[Marxism] Morales and Obama

John johnedmundson at paradise.net.nz
Fri Apr 17 23:30:04 MDT 2009

On Fri, 2009-04-17 at 13:33 +0100, J.M.P.Cloke at lboro.ac.uk wrote:
> I know this is going to attract a lot of flak, but does 
> anyone else think that there is the beginnings of a 
> similarit between the hidden and not-so-hidden racist 
> motivations of rich white elites in the US and in Bolivia?

I think the differences are more important than the similarities. In
Bolivia, the Crucenos (is that what they're called?) are the previously
all powerful mainly white holders of political and economic power.
Morales represents a very real threat to their long term domination of
Bolivia, whatever faith we may have in his socialist rhetoric. The nutty
fringe of the US Republican Party don't represent anything like that.
And Obama doesn't represent any threat to existing wealth and power
relations. So while there may be some similarities in appearance between
the two, I think that's about as far as it goes.

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