Black Radical Congress and "the Left"

Wojtek Sokolowski sokol at
Mon Jun 22 09:45:34 PDT 1998

At 02:16 PM 6/21/98 -0400, Louis Proyect wrote:
>It is inappropriate to open the door to white participation. Feminist
>groups, gay groups, etc. have the right to choose who can attend their
>gatherings. This is not reactionary. It is actually democratic, insofar as
>it expresses majority rule.

If that is the case, all the radicals on this and other lists should turn off the lights and march to the voting booths - after all the bourgeois election is nothing but a majority rule, no? In fact, bourgeois elections are more inclusive than the identity groups you mention.

What distinguishes Marxist from a bourgeois 'empiricist' is that the latter refuses to accept the status quo, the 'majority' opinions and identities, as the indicator of what 'ought to be.' "Majority" should be formed with the entire humanity in mind, not just based on narrowly defined identity groups.



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