iwp.ilo at ix.netcom.com
Sun Nov 26 19:11:02 MST 1995
You (Mauro) wrote:
>What does it mean semicolonial when colonies do not exist any more
>II Worl War (a parte from some residuals in Africa)? The fact is that
>imperialism (which is not a politics nor one/some countries) is an
>-better- a form of beeing of the capitalist mode of production which
>the real domination of capital in every corner of the world (if not
>socialist, and no socialism existed and exists today).
I thought that some Marxist categories were implied in the
discussion. I guess not. If anybody believs that there are
not imperialist countries and semicolonies (that is the economic
domination but the maintenance of national political structures),
then, of course I can understand why you call everyone from the
bourgeois camp who exercise violence against workers, fascists.
Then, every bourgeois government on earth is fascist, or is it
a certain degree of violence necessary to claim the title?
>We have seen such complication at work during the Gulf war: Saddam is
>not *** democratic and until the war many leftists were used to call
>fascist. When the Usa attacked the problem arose: to defend Usa?
>to defend Saddam? (unpleasant an a bit impolitical). Conclusion: the
>leftists divided themselves in two camps: one camp criticizing the so
>West for his imperialistic defense of *** oil, without supporting
>but "the Iraki people; the other camp supporting straight Saddam as an
>anti-imperialist fighter. The workers of the world standed watching
>war games and believing the simple truth of Bush and Powell: much
>understand than the sophisticated discussion about oppressed/oppressor
>nations, which never take in consideration the same working class.
Uhhhmmm! I never had that problem. A defeat of US imperialism in
the war against Iraq could have meant encouraging every oppressed
country to resist imperialism and the Iraqi masses to gain enough
confidence to overthrown Saddam. The defeat of Iraq meant the
establishment of a second chain around the necks of Iraqi' workers
in addition to that of Saddam: that of
US imperialism (embargo). The defeat of Iraq strenghtened Saddam
internally. So during the war I supported the slogan: Sink the
the US 7th Fleet! and Victory to Iraq!
As to the war in Yougoeslavia, Serbia is not/and was never an
imperialist country. The conflict is between non-imperialist
bourgeois governments, therefore I have no problem being against
everyone. I'm for the defeat of all bourgeois governments in
the Yougoeslavian war and, of course, of their different
imperialist sponsors. Cheers!
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