[Marxism] Richardson advocates dialoque with Cuba, Venezuala
lueko.willms at t-online.de
Wed Jun 11 04:07:42 MDT 2008
On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 03:35:49 -0400, Ruthless Critic of All that Exists
> >> As much as we disagree with the Cuban dissidents, it seems to be
> >> fair
> > I am not fair against the bourgeoisie. I am against them.
> the point is that, there is not much utility in speaking only
> among socialists.
I want to speak with my fellow workers and our allies, farmers and
other exploited producers.
> When you
> talk with non-socialist people and try to convince them, win them over
> politically, it is important to be fair and to be seen as fair.
No, not at all.
The main goal is to convince my fellow workers that we should stop
being fair to our boss and pursue a trade-union and political strategy
which is based only on _our_ interests, and not a "fair balance" between
the interests of working people and of the capitalist class and their
Those interests are irreconcilable opposed to each other.
> Because, if you are not perceived as fair, then people will not be
> convinced by you -- they will think of you as a hypocrite who can't be
The hypocrite are those who preach that we should avoid any action
which risks to ruin the particular capitalist enterprise we happen to
The contrary should be our guiding light: our lives are more
important than their profits, or as the LCR says so nicely in French
"nos vies valent plus que leur profits".
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