[Marxism] Resolutionary Socialism

Yoshie Furuhashi critical.montages at gmail.com
Sun Jul 23 00:35:40 MDT 2006

On 7/22/06, dwalters at marxists.org <dwalters at marxists.org> wrote:
> What I like about Yoshi is that she stands up for what she believes in and
> criticizes those that she thinks are fucked up. Now, her rather
> poor-of-substance-post about her (and, by extension *everyone else who lives
> outside Iran*) inability to influence Iranians, using the Cliffite tendency as
> a foil (the ironies of her choice should be obvious to anyone who knows about
> this tendency's controversial relationship with the "Islamic Community" in the
> UK) as a way to bash anyone who writes about Iran because no one in Iran is
> going to read or care about what they say, was probably a hiccup of uncertainty
> on her part about this whole thread. It has become somewhat centrifugal.
> Fortunately for her, and for the rest of us, she immediately started doing just
> the opposite of what she was prescribing and continued to write about Iran in
> response to me and others, even though, as she correctly points out, her
> comments (or anyone else's here) will have little direct or immediate impact on
> the situation of women, or anyone else, in Iran. Yoshi makes me think by asking
> the tough questions and providing tough responses, even when I don't agree with
> her. That's because she likes to *discuss* things. You could learn from her.

I enjoy debates provided replies to me aren't merely demands that I
adopt their silly labels ("fake populist") and slogans ("Down with
Imperialism and Clerical Fascism!") devoid of facts and analyses.
Also, men, beginning with the moderator, here shouldn't pretend that
they care or know more about abortion, women's rights, gay rights, and
things like those than I do.  That's simply ridiculous.

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