[Marxism] Onward March of Sinn Fein

Lajany Otum lajany_otum at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Feb 9 19:13:21 MST 2007

Lueko Williams writes:

<<   Abolishment of the formal Apartheid system was and is acceptable to 
me, even when it did not move ahead to redistribute the land, even less 
a socialist revolution, overturning capitalist private ownership and 
control of the means of social production. It was an immense liberating 
step forward for humanity. >>

This "immense liberating step forward" is a transition from state 
directed capitalism of the white Afrikaaner state, built on the backs
of oppressed black labour in South Africa, to a neo-liberal capitalism 
built on the further immiseration of the same black labour and the 
integration of sub-saharan Africa, already devastated by 30 years 
of neo-liberal rollback, into a semi-periphery for South African 
capital.  Your asinine rhetoric shows you know little and care even less 
about the actual conditions endured by the mass of people living
under the neo-liberal and neo-colonial regimes for which you act
as volunteer cheerleader.  

<<  And she or he who cannot appreciate such historic steps forward for 
human society is not worth using the word "socialist". >>

What really makes the word "socialist" not worth using is when it is 
tacked at the end of a screed defending neo-liberalism and 

Lajany Otum 

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