[Marxism] China: a Successful 58th Anniversary (Prensa Latina)

Néstor Gorojovsky nmgoro at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 10:09:33 MDT 2007


2007/10/2, Shane Mage <shmage at pipeline.com>:
>
> >Walter Lippmann wrote:

> to deny that China is *colonialist* because the "Chinese
> conquering armies" occupying the colonized country of *Tibet* are on
> "Chinese national territory" is  not only to insult the truth, it is
> to describe China as
> *imperialist* in the most literal possible sense--the Chinese claim to
> the Tibetans' lands rest exclusively on the claim of the Chinese Empire.
> Only someone who believes that Hebron and Ramallah are part of
> "Jewish National Territory" will give the slightest credence to such a claim.

You are mixing bananas and inkpots, Shane. It is Tibetan
independentists who should be equated with Zionists, not the other way
round.

Imperialist policy makers support the Tibetan struggle for
"independence" from China, since Tibet cannot exist as an independent
nation in the current world (nor, to my knowledge, has ever been able
to) and an "independent" Tibet would immediately become a semicolonial
Tibet. A new possession in the hands of the West.

There are many things with today's China that I frown at. But these as
advanced by Shane are effective pro-imperialist arguments, not
socialist revolutionary statements. The same happened with Ukraine,
the Baltic States, etc., When the Empire of the Czars broke loose in
1917, there appeared swarms of stubborn supporters of Ukrainian,
Baltic States, etc., "independence" -and with a much better case than
those who argue for the Tibetan independence, indeed- in London and
the large Western European capitals.

Same happens today. Good souls are the best prey for imperialist ideologues.




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