[lbo-talk] Sects and vanguards - SDS, Weatherman, etc.

JOANNA A. 123hop at comcast.net
Wed Mar 5 17:26:46 PST 2014

In theory it's not a bad idea. But remember, these were very young kids, and they were absolutely convinced that they knew everything. And what they were is very privileged white kids. I just couldn't see that their speeches or postures would go over well among older, working class people.


----- Original Message ----- I knew a few people who'd done this, actually. I'm curious why you thought it was a bad idea?

On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 4:34 PM, JOANNA A. <123hop at comcast.net> wrote:

> I attended exactly one SDS meeting, when I was fifteen.
> Most attendees were not much older. There were about a dozen of us.
> The meeting was all about how these white, college-bound students were
> going to get factory jobs over the summer and talk the workers there into
> revolution.
> That sounded wrong even to my naive fifteen-year old self.
> Joanna
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