[Marxism] Re: From Marxmail home (Clancy Sigal and Frida)

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at gmx.net
Wed May 4 06:46:06 MDT 2005


Carlos:

> 
> With that I leave you with a quote:
> 
> "Deserters from labour ought to to be formed into punitive battalions or
> put 
> into concentration camps."
> 
> Trotsky's speech 30. March 1920 at the 9th party congress
> 
> 

1. Quotes must be put in the historic context. This was the time of a
beleagured workers state and war communism. At that time Trostky advocated
the "militarisation of labour".

2. No sane person will take the above Trotsky quote as a guiding principle
for a workers state.

Johannes

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