“The propaganda of the deed is only worthwhile when there is a clear strategy underpinning it”
I don’t really know what that means, but good discussion of the hashtag occupations in the comments here:
“Some people on the left are so desperate for a sign of hope that they cling onto any manifestation of discontent. … It’s an assortment of well-meaning (and mostly affluent) hobby protesters combined with nutty conspiracy theorists, some of who are unpleasant.”
“I mean look at this picture from Occupy London for example http://i.imgur.com/LVT1I.jpg WHAT THE FUCK?? Are these people even on our side at all??”
“So unlike the far-left these characters are predominantly middle class, have naïve and unrealistic politics, and unlike a typical far-left organised event this has attracted next to no working-class support or trade union presence? Best stick with the far left I’d say.”
And the winner is:
“I think the political platform is fairly coherent to be honest, although it is perhaps not as fleshed out nor formalised as Trotsky’s transitional programme.”
Personally I don’t understand why everyone has moved onto this thing and abandoned the objectively revolutionary Clapham Junction Carphone Warehouse Intifada so fast.