[Marxism] Re: Nationalist legacies

Macdonald Stainsby 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.
> Richard

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?


Macdonald Stainsby
In the contradiction lies the hope
	--Bertholt Brecht.

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