[Marxism] WSWS on the offensive against "Pabloites"
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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 descriptionsas well as
self-characterizationsof 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
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.
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