August 23, 2009 by Gsmith
When I lived in Salt Lake City, I found a strong undercurrent of sectarian feeling even at the socialist meetings. Political theory seemed to be constantly corrupted by the sentiments of bitter members and ex-members of the LDS church, who held grudges and made talking about religion their primary focus.
Eventually I moved away to Los Angeles, where I fell in with people who cared more about human beings than about whatever religious nonsense such individuals acquired and/or adopted.
From my friends at Fourth International:
Shabir Ahmad, a Labour Party leader at Gojra was able to save the lives of several Christians today with the help of LPP activists when fundamentalists tried to burn the homes of Christians.
Six were burnt alive in one of the worst sectarian clashes in the region. The brave LPP activists reached the area under fire and fought the fundamentalists who were trying to burn more homes.
This is a good example of right political thinking which seems lacking, not only in Utah but in much of the western world. Being a Communist/Socialist/Anarchist means transcending meaningless differences and uniting around a common vision of a more civilized society.