[Marxism] Troubled times

Jesse Jack jjack99645 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 20 16:40:45 MST 2006

On 11/20/06, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> This is not so. Betty Friedan, who had been in the CP, launched the
> modern-day feminist movement. Harry Hay, who founded the Mattachine
> Society, was a CP'er. Even if the CP had a fucked up position on such
> questions as an organization, it took cadre from their ranks to put things
> into motion. That is an historical fact. Their Marxist training *helped*
> them identify areas of oppression that it took a radical movement to
> fight.

Don't forget about NAACP founder W.E.B. Dubois, or the fact that the
Communist Party came to the legal defense of the Scottsboro Boys, just to
name a few. It seems that Joaquin is confusing Marxism with syndicalism,
because a dialectical analysis of issues such as gender, race, nationality,
etc. is precisely what sets Marxists apart from Wobblies.

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