[Marxism] A Mountain People's Manifestor

Tristan Sloughter tristan.sloughter at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 20:15:44 MST 2012


>
> IMO, the notion of "self-determination" for the Appalachian region of
> the United States, in this age of Interstate highways, is unrealistic, and
> I could be a lot less tactful.


I must say I don't exactly understand their 'self-determination' notion. At
first I read it with regards to the wealth extracted from their people and
land that is shipped far away and those people outside of the region
itself, and the health issues involved with it, making decisions about its
use. But it does also clearly state, "Thus we declare our autonomy from and
allegiance to the international struggle for socialism." And I can't say
what the importance of such a stance is. I'd be interested in hear a longer
explanation from them.

It will be interesting to see how they are able to join in the struggles
you mentioned, assuming they attempt to and I hope they do.

But still good to see an organization based on these lines looking to grow
starting in West Virginia. Time will tell.

Tristan



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