Cliffism also known as Post- or Neo-Trotskyism is an Ideology that is in its core Trotskyist but has broken with key components of Orthodox Trotskyism, such as the theory of Deformed Worker's States. It is more ideologically Versatile and puts more emphasis on identity Politics than normal Trotskyism, attempting to "Unite the Struggles". Cliffism is, similar to Trotskyism, on the far Left politically and culturally and slightly above the Authority Axis. It wants to achieve a Leninist Multi-Party Council Communist Democracy.
Cliffism was founded in 1948 by Israeli-British Socialist Tony Cliff (real name Yigael Gluckstein). Initially a member of the british wing of the Fourth International, the Revolutionary Communist Party, Cliff was expelled in the 50s for refusing to take a stance for or against North Korea in the Korean War, seeing it as a War between two capitalist Nations and founded the "International Socialists" who would later become the "Socialist Workers Party" of the UK. From there on the SWP was a constant, if minor, power within British Politics, organising during the Vietnam War, being an important part of the Anti-Nazi-League. Due to its ability to change Tactics rapidly it was able to survive Thatcherism and later showed itself again in Anti-War movements. It continues to be force in British Politics to this day. Outside of Britain its Tendency is very strong in Ireland and Germany, where it has members in Parliament.
Personality and Behaviour
Cliffism is most often seen with Trotskyism. They are rather reserved but when angered start chanting Slogans with a Megaphone. They also have a fondness for Congresses, Placards and Newspapers. Despite denouncing them as "Reformists" Cliffism constantly works with Social Democracy and Democratic Socialism in the name of left Unity, something Left Communism likes to mock them for.
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- Trotskyism - T is for Trotsky the hero!
- Marxism - Marxism holds the key to Bolshevism.
- Leninism - Bolshevism holds the key to victory.
- Council Communism - Councils are the perfect organs for socialist democracy.
- Antifa - Fascism is a disease. Squadism is the cure.
- LGBT - Socialists must support all oppressed peoples!
- Marxist Feminism - Womens struggels are class struggles!
- Bundism - Anti-zionist jewish socialism? BASED!
- Marxism–Leninism - State capitalist traitor! You do have good militants tho.
- Social Democracy and Democratic Socialism - read State and Revolution, refos.
- Left Communism - Stop calling me "opportunist" for joining unions!
- Anti-Authoritarianism - I respect your fight against Nazism but your liberal analysis of Stalinism always leads you down the path of anti-communism...
- Guevarism / Arab Socialism etc. - Just because I support your struggle against Yankee imperialism doesn't mean I think you're real socialists...
- Anarcho-Communism - Your childish refusal to accept Leninism has doomed you time and time again...
- Fascism - Lets make you afraid again...
- National Socialism - Remember Buchenwald...
- Zionism - Your imperialist settler state doomed the middle east...
- National Bolshevism - National communism is not communism!
- Anti-Communism - You're Fascism's greatest ally.
- Capitalism - You will break eventually...
- Neoliberalism - Your "support" for minorities is as fake as it gets.
- Third Way - Fuckin' Blairites!
- Conservatism - SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY! S-W-P! SMASH THE TORIES! CANCEL TRIDENT! TROOPS OUT OF IRELAND! LOCK UP PRINCE PHILLIP! STOP CITY FRAUD! TORIES! TORIES! TORIES! OUT! OUT! OUT!