Gus Hall Dies

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at SPAMosu.edu
Mon Oct 16 20:57:19 MDT 2000


In 1958, W. E. B. DuBois urged Africans to reject Western capital and
to accept aid from the Soviet Union and Red China.  In 1961, just
prior to emigrating to Ghana (where he eventually became a citizen),
he applied for membership in the Communist Party, U.S.A.  He died in
Ghana in 1963.  DuBois's criticism of American racism & imperialism,
as well as of capitalism, was such that he eventually even renounced
his American citizenship.  All _after_ Khruschev's criticism of
Stalin.  Whether or not you remained or became a Communist depended
on your view of racism, imperialism, & capitalism.

Yoshie

>Why?
>
>Xxxx Xxxxxx wrote:
>
><snip>
> > > American Communists cannot blame Soviet Communism for their own fate.  US
> > > Capitalism often conflicts with European Capitalism, one did
>not see a massive
> > > drop out of American Capitalists.
> > >
> > >
> > > Either one is a communist, or one is not. The fact that some
>communists is
> > > another country turn revisionist is no excuse to abandon the
>faith.  Keep the
> > > faith, even when the going gets tough.  That is what it is all about.
> > >
> > > Hall was a true communist.
> > >
> > > Henry C.K. Liu
> > >
> > You confuse ideals with organization. Stalinist crimes may not have been
> > a valid reason to cease being a Marxist but they sure as hell were valid
> > reasons to stop supporting the Communist Party USA.
> >
> > Xxxx






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