin? (a debate between lecturer in Russian history at LaTrobe University Adrian Jones and SAlt member Diane Fields) and a presentation by Andrew Moore (Associate Professor of History at the University of Western Sydney) on ‘How real was the threat of fascism in Australia during the 1930s?’.

Oh yeah…

In the UK, the CPGB is calling on proletarians of the world to unite in defence of Rees-German and the Left Platform. Supposedly, the majority of the Party is united in support of Alex Callinicos and Martin Smith, while a minority is united in support of John Rees and Lindsey German. As a result, the SWP may split… or not.

See also : [Update: SWP Notes] Crassmas Trots (December 22, 2009) | RAM, Respect & the Socialist Alliance (November 11, 2008).

Bonus Revolution, Fear & Paranoia!

See also : Icepicks At Dawn : Robert Service ~versus~ Leon Trotsky (December 5, 2009) | The Long Strange Posthumous Life of Leon Trotsky (September 1, 2009).

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12 Responses to Kronstadt and its revenges…

  1. Scrooge McDuck says:

    If the DSP and the LCR can dissolve themselves into their own organisations, then I would like the see the Socialist Workers Party purge itself into its own organisation. It’s negating the negation.

  2. [Peter Watson] says:


  3. [Peter Watson] says:

    I think we should put the leaders of the former DSP on trial and find them guilty of anti socialist behaviour. The punishment for their crimes should be death by ice pick.

  4. Lumpen says:

    I shouldn’t have laughed as much as I did.

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  6. sometimes, I’ve the impressions, that some anarchists deeply need the trotskyist “other” for stabilising their own identity

  7. @ndy says:

    It’s an infantile disorder.

  8. @ndy says:



    True Skool Socialism.

    Witness the Fitness. Educating the Masses.

  9. @ndy says:


  10. Dickhead says:

    Wow! Thanks for the illuminating discussion.

    Is there anything in the comments which actually deals with Kronstadt or anarchist politics and strategy, or is it just glib crap EVERY time?

    Anarchism has never had ANY success in terms of political struggles. If I was generous I might exempt Spain and Russia, but the less said about them…

    Makhno was the most pathological non leader, cult leader, that ever existed in your tradition, par excellence. He was the closest anarchists ever came to fruition of their… ideas – whatever they are. And what are they?

    If you have no abiding ideas which cohere you as a political tendency, why do you call yourselves anarchists, and not simply consider yourselves oddball misanthropes?

    You are as radical as the country bumpkins who became ‘Kronstadters’.

  11. @ndy says:

    What would you like to know about the Kronstadt revolt?

    There’s no shortage of information available online.

    The same applies to Makhno.

    Oh wait.

    You’re a troll.

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