[Marxism] Re: Nationalist legacies
mstainsby at resist.ca
Thu Apr 7 09:10:17 MDT 2005
Richard Fidler wrote:
> In the oppressed nations, many nationalists, as they deepen their
> understanding of the roots of national oppression, evolve toward
> socialist and internationalist positions. I take Néstor as an example:
> an internationalist notwithstanding his nationalist legacy in Zionism
> and Peronism.
> I hope this clarification forestalls a silly and unnecessary polemic.
But it starts another; you mix the imperialist racist colonial settler
nationalism of Zionism with Peronism; and that makes as much (or rather, as
little) sense to me as it would to splice a dual promotion of Canadian
nationalism at the same time as the aspiration for self-determination of any
of Canada's hundreds of internal colonies, or Hait being occupied by Canada.
Zionism is an imperial ideology, Peronism was a limited resistance to it--
surely one "nationalist legacy" can be a banner while the other, if not a
shame, at least a thoroughly debunked and dissociated form of imperial
advancement shaken off?
In the contradiction lies the hope
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