Without parties, all we have are activists, responsible to nobody except their own consciences. That doesn’t lead to contending for power, it leads to “activist-ism” if there can be such a word.
The American left simply doesn’t have a tradition of honest and robust critical debate and interaction. DSAers and Berniecrats only speak to each other. Revolutionary nationalists mainly talk to other revolutionary nationalists, Greens only talk to other Greens, and so on
Transcript -- A couple months ago I attended a gathering at somebody’s Atlanta home. At some point past all the introductions, a couple comrades with whom I was less familiar leveled some particular critiques of Black Agenda Report, and of another person in the room connected with the Green Party, labeling us “ultraleftists.” Our