[Marxism] Libya's spectacular revolution has been disgraced by racism

Steven L. Robinson srobin21 at comcast.net
Tue Aug 30 14:19:05 MDT 2011


The American Revolution was in fact won with the active help of the number 2 imperialist power of the time - the French.  It was a French fleet that bottled up Cornwallis at Yorktown and forced his surrender to the  Continentals. So did the help of the French Bourbons mean the American Revolution was hijacked? SR

----- Original Message -----
From: Lenin's Tomb <leninstombblog at googlemail.com>


  The American Revolution was waged and won against the British Empire, not 
hijacked by them.  One of the main legacies of that event was to 
underscore the inherent conflict between imperialism and revolution - a 
crucial antagonism on which US anti-imperialists, past and present, have 
long since learned to operate.  Whether it's in the Philippines or Latin 
America, or whether it's the neocon "global democratic revolution", the 
antiwar Left has always understood that a revolution carried through by 
imperialist powers is not a revolution.  So, why eschew this 
understanding today?

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