[Marxism] Paulsen's supposedly anti-democratic, anti-labor, Tudehesque line

Einde O'Callaghan einde at gmx.de
Mon Aug 21 05:52:48 MDT 2006


Louis Proyect schrieb:
> 
>> At no point have I said that we shouldn't criticise, but I have also 
>> said we have to earn the right to criticise by being clear about our 
>> anti-imperialist solidarity with all those fighting imperialism. 
>> Patrick Bond has more than earned that right both in practice and in 
>> theory.
>>
>> Einde O'Callaghan
> 
<snip>

> exactly is the Talmudic logic one uses to make such decisions? In any 
> case, since it isn't clear to me whether you are still a member of the 
> Cliffite movement, here's the sort of thing that they have been writing. 
> I assume that they have earned the right to do so:
> 
> http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php?article_id=8313
> 
> Iranian bus strike: for workers and against empire
> by Naz Massoumi and Peyman Jafari
> 
> A courageous strike in Tehran has attracted the world’s attention
> 
I am still an active member - and I'd point out that Socialist Worker's 
criticism is anchored in opposition to the plans of imperialism. Look at 
the headline - "for workers and against EMPIRE".

By earning the right to criticise I mean that we have to earn the right 
to the attention of the masses in struggle. If they perceive us as being 
opposed to their struggle they will ignore us no matter how wonderful 
and "correct" our theoretical edifices are.

Einde O'Callaghan






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