There are so many “socialists” who haven’t uttered a peep about the bombing of civilians in Syria. Or for that matter in Afghanistan, Iraq, or Yemen? Then you get the Stalinist & crazy ones singing hosannas for Assad & Syrian & Russian bombing, hailing them as freedom fighters & marching with fascists, Islamophobes, anti-Semites. Think there might be an existential crisis? A terminal disease? A complete collapse of the old political paradigms? A time for people to skulk away quietly & rot in private?