[Marxism] Ahmadinejad, an Islamic Feminist (was Reflections on Iran)
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Fri Jul 21 14:12:16 MDT 2006
A little bit back Yoshie wrote something i truly agreed with, in a very
profound way; namely that "When you are sure to lose, there are two ways
to lose: lose by doing the same old thing, which has led to the imminent
defeat; or lose by doing something new, which may not lead to a victory
in the near future but can build a foundation for a better future in the
long term. If you have to lose, lose better."
And then i see Yoshie writing something i truly disagree with, in an
equally profound way: "Between the two revolutions [i.e. Iran and
Nicaragua] that overthrew neocolonial regimes at the same time, which
one survived to modernize society?"
i understand that these two sentiments need not be in opposition with
one another, but for myself and many many others, the first completely
refutes the second.
In the short term, both the Iranian and Nicaraguan left were defeated.
But i certainly feel that - regardless of the embarassment that Daniel
Ortega has become, regardless of Ahmadinejad's being mistaken by some
for a modern-day Lenin - the Sandinistas "lost better".
Like night and day.
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