[Marxism] Either a socialist revolution or a caricature of revolution

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Jan 8 06:12:38 MST 2006


Che Guevara:
Latin America constitutes a more or less homogeneous whole, and in almost 
its entire territory U.S. monopoly capital holds absolute primacy. The 
puppet or — in the best of cases — weak and timid governments are unable to 
resist the orders of the Yankee master. The United States has reached 
virtually the pinnacle of its political and economic domination. There is 
little room left for it to advance; any change in the situation could turn 
into a step backward from its primacy. Its policy is to maintain its 
conquests. The course of action is reduced at the present time to the 
brutal use of force to prevent liberation movements of any kind.

Behind the slogan “We will not permit another Cuba” hides the possibility 
of cowardly acts of aggression they can get away with — such as the one 
against the Dominican Republic; or, before that, the massacre in Panama and 
the clear warning that Yankee troops are ready to intervene anywhere in 
Latin America where a change in the established order endangers their 
interests. This policy enjoys almost absolute impunity. The OAS is a 
convenient mask, no matter how discredited it is. The UN’s ineffectiveness 
borders on the ridiculous or the tragic. The armies of all the countries of 
Latin America are ready to intervene to crush their own people. What has 
been formed, in fact, is the International of Crime and Betrayal.

On the other hand, the indigenous bourgeoisies have lost all capacity to 
oppose imperialism — if they ever had any — and are only dragged along 
behind it like a caboose. There are no other alternatives. Either a 
socialist revolution or a caricature of revolution.

full: http://www.oceanbooks.com.au/clibrary/library-articles/chelib02.html





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