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Louis posted a link showing that Sanders is leading in a national poll. He also
posted a link to a very fine article by Steven Salaita on Sanders and
Palestinians and the shallowness of electoral politics in the US. There have
been numerous comments on the first link, but there have been NONE on the
second. For me, this shows how leftists have become once again infatuated with
national elections, out of all proportion to their importance in terms of
building a real radical movement. One that is global in scope and one in which
Sanders's rather pathetic commentary on Palestinians would simply not be
The other day, former ISO leader, Todd Chretien said, in a post that appears to
have been deleted, that what leftists do in the wake of Sanders's New Hampshire
victory would determine the fate of socialism in the US. And we are either with
Sanders or we're for Trump. I did a double-take when I read this. First, a
person shifts his beliefs in a heartbeat, almost 1984 fashion. What he once was
he no longer is, and perhaps what he once was, he never really was. Second, the
utter stupidity and lack of understanding of US reality is mind boggling.
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