[Marxism] A nightmare on the brains of the living

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Aug 31 16:35:38 MDT 2011


On 8/31/11 6:27 PM, Lenin's Tomb wrote:
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> On 31/08/2011 20:10, Louis Proyect wrote:
>> 2. The rebels were good guys until NATO got involved: This is the
>> analysis put forward by the ISO in the USA and the SWP in Britain.
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> That's a really bad way of putting it. This isn't a beauty contest, and
> the rebels themselves haven't changed who they are. What has changed
> with NATO's intervention is a) the nature of the process they're
> involved in, and b) the weight of different components within the
> process. What the ISO and SWP argue is, roughly, that NATO's involvement
> hijacked a popular revolution and subordinated it, such that the process
> could no longer be called a revolution. Whether the rebels are 'good
> guys' is beside the point.
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I take your points. I wrote the post in between loading databases and 
was in a bit of a rush. At any rate, I do think it is fair to regard 
your analysis as deeply pessimistic, excluding any favorable 
developments in Libya.




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