[Re: Fw: Abu Nasr on the PFLP (was South Lebanon)]
abu-nasr at SPAMusa.net
Thu Jun 1 09:18:34 MDT 2000
I don't know about the "only" way for Marxists to take power; for several
years there was South Yemen being run by the Marxist Yemeni Socialist Party --
at least they tried to be Marxist, despite the high level of tribalism there,
and some arguably non-Leninist inner-party practices like shoot outs at
Seriously, though, you're absolutely right: some problems can't be solved
within the states drawn up by colonialism, and this is more so today than in
the past. The 1990-1991-now Gulf War highlighted some of them. I mean, when
a small number of oil states (in whose populations citizens are a often a
minority!) can just enjoy an obscene standard of luxury while Arab states like
the Yemen, the Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, and populations like the Palestinians are
reduced to being cheap labour incubators you have a situation where (pan-Arab)
national unity and social liberation cannot ultimately be separated at all.
Admittedly, the US has made the Kuwaitis and Saudis pay through the nose for
the privilege of hosting the Desert Stormtroopers, causing some pretty big
setbacks for their economies. Still the problem of economic polarisation
along state lines remains acute and it likely to grow, especially given the
outrageous destruction of Iraq.
"Nestor Miguel Gorojovsky" <gorojovsky at inea.com.ar> wrote:
En relación a Fw: Abu Nasr on the PFLP (was South Lebanon),
el 31 May 00, a las 6:55, Abu Nasr dijo:
> regard pan-Arabism as somehow alien to Marxism is clearly mistaken.
I would fully endorse the REVERSE proposition: that it is only
through a national Arab revolution stretching from the Atlantic to
the Indic that Marxists will eventually take power there, and that,
conversely, it is probably only the Marxists who can carry that
revolution to an end. The situation is almost carbon-copyed to that
in Latin America, and the Italian / German examples are adequate for
both Latin Americans and Arabs.
I am glad to see that our understanding of the tasks of a
revolutionary in a divided nation are so similar, Abu Nasr!
Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
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