[Marxism] Islamist, Socialist revolutions do not mix

Marvin Gandall marvgandall at videotron.ca
Wed Oct 3 13:57:21 MDT 2007

Walter wrote:

> There are those who would like to exacerbate divisions over what
> should happen in the supernatural world, when what's most important
> is what real human beings do in the actual world...
> Remember the friendly relations which exist between Iran's Islamic
> Republican government and Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia and Nicaragua is a
> good thing, not a bad thing...They help strengthen
> Iran which is today under the threat of a military strike by
> Washington and so Iran needs all the help it can get.
> While recognizing the obvious differences between the two forms of
> government, socialists and Marxists ought to keep a sense of balance
> and perspective...
I didn't read the piece posted by Louis as having anything to do with
religious tolerance or the lack of same.

If the article is to be believed, the Islamist militant presented Che and
the Cuban leadership to the conference as God-fearing anti-Communists. Che's
kids, who were in attendance, rightly objected to these remarks which they
considered defamatory..

Why characterize their comments as "idle prattle" which undermines
international solidarity with Iran? In what way? Should they have instead
sat on their hands? I think it was proper for them to correct the record,
and that the issue of support for Iran won't turn on this incident.

You appear to be bending the stick back too far in your effort "to keep a
sense of balance and perspective". The opposition to US aggression against
Iran may be less fragile than you fear.

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