[Marxism] The Militant: "No indication" of US involvement in Haitian uprising?!?!

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Mar 3 15:13:06 MST 2004

Steve Gabosch wrote:
> Aristide's economic policies have nothing in 
> common with those of the Sandinistas.  The implication drawn here by the 
> analogy Louis makes with Reagan's Contra War against the Nicaraguan 
> Revolution is that the Aristide regime is a workers and farmers 
> government, as was the Sandinista government.  In my opinion, this is 
> completely false.

Steve's response is far too lengthy and far too myopic for me to respond 
to, but I do want to make a point about the above. In the latter days of 
Sandinista power, there was *no difference* between their economic 
policies and those of Aristide. That point was made by the Militant 
frequently as it began to denounce the FSLN as a bunch of traitors to 
socialism. In my opinion, the SWP's failure to understand the tragedy of 
the Sandinista revolution in its dialectical complexity was a seed that 
has blossomed into a truly massive sectarian tree.


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