[Marxism] Hmmm…yeah…about that national - real life politics - front

S. Artesian sartesian at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 29 09:34:34 MDT 2009

This is wonderful/horrible-- Nestor in all his glory-- there is a vast 
alliance, a conspiracy, against the current Argentinean government.  This 
conspiracy includes the US embassy, the US owners of Kraft, the ultra-left 
leadership of the Kraft workers, the media, the corrupt bureaucrats of the 
Foodstuff Union, and some piqueteros.

You know who's missing from this list of conspirators?  The Argentinean 
bourgeoisie, that's who.  I guess they  must then be the last best hope for 

You will note, when you read the statement of Nestor's political party,  the 
lack of demands upon the Kirchner government to take any direct substantive 
action on behalf of the workers.  My Spanish is not the best, but I did not 
read a single line that included the demand, the suggestion, that the Kraft 
holdings in Argentina be-- well, nationalized.  Amazing, no?  Everybody is a 
conspirator against the nation,  but the anti-conspirators do not seek to 
protect the nation through nationalization, much less uncompensated seizure 
and expropriation.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nestor Gorojovsky" <nmgoro at gmail.com>
To: "David Schanoes" <sartesian at earthlink.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Marxism] Hmmm…yeah…about that national - real life politics - 

Leonardo´s letter on the Terrabusi / Kraft conflict was the last sign I
needed to understnd that the whole thing about this issue is a perverted
usage of Argentinean workers´ struggle, sparked by the perverted
provocation of a US imperialist company, in order to put into narrow and
dangerous straits the current Arg goverment. On a secod posting I will
send the declaration in Spanish that the revolutionary socialists and
Marxists in ARgentina, organized in Patria y Pueblo, have emitted
yesterday. There is a bloc in Argentina today, formed by

the US Embassy,

the imperialist, monopolic and USAmerican Kraft owners,

the ultra-leftist leadership of the Kraft workers (who were FOR the
oligarchic bloc during the debate on the exports tariff last year),

the media (who are hydrophobically fighting against the media law that
the government tries to pass through the Congress),

the corrupt bureaucrats who lead the Foodstuff Union (who, BTW, are
AGAINST the current leadership of the CGT workers union, and
particularly against the Sec Gen of the CGT Hugo Moyano),

some "piquetero" movements such as the one led by Castells (who have
hired themselves to the reaction, and who share the PCR origin with the
current leadership of the Kraft workers).

This bloc has managed to turn a provocation by an US imperialist
multinational corporation into a national, and now international, issue.
The eventual victim of the whole thing, besides the workers of the Kraft
company, is the Arg government. At the same moment I am writing these
lines, the OFFICIAL Radio Nacional news show is defending the workers
against the company through a very complete coverage of the conflict.

But of course Bernardo K., who is first and foremost an anti-Peronist
abstract "Leftist", joins into the bandwagon of the antinational bloc.

Yes, now I have no doubt as to what is all this nasty issue pointing to.

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