How are we to change the world if we only lie to ourselves about its nature? It seems impossible now, but by keeping the flame of critical inquiry alive against those who would snuff it out, perhaps we can one day think and act again, instead of mimetically approximating what our degrading imaginations assume real thinking and action would look like, forever.
DSA Bidenism won’t disappear after the election. DSA’s careerist leadership wants to fold the organization back into the Democratic Party, and they won’t stop trying until they’re defeated politically.
Activism that genuinely contests power starts from the ground up, alongside the poor and working class. It does not ask permission or wait to be funded. Fearless, like Darren Seals, it exposes the hypocrisy of hustler-"activists" who serve capital.
An interesting thing happens when black workers do straight-up class struggle: liberals talk about it as if it’s anti-racism, and anti-racist activists don’t want to have anything to do with it.
Employers hire “racial specialists” to train workers to believe that their own identities and unconscious biases are the main sources of inequality, instead of exploitative workplace practices.
Even successful DSA chapters are vulnerable to takeover by careerists and the professional-managerial stratum, and the consequences can be disastrous.