Watching old socialists try to give a dialectical spin to their support for Sanders & the Democratic Party is what Marx & Engels might call a farce. Their hop stepping around the many contradictions, especially their own gassy articles from the past, is indistinguishable from the tarantella or the Mississippi quickstep. They never do get to a synthesis of their rightward political shift from independence from to complete subordination to the twin US parties of capitalism. But for many of them, it began with compromises with Zionism & inaction against war. Apparently, among other things, they never learned that in the politics of the oppressed, you cannot have it both ways & no amount of theoretical double-talking will make it so. They ought to pay more attention to the Aesop’s fable of the scorpion & the frog than try to find just the right quote from Marx to justify their degeneration.