[Marxism] Is Lebanon on the verge of a new fighting?

Jscotlive at aol.com 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  
years ago.
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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