[Marxism] Hungarians long for communism.

Ruthless Critic of All that Exists ok.president+marxml at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 16:14:22 MDT 2008


On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 8:48 AM, David Picón Álvarez <david at miradoiro.com> wrote:
> From: "Haines Brown" <brownh at hartford-hwp.com>
>> Of course, democratic forms or civil rights are important and do
>> affect the quality of our lives, but if we are really in touch with
>> the working class, even here in the US, political forms are not the
>> primary way that we assess our situation.
>
> There seems to be a tendency to think that any increase in abstract freedom
> is worth any decrease in concrete freedom. Abstract freedom being, roughly,
> what one could in principle do unopposed by the State or other institutions,
> and concrete freedom being what one can in effect do, given the reality of
> things, the economic situation, etc.

But what happened to "Es mejor morir de pie que vivir de rodillas", as
Zapata said?

(Trans: "It's better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees").




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