[Marxism] WSWS on the offensive against "Pabloites"

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Mar 20 09:06:43 MST 2006


Pabloite opportunists prepare new betrayals

And, just as the Pabloite revisionists adapted themselves to Peronism and 
similar movements in the 1950s and to guerrillaism in the 1960s and ‘70s, 
so today, the Pabloite groups are building up movements such as that of 
Chavez as a new road to socialism. They are clearly nothing of the sort.

A word that crops up repeatedly in the descriptions—as well as 
self-characterizations—of the Latin American governments associated with 
the “turn to the left” is “governability.” The old traditional parties have 
been utterly discredited, not just in Venezuela, but throughout the 
hemisphere. “Throw them all out,” the slogan that predominated in the 
upheavals in Argentina five years ago, has been repeated in country after 
country.

Parties and individuals identified with the left have been brought into 
power as a means of restabilizing capitalist domination. This tendency 
emerged first and most prominently in Brazil with the rise of the Workers 
Party as the principle political instrument of bourgeois rule. The 
Brazilian ruling elite required such a movement under conditions in which 
every other party was implicated in the dictatorship and the massive 
corruption and social reaction that continued in its wake.

Among the Pabloite revisionists, who played such a crucial role in 
betraying the revolutionary developments in Latin America in the 1970s, 
there is a definite political continuity with the positions of that period, 
when they embraced left nationalist movements, beginning with Peronism and 
the MNR in Bolivia, and later Castroism and guerrillaism. Then, as now, 
they rejected the necessity for a conscious, independent revolutionary 
movement of the working class. Now, they have become direct defenders and 
instruments of the bourgeois state.

full: http://wsws.org/articles/2006/mar2006/van2-m20.shtml

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