[Marxism] [A-List] Violence in Zimbabwe, and the MDC and its Social Imperialist Supporters

Ruthless Critic of All that Exists ok.president+marxml at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 01:01:03 MDT 2008


On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 1:57 AM, Patrick Bond <pbond at mail.ngo.za> wrote:

> * the ideal of transformation from semi-feudal rural social relations to
> a system of redistributive rural justice supported by an agriculturalist
> state *didn't happen* aside from displacement of a few thousand white
> farmers who have increasingly been replaced by a few thousand Mugabe
> cronies on the best farms, who in turn have allowed production to drop
> so far that Zim - formerly a food exporter - is in constand need of food
> aid;

This suggests, in fact, that Louis is incorrect to blame Zimbabwe's
problems merely on "capitalism". It is not just "capitalism", but
corrupt cronyism of a specific comprador kind, which seems largely to
blame for Zimbabwe's extreme problems.




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