Resurgent anarcho-liberals have learned how to weaponize identity reductionism against working-class politics. If Chicago DSA leadership refuses to confront them head on, the chapter could face a serious crisis.
How did a brand new group of DSAers get a reluctant Democrat that receives donations from the insurance industry to sign on to cosponsor the Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act (HCEGA) in the U.S. House, which is essentially Medicare for All on an emergency, temporary basis.
For more than a century many have worked to chart the path to socialism, and yet we still live under the dominance of capital. How we might reshape the DSA into an instrument for achieving socialism is difficult to determine. It currently lacks clear goals and a vision of what achieving socialism would mean. In
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.