[Marxism] Ahmadinejad, an Islamic Feminist (was Reflections on Iran)

kersplebedeb info at kersplebedeb.com
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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