On a method of discussion that leaves ALL the questions unanswered

clyder at gn.apc.org clyder at gn.apc.org
Mon Sep 29 09:09:15 MDT 2003


Quoting Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>:

> On Sun, 28 Sep 2003, David Walters wrote:
> >
> > Fred made a very important point to all those "tankies" out there: Not
> > a one, not a two, not anyone lifted a finger to defend these Stalinist
> > regimes that Mel calls "socialist". By the way, "tankies" is a term for
>
> Of course they did. Yugoslavia had continual war for nearly 20 years that
> revolved around what kind of property relations would prevail. It is
> really too bad that much of the left saw this in "human rights" terms
> framed by Joanne Landy and Christopher Hitchens rather than for what it
> really was: an attempt to resist neoliberalism and privatization.
>

I rember that Yeltsins rule too had to be imposed by tanks
shelling a parliament that resisted privatisation. Who were those
who took to streets against Yeltisn and attempted to storm the
TV studios those days?



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