[Marxism] The Socialist Revolution in Venezuela

Mehmet Cagatay mehmetcagatayaydin at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 13 19:08:26 MST 2007


Paula wrote:
> Venezuela is one of the richest and most powerful nations in Latin
America, 
> and one of the world's largest oil producers. I suspect it is
imperialist, 
> but I cannot say for sure until I know more about how Venezuelan
capitalism 
> operates.

Louis wrote:

"This is an extraordinarily naive statement. I would urge comrades not to 
waste too much time trying to straighten Paula out since that would 
probably require more of the abc's of Marxism than is appropriate here."

***

I know that it is much more complicated but I have started to read Lenin's
pamphlet again and I recently came upon a statement that might be regarded
as a criterion. After quoting from Hopson concerning the growth of British
finance capital, Lenin concludes as:

"The income of the rentiers is five times greater than the income obtained
from the foreign trade of the biggest “trading” country in the world! This
is the essence of imperialism and imperialist parasitism."


Mehmet Çagatay
http://weblogmca.blogspot.com/


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