Notes on a Future Politics? Part I
Publisher: Insurgent Notes
Date Written: 09/10/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20260
This essay is intended to enable those of us associated with Insurgent Notes and others to imagine how we might contribute to the emergence of an emancipatory, anti-capitalist mass politics in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election.
The most important point that I want to make is that no variety of liberalism, progressivism or social democracy will be adequate for addressing the multiple global crises of capitalist society nor will they be adequate for providing a genuine alternative to the many millions of people who are drawn to varieties of populist or fascist politics. Put simply, only a large, international, anti-capitalist and socialist movement can provide the alternative to capitalism the people of the world need and an alternative that can defeat the challenge of what I'd call revolutionary reaction.
A central task in the development of that movement is the expansion of people's understandings of politics beyond participation in electoral politics.