I Will Burn That Bridge with Norman Finkelstein on March 6, 2023 Play Pause Unmute Mute SHARE THIS POST!Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
The BIGGEST mistake Finkelstein makes – the same one many white leftists make – is conflating the liberal bourgeois identity politics of Coates and Kendi with the principled critique of white supremacy/nationalism, which Davis and Kelley are putting forth. At the very least they aren’t familiar with the Black Radical tradition. At worst, Finkelstein and co, are intentionally, or unintentionally, promoting their own ‘leftist’ flavor of white supremacy/nationalism.
RE: Bernie Sanders . . .Before he capitulated, for the second time, to the neoliberal leadership of the Democratic Party, a case could be made that, objectively, he not only helped to revive a national interest in some version of socialism, the independent political base he was able to create as a result of two impressive presidential campaigns, arguably, laid the foundations for a long-overdue, left-leaning, independent political party.
Bernie SQUANDERED the opportunity.