Having noticed a one line post from Leo on libcom, trying to raise Kurdish issues on a thread about the struggles in S. Africa, for which he rightly got slapped down by lexist, I started wondering how Pale Blue Jadal was doing since their leaving the ICC and even whether they still existed?
In trying to verify this on the web I came across a group called War or Revolution who had attempted to form a connection with Pale Blue Jadal but got their extended hand of friendship bitten off. War or Revolution were very pissed off by this but appeared oddly to vent most of their rage on the ICC, letting the Turkish comrades escape on account of youth. War or Revolution don't like the ICC very much now, especially the ICC's parasitism theses and concept of decomposition. They think the ICC has degenerated. However, they do like and think highly of the ICT.
Yet despite their avowed detestation of the degenerate ICC they are still able to write this.
[/quote] For us the organizational principles and statutes of the ICC are the clearest expression of what must be the class party from the organizational point of view. Evidently these questions can and must be debated in the proletarian milieu. But as for us, we continue to defend the tradition of the ICC in organizational matters, and this against the current ICC.[/quote]
Looked at from outside, the Communist Left appears as one of the most contradictory and paradoxical manifestations of political life today. On the one hand their analysis of capitalist society's gross deformations in its declining years, and their continuous clarification and assessment of the state of class struggle, is the only analysis that makes any sense in a vicious and bewildering world. But their on-going hatred of each other, when they fall foul of each other, reaches moments of red hot vehemence. And please don't tell me not to use the word hatred because that unfortunately is how it comes across. Of course I could be mistaken and hope I am. Perhaps it's all too easy when polemicising to get carried away?
But given how much the fractions of the Communist Left have in common and how little in fact, seen from the outside, over which to dispute, it seems like lunacy and a suicidal death wish for the working class to go on insisting that such are the huge gulfs and schisms dividing the communist left that working together to further the cause of the working class is not just out of the question but shouldn't really even be mentioned till a few more decades have passed.
But how much time do we have left?