[Marxism] Paulsen's supposedly anti-democratic, anti-labor, Tudehesque line
diamatrix at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 20 23:13:13 MDT 2006
Einde O'Callaghan wrote:
"This is blatantly obvious - but then in 1914 the imperialists didn't
consult the social democrats before going to war either."
And in the case of the SPD, I hasten to point out, "capitulation to one's
own imperialist bourgeoisie" involved not simply "lack of clarity on this
issue" or "social pacifism a la Kautsky," but formal authorization by the
party majority to continue financing Germany's war efforts. To draw a
parallel, however tacit, between such treachery, on the one hand - of
legendary proportions - and the criticisms expressed by some on this list,
vis-a-vis the Ahmadinejad regime's repression of Iranian workers and
socialists, on the other; to impute to both a common logic and deduction -
this, as Proyect put it before (and I must admit to being altogether
distressed by the essential agreement in which I suddenly find myself with
our esteemed moderator, on this question at least), is sheer nonsense.
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