[Marxism] The Militant's editorial on Iraq
M. Junaid Alam
junaidalam at msalam.net
Fri Apr 16 21:31:36 MDT 2004
""Seriously, I recently spoke to an engineer from my hometown of Vernon,
B.C. who just returned from Iraq where he was using his education to
inspect oil piplines for his employer, KBR of Halliburton fame, this
work being done under the banner of Iraqi Operation Freedom. He told me
over the phone that what's really going on in (at least the south of)
Iraq was "class warfare" (his words). He seemed to suggest that it was
young educated Iraqis WITH NO FUTURE who are the backbone of the
insurgency. That may not be totally correct but for The Militant to
describe the revolt as "bourgeois nationalist" seems to miss something
of the truth on the ground."
Well there's an understatement if I ever saw one. Bourgeois nationalist?
What the hell does that even mean? What planet are these fools living
on? Is the 'Militant' crew going to haul its own ass off to Iraq and see
itself blown to bits by American armor? What's that, no? Must be the
staunch bravery of their ever-so 'proletarian' values at work.
Frankly I fail to understand the value of poring over what the Militant
says, what Jack Barnes writes, how many times he wipes his ass a day,
etc. This is really an almost narcissistic exercise. There are brighter
developments and more urgent potentialities to explore than staring down
a sewer drain filled with the shit-stew of the far left.
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