INTERNATIONAL SYNDICALISM: THE DEBATE
Molly has pretty well burned her bridges in crossing the Rubicon (how's that for mixed metaphors ?) in previous posts here about the AIT/anti-AIT debate in international syndicalism. Not that I can't swim back across the river if new evidence comes in because Molly, unlike almost all leftists, can form the words "I was wrong and I have changed my opinion" without choking on them. That being said there is a continuing debate on the Lib-Com site that illustrates, more or less, the various positions around the AIT/anti-AIT position, and I urge people who are interested in this matter to go on over to the site to look at it. When Molly visited Spain a few years ago she mostly spoke with people from the CNT ie the "opposition" to what she thinks is the proper way to proceed. All that being said she observed more than a little willingness on the part of some CNT members to put the fight behind them. That is Molly's position in a nutshell. She has more than a little sympathy for the "intransigents" of the CNT, but she thinks their input would be much more valuable in a unified syndicalist movement where they could influence MUCH larger numbers of people. Molly's basic goal is that she thinks that anarchism should provide an alternative to social democracy, and, as such, should fight on the terrain of a gradual approach to anarchism. This is the sort of approach that I consider the only realistic one for this century.