fascism and unions and the masses
jjazz at freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Mon Nov 20 11:36:24 MST 1995
On Sun, 19 Nov 1995, CEP wrote:
> Well, here is the interesting thing. Peron, himself, was a
> sympahizer of the initial fascist movement. As a matter of fact,
> before the 1943 populist military coup d'etat in Argentina, he
> was, in the mid 30s, military attache of the Argentinian Embassy
> in Rome.
> When he started his political career as a politician, after 1943,
> he *replaced* the "fascios" with the unions (the only problems,
> unions were a working class organizations and the fascios were
> petitbourgeois organizations). Then he applied most ot the
> rhethoric against "superpowers" of the defeated italian imperialism
> to the Argentinian, semicolonial world (I'm being here a little
> sektchy and supeficial, but it will suffice to give you a hint).
> Then what in Italy was a cry to "revive italian imperialism" in
> Argentina translated into "let's get rid of English imperialism".
> So, maybe he tried, but under the conditions of a semicolony and
> without the middle class support (in fact the middle class in the
> 40s and 50s was rabidly anti-peronist) and with aproject to BUILD
> A NATIONAL BOURGEOISIE (NOT TO REBUILT A DEFEATED IMPERIALIST
> BOURGEOISIE AS A ITALY) he ended up with a "populist, bourgeois
> nationalist movement", supported by a small fraction of the
> petty bourgeoisie, and emerging faction of the national bourgeoisie
> and the bulk of the working class. Intead of a fascist movement
> that, under the conditions of semicolonial oppression WAS NO
So we can say that Pero'n was a fascist lider without a
constituency? Due to the objective conditions in Argentina?
> What they are they doing now. Well, not much different. Only
> reverse. Communists supported Peronists unconditionally for a
> while (at the time of its decay during the early 80s) and so they
> gave him the mantle of "progressivenes" they needed to rcuperate
> their influence in the working class. Now, they align themselves,
> once more, with bourgeois parties to opposse "Peronism" for the
> wrong reasons ... you go and figure that out!
Always two steps behind, eh? So sad...
What does Juan have to say about this?
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