[Marxism] Scope and Limits of Theory: Provisional Draft (was Black Bloc, G20, Chicago, etc)

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Jul 3 14:27:40 MDT 2010


Carrol Cox wrote:
> (This, incidentally, was _exactly_ the principle put forth by the Black
> Panther Party for Self-Defense, as indicated by the veryname of the
> Party, yet the Panthers have been periodically dismissed on this list as
> so man adventuriests or ultra-leftists.)

It was at first, but then became an "off the pigs" nightmare.

> 
> It's a pretty good principle or, better, rule of thumb. But it is not a
> valid theory, and cannot be applied at a distance (as Lou tries to do in
> reference to the Chicago case, as well as Quebec and Toronto, of none of
> which he probably knows as much concretely as Trotsky knew of what was
> going on in Spain.

I am relying on the analysis of Canadian subscribers like Ian Angus who 
sent along reports that made it clear that the black bloc was playing a 
destructive role.






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