[Marxism] Bolivia: A break in the biggest workers’ action of the last twenty years

Segis Mundo msegis11 at gmail.com
Fri May 31 10:33:54 MDT 2013


I wanted to thank compañero Gallardo for his post. I was about to post a
comment in reply to the greenleft piece by Federico Fuentes which was
posted before that and which I found a sorry exhibit of shameless
cherry-picking, especially when written right after the protests by
thousands of miners, teachers and students; a disgraceful gesture indeed.

I am not a Trostkyist, contrary to the straw man which the moderator
implied in a previous post and I don’t wholly agree with the analysis, but
I think these events are a telling balance sheet on the project of, as
Garcia Linera puts it himself, Andean developmentalist capitalism, but
which quasi-Trot and 3rd wordlist commentators will proclaim ‘Socialism!’
of the 21st century.

Of course, this kind of thing makes no dent at all on the revolutionary
program of developmentalism which steadily marches toward the completion of
the unfinished bourgeois revolution through socialist methods, like
hyper-inflation.

Sigh… would that Bolivian miners be deserving of the advanced theory of
developmentalism, perfected by the great masters and theorists of
revolution of the Anglophone internet left.



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