jjazz at freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Tue Aug 15 02:35:39 MDT 1995
It's good that Burford has replied to Paul Cockshott's itemized
request in such a way that it builds on it/amplifies it. However, in my
mind, there are, unfortunately, great gaping holes big enough to drive
Mack trucks through in some of what he's saying/suggesting. If most here
would agree with _all_ he is saying, then I, personally, would be a bit
worried about our future course...
I'll concentrate on what I consider to be the greatest rent in the
On Tue, 15 Aug 1995, Chris Burford wrote:
> If it is possible then the
> basis for reformist politics exists.
> What political changes in the
> constitution should we fight
> Global politics must be reformist politics. They
> cannot be anything other than reformist. That does
> not preclude energetic democratic action by the
> people most directly involved.
I'm sorry, but I just do not believe this. Are you really saying
what I'm reading, Chris??
I cannot, in my heart of hearts _conceive_ of a world where the
capitalists will not try to stay in a position of *absolute* power, by ANY
means necessary (to borrow a phrase). I _cannot envision_ a future in
which they do not slaughter workers by the MILLIONS, and in which we do
not eventually defeat them MILITARILY. COMPLETELY and UNCONDITIONALLY.
Is my vision so narrow that I just can't see what Chris can??
What Chris says might play well with the yuppies and the church
crowd, but I don't believe things will transpire that way ultimately for a
millisecond. _That's_ (in large part) why I'm a *communist*...
Obviously, there are times when we're not in `Show-down' mode with
our Significant Other, and in those times we use other methods -- now is
such an `interlude' -- but it's only that. It's the eye of the hurricane.
It's our WEAKNESS after the `Fall of Communism' that keeps the capitalists
from persecuting us physically (most of us, anyway...)
Jim Jaszewski <jjazz at freenet.hamilton.on.ca>
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