Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Thoughts on the SWP.

  • SWP are the most vanguardist group of the Leninist groups, there currently is. I despise them with a  passion even though it contains well intentioned people.
  • The SWP could be the NSa- they're everywhere.
  • The SWP  are the hipsters of the left. They'll jump on whatever is currently popular and be interested in it so long as it's popular. I debate having an anti-SWP demo but my worry would be the SWP membership would turn up to support us.
  • SWP hijack everything. This is similar to  Entryism which is defined as "a political strategy in which an organisation or state encourages its members or supporters to join another, usually larger organisation in an attempt to expand influence and expand their ideas and program. In situations where the organization being "entered" is hostile to entrism, the entrists may engage in a degree of subterfuge to hide the fact that they are an organisation in their own right."
  • Trotskyists use Entryism.
  • Some leftists act like celebrities and develop cults of personality pretty much turning up to things for photo ops  e.g. The SWP .    
  • It's sad that on some demos I've ended up chanting with the SWP because they've been the most militant folk there. Least the SWP believe in revolution( even if their concept is more like a coup) , are critical of the Labour party and skeptical of Scottish Independence which is more than I can say for some 'socialists'.       
  • I get perverse pleasure out of the bullshit of the Leninist parties and groups and how  fundamentalist  they are. Each claims it is the only true vanguard
  • I nurse the theory that the SWP are a  newspaper cult. 
  • There's a fair amount of unspoken tension on the left. Often I find myself protesting or hanging out with people I have major disagreements with-liberals, greens, Leninists, parliamentary socialists etc.  
  • •The next person to try to sell me the Socialist Worker gets it shoved up their arse
  • Trotskyists like to appropriate anarchist things.Liberals do too.    
    •Everyone who is not a Leninist has that awkward Leninist friend. You always nurse a suspicion they'd shoot you if it came to it. Some remove any doubt.   
  • I get annoyed being invited to something then figuring out it's an SWP front
  • SWP fronts:- United  against Fascism(UAF), Coalition of Resistance, The People's Assembly Against Austerity,People Before Profit Alliance,RESPECT, NUS?,
  • Words which come to mind when I think SWP:  Omnipresent, Hijackers, Fronts, Celebrity, Messianic,  Cult, Newspaper, Channelled Rage,  failure, 

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