[Marxism] Re: Communism, anti-German criticism and Israel
l.willms at jpberlin.de
Thu Aug 11 06:14:00 MDT 2005
. On 10.08.05
wrote lnp3 at panix.com (Louis Proyect)
in 184.108.40.206.0.20050810221846.01cf6af0 at pop.panix.com
about Re: [Marxism] Communism, anti-German criticism and Israel
LP> I assume that Ed the Happy Clown is trying to be helpful by
LP> providing us with an example of how these individuals argue, but
LP> can't imagine that he agrees with this garbage. Right?
I found this garbage nevertheless quite interesting, since in that
interview, the social views of that current are being explained quite
While this Stephan Grigat admits that the poor should not live in
misery, the notion of "luxury for all" and the violent rejection of
any critique of the workings of capital, especially as finance
capital, is much more important for the "anti-German" clowns. Also
consider their notion, that there is no such thing as a common class
interest either of the capitalist class or the working class, since
the problem is dissolved in some abstract reasoning about abstract
social relations, without people coalescing in classes according to
their position in or in relation to the production process and the
ownership of the means of production.
This "communism" reminds Marie Antoinette's recommendation to the
Third Estate asking for bread: "They have no bread? Why don't they eat
Everybody should get rich, but beware of those who take issue with
the riches' property, which is the non-property of the others, since
such revolt against the riches is pure "anti-semitism" in the blind
eyes of the "anti-German communists".
What is not explained in this interview is that the "anti-German"
means taking side in the imperialist competition against the German
national capitalist class, which is debating in how far they should
continue as a firm ally of US-imperialism or try to break lose and
pursue their own interests in a more independent way.
The "anti-German"s see the guarantor of their view of "communism"
not in the working class emancipating themselves of the rule of the
capitalist class, but in the continuing world domination of the US
capitalist class. Any struggle against colonial and neocolonial
domination is an act of anti-semitism for the "anti-German"
Just go with the stronger forces, is their motivation. The US has a
huge arsenal of aircraft carriers and atomic bombs, the German
capitalists nothing of that sort, and the way to acquire some
independence is risky.
All in all, this "anti-German" current is another example how
petty-bourgeois ideologues can move from ultraleftism to the
ultraright, while maintaining a "leftist" vocabulary.
Remember the evolution of the La-Rouche-fascists.
The "anti-German communists" are as communist as the National
Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) was "socialist".
Lüko Willms http://www.mlwerke.de
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