KKE – Reshaping the Radical Left [Update]


Welche Lehren zieht man als Linker aus der Niederlage von Tsipras’ sozialdemokratischer Syriza in Griechenland?

Die Kommunistische Partei Griechenlands (KKE) hat kein schlechtes, aber ein mäßiges Wahlergebnis geholt (ca. 300.000 Stimmen) – in Prozent ungefähr so viel wie die “Linke” in Deutschland bald haben wird (prophezeie ich). Ihre Wahlanalyse ist zutreffend, lässt aber Selbstkritik nicht spüren. Wenn man Linkspopulisten und Sozialdemokraten hinzuzählt, ist das linke Lager dennoch noch relativ groß.

Jacobin schrieb 2015: “Keeping distance from Syriza serves the purpose of self-protection. However, it is one thing to refuse governing alongside Syriza; another to organize street protest and solidarity initiatives on one’s own terms; and yet another to sustain extreme detachment in a climate of a clear social and political polarization. In its most vulgar aspects, the obsessive antagonism during the past few months towards the other parts of the anti-austerity movement can be seen as a sort of self-idolization.”

Vielleicht war das gar nicht so verkehrt. Nach der jetzigen Niederlage kann die KKE immerhin sagen: I told you so.

By the way: Interessant, dass die KKE in Deutschland nur die DKP erwähnt, nicht aber die MLPD oder gar die “Linke”. Vermutlich hat das historische Gründe.

[Update] Der Guardian hat eine großartige und vernichtende Analyse, der ich beipflichte: “Tsipras tried desperately to endear himself to the establishment he once pledged to fight. He protected the old oligarchs and ushered in a generation of new ones. He implemented austerity measures so brutal that even Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble accused him of “putting the burden on the weak”. And he placated international investors with big promises of small taxes and golden visas. (…) But nothing was predestined about the eviction of struggling families and the foreclosure of their homes. Nothing was predestined about the auction of vast tracts of land and sea to fossil fuel corporations such as ExxonMobil. Nothing was predestined about the severe overcrowding, sexual violence, and shortages of “doctors, medicine, food and drinking water” in Greece’s migrant camps. And nothing was predestined about the sale of arms to Mohammed bin Salman, the smiles of support for Benjamin Netanyahu and the purchase of fighter jets from Donald Trump.”



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