[Marxism] Is Lebanon on the verge of a new fighting?
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Jscotlive at aol.com
Mon Jun 23 03:30:28 MDT 2008
The role of working class real communists is to use the Leninist tactics
and begin by building the revolutionary nucleus that small as they are keep
their political and organization independence. To have tactical specific
actions with the local forces fighting this or that imperialist, but not to
turn this tactic into a strategy.
This is ultra left flummery, I have to say. It is possible to join forces
and retain your politics. I was privy to a speech by a representative of
Hezbollah's political bureau in Cairo this year. He began by quoting Gramsci. He
went on to relay an analysis of the current situation that was lucid, advanced,
and anti imperialist. You offer a sectarian way ahead with again is
completely out of keeping with the immediate tasks facing all who understand that the
common enemy is imperialism.
By following Lenin verbatim you betray a lack of Marxist analysis. Marx gave
us method not conclusion. Lenin's conclusions were arrived at using Marxist
method applied to material conditions which existed in his time, almost 100
On the other hand the strategy based on the concept of an *on going anti
imperialist united front, *rather than specific common actions with
forces, was behind the defeat of the communist party in China 1925-7. It is
the result of a theoretical concept of two stage revolution. First the anti
imperialist where a multi class alliance under the leadership of the
bourgeois or the petty bourgeois and than after this democratic revolution
in the next historical stage a struggle for socialism. This is the old
Menshevik formula that the Stalinists adopted after Lenin's death. The
result was not a democratic revolution but the massacre of the Communists by
the KMT that was presented as an anti imperialist force.
Again, you are attempting to impose historical factors onto the present
verbatim and in total. The balance of foces between the communist forces in China
and bourgeois anti-imperialist forces in 1927 were far different from those
which obtain in southern Lebanonand the entire Middle East today. In 1927
that the KMT had become a brake on the historical advance of the Chinese
proletariat, which was ready to assert its dominance and take the revolution forward
beyond its bourgeois tasks. This is where an understanding of material
conditions is absolutely essential. In your analysis, to paraphrase Trotsky, you
are mistaking the second month of pregnancy for the ninth.
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