Autor: Emil

~ 20/12/11

This post is a reply to someone. You can read the original discussion here.

-Originally posted at Revleft on 28th March 2011-

Sectarianism has nothing to do with being multi-tendency or not. Likewise (another common misconception) has it specifically to do with the size of the organisation. It has to do with how communists relate to the broader workers movement. More concretely, sects insist on “internal discussion” as a means of facilitating dissent and, consequently, the leading faction (read: the leadership) demand and enforce a monopoly on consensus. On the basis of this monopoly workers are then approached and, as such, only appeals to workers that agree with a whole plethora of ideas, ranging from the nature of the Soviet Union to understanding the finer details of pet theories. Such ideas only appeal to a small section of the working class and therefore is sectarian.

Multi-tendency organisations often insist on the same type of monopoly. But in this case, there is no leading faction or the leading faction desires to keep unity. These organisations are actually less useful even to the working class movement, as they’re incapable of taking controversial positions, which could trigger a split after all.

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