Those arrested in Durham, North Carolina for pulling down a Confederate monument all belong to the World Workers Party. It is a Communist party off-shoot. They broke away from the Socialist Workers Party in 1959 over doctrinal differences. It seems they considered themselves more Trotskyist than the SWP. The WWP later absorbed the Spartacist League which was itself a leading Trotskyist-influenced Communist party.
The main thing to understand is that they are Communists regardless of whether they follow Stalin or Trotsky or whether they are 3rd Internationalists or 4th Internationalists. The other thing to know about the World Workers Party is that they are very much supporters of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea aka North Korea. Indeed, they strongly believe Kim Jong-Un and North Korea need “The Bomb”.
You can read their tirade about the “freedom fighters” pulling down the monument here.
Thus when I saw this tweet, I wondered if the PR whiz behind understands just who she is promoting and/or aligning herself with.
“I am Spartacus!” https://t.co/SLlj35dpeE
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) August 17, 2017
The Spartacist League was also known as the Spartacus League. It eventually became the Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands or the German Communist Party of pre-WWII Germany.
The irony of it is delicious.
The ignorance of that tweet is even more delicious.