[Marxism] re fraud claims of the venezuelan opposition
michael a. lebowitz
mlebowit at sfu.ca
Wed Apr 17 17:47:30 MDT 2013
Dick Levins wrote:
'From the point of view of liberal parlamentarism, our side won. But
from the perspective of revolutionary socialism it was not a victory.
Socialism requires not acquiescence but overwhelming commitment of
energy, enthusiasm, and creative innovation.'
I agree entirely. But through struggle, it is possible to turn a
Bad Thing into a Good Thing. Insofar as the masses are mobilised in
response to the actions of the opposition, it can create a momentum
which moves the process decisively forward not only against the
oligarchy, capitalism and imperialism but also against the elements
within Chavism that endanger the continuation of the process. Of course,
there's nothing inevitable about such a development.
Michael A. Lebowitz
Simon Fraser University
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