anarchism etc (was Re: [Marxism] Chomsky profile/interview
Carlos A. Rivera
cerejota at optonline.net
Tue Mar 22 10:11:16 MST 2005
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> i.e., not all socialist activism need be within a leninist
I tend to think this is a subjective thing. Many of the so-called anarchists
of the brand you mention actually practice in content Leninism. Down to the
ugly side, such as bureaucratic expulsions for "marxism" or "liberalism".
Some years ago the french CNT split over this very question, regarding in
particular the support for the Zapatistas.
When Durruti told a Comintern man that "We are showing you Bolsheviks how to
fight" he was wrong in perspective, but not entirely off mark. At the time,
the FAI was the sole true Leninist organization in the Iberian peninsula,
much like the Republican Party is the only real Leninist organization in the
I sometimes see many of the protestations against leninism on part of
anarchist organizations, in particular those that are out of the
punk/lifestyle sub-cult fringes, as moot. They are practising Leninism in
content, which is a good thing, IMHO.
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