[Marxism] a different take on the South Africa mining massacre

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Aug 23 08:11:33 MDT 2012


On 8/23/12 9:15 AM, Andrew Pollack wrote:
>
> Apologetics for the ANC/SACP/COSATU misleaders:
> http://www.workers.org/2012/08/22/police-massacre-striking-miners/

And here's another perspective from MRZine's twitter feed:

"At the heart of the expectation that something good and militant will 
arise from Marikana is an almost comically mistaken assumption that 
'ordinary' South Africans are specially inclined towards social justice. 
  That they will not lightly stand for this sort of thing.  The 
assumption rests on two crooked legs.  These are that Black people in 
general have a recent tradition of sterling struggle against oppression 
and exploitation that they will take up again and that Blacks are made 
ripe for revolution by the obscenity of South Africa's wealth gap - the 
widest in the world."

http://www.theafricareport.com/index.php/news-analysis/marikana-a-lesson-in-late-liberal-democracy-501817460.html







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