[Marxism] The criticism of religion[was:RE:Vnzla:reasonstobeoptimistic]

dave.walters at comcast.net dave.walters at comcast.net
Mon Aug 27 13:55:27 MDT 2007

I've noticed, not just here, but on other lists as well, this obession over Chavez's rejection of "Marxism-
Leninism" as a model for the PSUV. Chavez himself has never claimed to even be a "Marxist" let alone 
a "Marxist Leninist". Does the organization of the PSUV look like the organization of a M-L 
party? If  there is some sort of "Ah ha!" that is supposed to be elicited by this declaration? I hardly 
see what such a sentiment could be in response to.

Did some one claim, least of all Chavez, that this was his "model"? I honestly, sincerly, 
don't understand why this is even a debate. I can't understand why this is even a discussion 
since no one even IN the PSUV has proposed modeling the party on Marxism-Leninism in 
either organization or program.

>From a far, very, very afar, it looks like the PSUV is a broad based socialist party (maybe too 
broad? THAT would be a discussion) of the Venezuelan working class, kind of, sort of like Marx 
talked about;  which the SPD was the eventual manifestion of (warts and blemishes included).

My to centavos on this.


"We are of the opinion that atheism, as an inseparable element of  the materialist view 
of life, is a necessary condition for the  theoretical education of the revolutionist. 
He who believes in  another world is not capable of concentrating all his passion on  
the transformation of this one.  -- Leon Trotsky"

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