The disappointing aspect of this generation is that there is no Unions, leaders, or Socialist Parties worth getting involved with. If we can boost the American Labor Party , that would be ideal.
But Socialist Parties in Particular are not worth joining in the United States..
Many contain, academic intellectuals dillitantes, dabblers, popularity hounds.
Most Alternative Parties would be worth joining since their future view is either an imitation of socialism or liberalism. The rest are Conservative.
I have been a Socialist for many years have found nothing but disappointment. In the 1990’s one could say some parties made reasonable statements. So what is wrong?
Well, for one they are out of touch with average people and do not represent labor anymore. I have gotten, Comrade Rozzo, a Socialist Party is a Multi Tendency Party , it is moiré than just Labor.
First and foremost a Socialist Party is all about Labor and Poverty. Socialist Parties are about survival. Yes, other tendencies are important. No kidding eh?
Second, Parties become feminist parties. What could be more corny than that?
Third, members are always attacking each other. And many get away with it while others are rebuked.
Fourth, The mere hypocrisy, many are not representative of Democracy. They lie about being bottom up, open and transparent, that there are room for Social Democrats.
One would never know what the subjects are about in a National Committee meeting.
The ideas and issue where closed till the last minute and NC members never could forward an agenda.
Fifth: The religious committee was and is dominated by Christian, who ignore Buddhist, and others. Even shutting down their ideas. In and out of committees, ideas where suppressed.
Sixth: Lies. People complained about Walt Brown. His wife Beverly is against abortion. Walt Brown told me himself he was an advocate of all SP principals.
Seventh: We lost our best members, other members where spied on. Some valuable members where asked to resign.
Eighth: I led the Party into the Million Worker March and the Michigan local got credit for it.
Nine: People worked behind your back to form locals. Even though you where building for years and promised help that never came. People would make plans with out your knowledge.
Ten: Alienation is the order of things, whether a person is disabled or senior citizen, there was no respect.
There is much more.
We need to develop a Party along Socialist International lines. That is why I founded, or re-founded the Old American Labor Party. It exists as an off shoot of the Old Socialist Party of America. There hasn’t been a relevant Socialist Party since. Debs, Thomas, and Marcantonio. We have all been betrayed. It is time of a new Party: The American Labor Party/ Independent Socialist Party. Let revive old success and be more true to form.