Australasian imperilaism and East Timor, ps

Philip L Ferguson PLF13 at
Fri Sep 24 18:57:52 MDT 1999


It is dead easy to be a Marxist in the First World when there are no hard
tests of your Marxism.  It's interesting to see, however, how many people,
faced with the first hard test, when a Marxist position is most sharply
differentiated from liberalism and from popular 'commonsense' opinion,
decide to chuck Marxism out the window as 'ultraleft' and 'sectarian' and
mere 'dogma', and just go with the flow.

Imagine where the Bolshies would have got if they had've adopted such a
craven position when the guns started going off in WW1.

Philip Ferguson

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