[Marxism] MDC weaknesses
lueko.willms at t-online.de
Thu Jul 3 03:35:37 MDT 2008
Guten Tag Louis Proyect,
am Donnerstag, 3. Juli 2008 um 00:51 schrieben Sie:
> The real conflict that interests us is between ZANU-PF and the
> working class.
The real conflict here is between the people of Zimbabwe -- the
whole nation, all classes -- and Imperialism which tries to put the
African nations again under its heel.
> We take the side of the working class and the
> political parties and grass roots organizations that fight on their
This, especially that with the "grass roots organisations that fight
on their behalf" is the wide open path which people like Joschka
Fischer and Bernard Kouchner have walked to become the foreign
ministers of their respective imperialist bourgeoisies, promoting
the recolonisation of the former colonies and fighting wars for
"humanitarian imperialism". Especially the war(s) against Jugoslavia
had been fought "on behalf" of the "poor oppressed people" of Bosnia
or Kosovo. The wide open path of "internationalist solidarity" with
those seen as being oppressed within the nations oppressed and
exploited by colonialism and neo-colonialism turned out to be the
slippery slope into the bed of serving the main oppressor.
It was only logical, that Bernard Kouchner of "Doctors without
borders" fame, who had been the vice-roy of the imperialist
coalition in Kosovo, then sent "aid" to Myanmar with a war ship full
of fighting troops, as if humanity hadn't known the famous Danaen present, the Trojan Horse.
Morgan Tsvangirai has vacillated between taking part in the
election, and opposing them, calling for imperialism to have a
decisive say over Zimbabwe. In the end, he made himself the stooge
of imperialist intervention, rejecting even the call of the African
Union of a government of national unity.
And imperialist propaganda has continued on the line which the
former US-war minister Rumsfeld proclaimed for his opposition to the
shift to the left in Latin America: elections are shit, because the
outcome is not always in the interests of the imperialist masters.
We should not forget that Tsvangirais party has won a majority of
the seats in the Zimbabwean parliament, and that Mugabe has
recognised that by announcing talks about a unity government based
on that "cohabitation" as the French call that (who often hat in
their Fifth Republic a president and a parliamentary majority of
One should also note that the participation in the run-off
presidential elections last Friday was very low, less than 50%.
The main thing is to prevent wide scale infighting as happened in
Kenia, and an imperialist intervention.
Let's work together for that.
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