Anti-Semitism/Socialism

Guy Yasko guyy at aqu.bekkoame.or.jp
Mon Apr 24 21:43:56 MDT 1995


I think the problem with Farrakhan goes deeper than the
content of his argument.  It  is also a problem of method.
As a result, simply subsituting capitalist for Jew in his
speeches and writing as Mr. Boddhisatva suggested would not
improve matters greatly.  I find the suggestion that the
difference between socialism and anti-semitism hinges on
such a substitution disturbing.  Marxism rests on an
analysis of capitalism as a set of social practices, not on
the plots and schemes of capitalists.  Not only that, but
making capitalism the target doesn't bring the transistion
towards socialism either.  Fascism, religion, and
nationalism provide the basis for many right-wing critiques
of capitalism.


g.y.




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