I just noticed this response to my note in Socialist Forum, a house organ of Democratic Socialists of America, so I'm going to respond. The author is one Patrick McQueeney, associated with the Cosmonaut website and the "Marxist Unity Group" caucus of DSA. We have never met.
Simple to understand Max. You ran smack into a wall of good old fashioned sectarianism and dogmatism. How can one really prove one is really a true Marxist as this chap is unless you are willing to write off all Democrats as being the same as Republicans......(leaving the Marxist national constituency at about a level of 213 people).
Why I will never ever go to a DSA meeting.
From Cosmonaut: “To set ourselves on the right path programmatically, we must identify and uproot the ideology of Draperism which has gained almost hegemonic status in our ranks.”
Apparently, the ghost of Hal Draper is leading DSA to error.
The expression "intellectual acne" keeps coming to mind.