[Marxism] Al Qaeda
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Sat Mar 20 09:28:44 MST 2004
In a message dated 3/20/2004 9:03:32 AM Central Standard Time,
lnp3 at panix.com writes:
>It is one thing to not enlist in "humanitarian" wars on terror. It is
another to suggest that the US ruling class or any other ruling class will ever
cede power as a result of terror. . . Al Qaeda is distinquished by an utter
disregard for the masses . . . When the Arab and Islamic world is in the grips of
imperialism, it is an *obstacle* to future progress to sweep the class
dimensions of the problem under the rug as Islamic radicals of all stripes do. If
anything, short of a Lenin or Castro, the Arab and Islamic world would be
better off with more Gandhis than bin-Ladens.<
The appeal of Islam and Islamic fundamentalism exist inside a very real power
relationship involving people who have been humiliated, exploited and
oppressed at the hands of "others" with somewhat different historically evolved mode
of thinking and conceptual frameworks.
Bin Laden is a bourgeois imperial terrorist. His program of action is to
raise the price of oil to $144.00 a barrel or shift the property relations in
favor of himself and not the collapse and overthrow of the value producing system.
The issue is not the price of oil but the abolition of property, starting
with the very real bourgeois property relations, foreign and domestic.
It is bad enough that Mr. Laden is a terrorist. He is not a terrorists of the
1970s Italy or Germany - in his class strivings. Mr. Bin Laden is a bourgeois
imperial terrorist fighting a sectarian war against his bourgeois imperial
counterparts in the Western world.
Mr. Bin Laden gave our imperial bourgeoisie the political maneuvering room
and subjective rationale to increase the fascist reconfiguration of our national
state structures. Mr. Bin Laden is no more than a bourgeois thug fighting a
sectarian battle, designed to keep him and his class in power. Mr. Laden is not
a bourgeois nationalists but a bourgeois imperial thug fighting a sectarian
mission - from another side, no different than the zealot Bush Jr.
It is true that Mr. Laden finds a mass bass of support amongst millions on
the basis of ideology. How is that different from Bush Jr?
At the end of the day the working man/women has no country. It is true that
the masses learn on the basis of their own experience and many fear nuclear
destruction more than death by napalm. The difference between Bush and Bin is
sectarian with both conceiving of different routes to heaven and hell. Their
heaven and hell is predicated on the existence of property. Both sectarian orders
are founded on the basis of the preservation of the rule of the bourgeoisie.
No concessions to terrorism. This includes first and foremost imperial
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