[Marxism] Electoral Cretinism

Einde O'Callaghan einde at gmx.de
Fri Aug 17 01:50:05 MDT 2007


Angelus Novus schrieb:
<snip>
> 
> 5. Most famously, accused foreign workers of taking
> away the jobs of German workers.  Many doubt the
> veracity of the last claim or accuse those making it
> of misrepresenting Lafontaine's position, so it is
> worth re-printing the quote:
> 
> "Der Staat ist verpflichtet zu verhindern, dass
> Familienväter und Frauen arbeitslos werden, weil
> Fremdarbeiter ihnen zu Billiglöhnen die Arbeitsplätze
> wegnehmen."
> 
> "The state is obligated to prevent, that heads of
> families and women become unemployed, because
> Fremdarbeiter take their jobs away for low wages."
> 
Being the only person on the list who was actually present at the rally 
in Chemnitz where these words were uttered I can say that in the context 
in which they were uttered - a minimum wage for all who work in germany 
regardless of their origin - these words do not bear the racist 
interpretation given to them torn out of context. I wo0uld also note 
that the most vicious camapigns against Lafontaine come from the right, 
who at this very moment are trying to label Lafontaine as the German 
Haider (headline in the Tagesspiegel, a right-wing Berlin daily) and are 
trying to label the new party, DIE LINKE., as a national(ist) socialist 
party.

It's sometimes remarkable what company the ultra-left keep!

Einde O'Callaghan
State Executive,
DIE LINKE.Saxony

Einde O'Callaghan




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