Racism/ others

Ron Press anclondon at gn.apc.org
Thu Apr 6 20:21:45 MDT 1995



I have a question.

I Have been reading Marx's Theory of Scientific Knowledge, by
Patrick Turner.

In it he discusses commodity exchange. He uses the following

C-M-C and then M-C-M. And develops to M-C-M' where M'= M+/\M

Where /\M (Delta M) represents the concept of surplus value. He
then goes on to explain the question of Labour and Labour-power
and so on to show how the capitalist system in fact exploits

My question is. In the money market we have M-M-M or -$-. Whence
comes M' or /\M

Is it because the equation is really M-C-M-M-C-M or -C--$-C-$.?
Where /\M comes from the extended or expanded cycle which is
hidden in the simple representation of the money market. Or is
there a qualitatively different system governing the money market

>>>>>>>>>> From: Louis N Proyect <lnp3 at columbia.edu>


At the time of the easter uprising there was no organised
socialist movement. James Connely seems to have been a very lonely
voice amongst the leadership. He was certainly a socialist, and
the leader of the Transport and General Workers Union. The British
were particularly keen to get him out of the way. With him killed
there was very few authoritative voices who could inject class
politics into the struggle. The Brits knew how to devide. Ireland
was the first British colony and the division between the northern
and the southern counties was the first of the divisions on
religious racial or nationalist lines. There followed, South
Africa, Palestine/ Israel, Cyprus, India/ Pakistan. and others.

>>>>>>>>> From: jones/bhandari <djones at uclink.berkeley.edu> As
Marxists confront the problems of race and racism, I recommend the
book by Yehudi Webster The Racialization of America (NY:St.
Martin's Press, 1992), with which I think I do not ultimately
agree. He argues

To think that by removing racial classifications one removes
racism is simplistic. There is a dialectic operating here. To
remove racism, which is present and fostered and almost
institutionalised, it is first essential to recognise it and for
those descriminated against to organise themselves to oppose it.
In the process the racially opressed will find that they need and
have allies. With sincere and honest leadership, with a little
help from history , international experiences and class solidarity
( The job of Marxists) a coalition of like mionded people can be
formed to oppose racism. When the racially opressed are strong
enough to force changes in society only then will the removal of
race classifications be possible. Even then it takes time.

One does not remove an injustice by saying it does not exist.

>>>>>>>>>>> From: Hans Ehrbar <ehrbar at keynes.> Ok, Justin, if you
don't like the words "stability is a source of value", call it
"stability is a criterion of adequacy of a system." To me it is
the same thing.  It is conservative to say emancipation is
desirable because it creates stability, instead of finding general
criteria by which emancipation is good in its own right and
looking around if one can detect such criteria being active in
general, which is what I see Bhaskar doing.

Everyone would like to live in a stable society. But there is
stability and stability. Spain was stable under Franco, the USSR
under Stalin. Stability can be sterility.

Ron Press

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