[Marxism] False claims re pro-war left
lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Mar 25 10:39:19 MST 2006
>Have you ever heard of the Interrnational Brigades?
>Perhaps you are too young to know about the principles and history of
>international left-wing solidarity.
>If the left could aid Republican Spain with arms, I don't see why it can't
>aid the Iraqi and Iranian left today.
>Yours in comradeship, Peter Tatchell
Peter, who are you trying to bullshit?
When you wrote articles in the Guardian in 2003 calling for the Shia and
the Kurds to be armed, the only *agency* capable of delivering the goods
was Anglo-American imperialism. As I see it, Tony Blair and George W. Bush
are not part of the left even if Blair had some ex-CP'ers in his cabinet
and Bush had the dreadful Christopher Hitchens rooting him on.
Speaking of Hitchens, he used the same sort of demagogy you did, invoking
the fight against fascism in the late 30s as if Paul Wolfowitz were a
latter day Andres Nin. Frankly, Hitchens is much better at this kind of
deception, or should I call it self-deception:
>>Gen. Franco's assault on the Spanish Republican assault that claimed to
be, and was, a rebel "insurgency" against the elected governmentconsisted
of an alliance of fascist parties, religious extremists, and Muslim
fighters. It was led by the frightened former oligarchy, and its cause was
preached from the pulpit, and its foot-soldiers were Moorish levies from
North Africa and "volunteers" from Germany and Italy. How shady it is that
our modern leftists and peaceniks can detect fascism absolutely everywhere
except when it is actually staring them in the face. The next thing, of
course, if we complete the historic analogy, would be for them to sign a
pact with it. And this, some of them have already done.<<
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