[Marxism] Re: Venezuela coalition in To. [Toronto]
mstainsby at resist.ca
Wed Mar 30 00:06:30 MST 2005
Responding to both Ernie and Fred I reply to this Fred quote:
> Right now, Canadian defenders of Venezuela should call on Canada to
> maintain normal relations with, continue and expand, and otherwise
> advance diplomatic and economic ties with Venezuela and reject the US
> policy. To me, this is a matter of the defense of the basic interests
> of workers, farmers, and oppressed people in Canada. And of course those
> who push the social-imperialist perspective of "defense of Canadian
> sovereignty" should be welcome to support these demands as well.
> Fred Feldman
This makes sense-- this is not at all what I was replying to. The initial
mail that came out said Canada should not be condemned for complicity in
attacks on Venezuela not because where Canada (the state) stands is yet
unlear, but because *Canada too is struggling for sovereignty from the
threat of the Unuted States*!!!
This I will oppose to any end, at any time, just as one must oppose the
nationalist of Portugal because Spanish Imperialism is stronger. This line--
not a line which seeks to hold the inter-squabbles of imperialist states to
the advantage of countries like Venezuela (who wouldn't want to do that??),
but a line that wants to put Venezuela and Canada on an equal footing as
victims of imperialism-- is just disgusting. Whoever said that lives in
Canada. Unless they live near a reservation of the nations left yet to
annihilate in the creative process of this "Home and Native land", if they
look out the window they do not see miles of barrios. They are not watching
their basic wealth get carted off to the US, while in return they get
50cents an hour. Thet are in the settler state with the UN regarded highest
living standard in the world, fleeced from the resources of the colonies
within and stolen from the third world without. If they don't get that basic
relation and are worried that chains like Tim Hortons are being
"Americanized" they should get real and quit calling themselves anything to
do with "progressive".
Canada as victim. Get a life, people!
Have a great day!
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