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ISO Should Be Marginalized
by Socialist Style Purge
Wednesday Nov 14th, 2001 1:01 AM
They have embarrased the left for too long.
Wheather it is the SWP and their ANSWER group, or the ISO and their conference, the authoritarian left have embarrased true seekers of freedom and social justice for too long.

No matter how good their organizing is, they are a group fundamentally dedicated to a deformed and heirarchical (immoral) society.

I wouldn't work with Nazis if they were the best organizers in the world. As for the SWP, they are Stalinist-- which is literally worse than being a neo-Nazi (in terms of sheer numbers killed).

The ISO is more of a cult than an 'activist' group, with their brainwashing 'self-critisicm' and ultra-authoritarian demands that all memebers adhere (literally) to a party line. Many former ISO members (after all, it is a revolving-door operation) speak of their time there with the "glad I got out" tone common to other cult survivors.

This doesn't seem better than capitalism at all.

Just as the right-wing has to dissavow racist nuts like the Aryan Nations and the Militias, etc. so should we on the left dissavow groups (completely) like the SWP and the ISO.

They are not fighting for the kind of society we want, nor the kind of society anyone should want.

Democracy is a paramount concern central to freedom, the blatant way the ISO abuses this notion in its private 'cadre' meetings and public deception (nationally coordinated takeovers of other groups, establishment of front groups, etc.).

It is long past time for us to stand up and say we won't associate with authoritarians whose 'revolutionary' society would make Bush's squelching of dissent seem mild.

All power to the people- none to the 'party'!
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