To Henry was Re: China Prepares to Use Force on Taiwan

ÁÎ×Ó¹â Henry C.K.Liu ¹ù¤l¥ú hliu at
Sat May 20 18:04:27 MDT 2000

Macdonald Stainsby wrote:

> Depressing though it may be, another question needing to be posed is: Will
> the left in North America know how to stand with China, or will they go on
> about the "self determination" question they do too frequently?
> Macdonald

This is a real danger.  The Western Left forgets that "self determination" was
a progressive concept only when applied to resistence of Western imperialism.
Dismemberment of socialist nations does not qualify as "self determination" if
the dismembered entity is set up to be part of the global capitalist system.


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