[Marxism] RE: what is Antiwar.com?

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 9 07:18:58 MDT 2004


The SWP has been sneering at, as an excuse for doing
nothing about, the struggle against concrete wars that
are actually going on, for so long one forgets the days
when "Bring The Troops Home Now" was the SWP's mantra.

Who are these people? John Pilger's an Australian
revolutionary journalist and film-maker whose face is
up on the front page of Green Left Weekly every week:
http://www.greenleft.org.au 
http://www.johnpilger.com 
http://www.juancole.com/ 
http://www.fair.org/media-beat/ (Norman Solomon)
http://www.ipsnews.net/focus/neo-cons/index.asp (Lobe)

These are basically left-wingers or left liberals and
not the fascistic untouchables THE MILITANT suggests.
As the old saying goes, if you can't beat them with
logic, baffle them with bullshit, or make excuses.
 
Nothing but excuses: Iraqi resistance is remnants of
Saddam Hussein, Spanish opposition is threatened by the
scourge of "anti-American" demagogy, Aristede was to
blame for his own overthrow and Venezuela's president
Hugo Chavez Frias is a "bonapartist". It's endless and
it's tragic. But Fidel Castro wasn't enough, either:
http://www.walterlippmann.com/catc.html 


Walter







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