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

Steven L. Robinson srobin21 at comcast.net
Tue Aug 30 15:03:55 MDT 2011

That of course ignores the actual people with guns on the ground, who did the fighting. 

The distinction between the Libyan rebels and "puppets" (like the RVN in the 1960s) is that the rebel armed forces are not controlled by the imperial power (It is not clear that even the government in Benghazi fully controls them).  

To say that the revolutionary process stopped in March 2011 when the bombs started dropping I think ignores the fact that the Libyans themselves continued to play an independent role in fighting the regime. SR

----- Original Message -----
From: Lenin's Tomb <leninstombblog at googlemail.com>
 That is, the Libyan 
leadership adopted an alliance with imperialism not as a temporary boost 
to a revolutionary process, but in lieu of a revolutionary process.

2) As a result, the leadership of the Libyan opposition already are 
'puppets', inasmuch as that term has meaning.  They are subordinate to 
external powers in a way that the American revolutionaries never were.

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