"Demonstrators clashed with police while trying to force their way into the Royal Exchange building during a demonstration Friday against the British government's bank bailout. ... About several hundred people, mostly students and Socialist Worker Party activisits, turned out for the late-afternoon protest against the government's $86 billion plan to partly nationalize major banks, while guaranteeing an additional $431 billion of bank loans. 'Whose money" Our money!" chanted the protesters, some of whom carried placards reading 'Why should we pay for their crisis?", Houston Chronicle, 11 October 2008.
Yes, as Lenin said, "War is the cradle of revolution". Lenin also said, "The way to crush the bourgeoise is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation" and "The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency". Comrade Dellinger (CD) sounds like Pat Buchanan. CD has much to learn. He should heed Alexander Kerensky who said, "no enemies to the left". CD, do you not realize Comrades: Paulson, Bernanke and Buffett are amongst our most effective agents of influence? You worry about the working class's temporary discomfort. I say, it's a small price to pay to hasten the revolution. Again CD we look to Lenin's wisdom, "You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs", my 10 January 2008 post, http://skepticaltexascpa.blogspot.com/2008/01/with-apologies-to-ayn-rand.html.
Yes, we need a WSA, worker-student alliance. Anyone remember the 1970s? Has Mark Rudd an opportunity here? Leon Trotsky said, "The old principle he who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced with a new one: who does not obey shall not eat". Let's go to New York's Union Square and see if we can find Troskyites debating Stalinists, Leninsts or Maoists about the bailout. Great fun! What does Webb know about socialism anyway? Let's see if we can have Castro weigh in on this. I'm on the SW side in this left-wing intramural spat. CD, while I applaud your enthusiam, I remind you as a true heir of Lenin, that the bailout will bring Communism closer. Do you think our leading socialists like Warren Buffet are unaware of this? They follow Stalin's injunction, "Break eggs? I can help break eggs". Stalin did. about 20 million of them!