[Marxism] National independence of S. America

Nestor Gorojovsky nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar
Mon Jan 9 19:13:46 MST 2006


D. Walters, quoting firstly a question by Charles Brown:

"What _bourgeois_ democratic tasks remain to be accomplished in the 
countries of South America , by a workers' state ?"

Yes, I think many/some have been. One has to establish what those 
tasks are.

#national independence
#land to the tiller/land reform
#democracy (in it's broadest sense)" 

Something is for sure:  L. American countries have NO national 
independence whatsoever.

They are as independent as an independent Rhode Island would be, or 
as an independent Mali is.

National independence in Latin America is the consequence of the 
fulfillment of our national revolution which, unlike the Russian one 
where a great Russian nationality held a host of peoples as hostages 
(and thus national revolution meant the right to _secede_), is 
basically the practical constitution of a Latin American Union by 
exerting the _right to unite_.

What we have are "formal independencies" of the parts of a disjointed 
body.  Our national independence will come with union, not before.  
The struggle for union is for us as important as the struggle for 
socialism.

Trotsky said something to that effect, which doesn't seem to have 
been correctly understood.

Of course, other national democratic tasks are dependent on this, 
first, one, so that they are not accomplished either.

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Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar
[No necesariamente es su autor]
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