Actually to be more accurate the thinking space opened up by the SWP implosion is going towards ‘Soviets without Bolshevik parties’ not soviets without Bolsheviks.People are no longer seeking ‘unity’ on the basis of all the trot groups coming together but on the basis of all those in the Outside Left comig together without the parties. In my opinion anarchists need to get involved with the Outside Left debate right away on a fraternal basis – time for all you cynics already sneering the same old stuff to give it a go – I can’t recall such an opprtunity before. There’s a good post from Mark perrymsan on the socialist unity site called ‘I’ll cry if I want to’ well worth a look:
‘In an earlier post, Crawling From The Wreckage, I suggested that in the process of mapping out a space for the Outside Left it is vital to find the means to have an honest and open account of the journey which has take so many of us outside the organised Left, or the experiences which explained why we never attracted to being a part a closed membership organisation to define our politics at all’
Comrade anarchists – we have nothing to lose but our purity. Give it a go. Or…..more of the same old?