[Marxism] unity on the left in Australia

aaron s. amaral amaral1871 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 13:54:02 MST 2013

Hey..that's my great, grand-uncle!!!

>> Well, it is common knowledge that membership in the Bolshevik Party was
> contingent on "the French question". The first person expelled for dating
> the arrival of Bonapartism too late was Boris Schmendrick, a tailor from
> Minsk, who emigrated to California in 1906 out of despair from being cut
> off from his friends and comrades. There he launched a new career as a
> comedy director, with Fatty Arbuckle's "Kiss me until it hurts, Suzy" his
> first credit according to imdb.com. He is listed as Bart Hendrick.
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 Seek for food and clothing first, then
the Kingdom of God shall be added unto you.
   Hegel, 1807

  The class struggle, which is always present to a historian influenced by
Marx, is a fight for the crude and material things without which no refined
and spiritual things could exist. Nevertheless, it is not in the form of
the spoils which fall to the victor that the latter make their presence
felt in the class struggle. They manifest themselves in this struggle as
courage, humor, cunning, and fortitude. They have retroactive force and
will constantly call in question every victory, past and present, of the
rulers. As flowers turn toward the sun, by dint of a secret heliotropism
the past strives to turn toward that sun which is rising in the sky of
history. A historical materialist must be aware of this most inconspicuous
of all transformations.

-Walter Benjamin, Spring, 1940


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