[Marxism] Interesting factoid

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Sun Nov 24 08:29:22 MST 2013

On Nov 24, 2013, at 9:15 AM, Louis Proyect wrote:
> There's an article titled "Lenin versus 'Leninism'" in issue number  
> five of Marxist Left Review (marxistleftreview.org) by Sandra  
> Bloodworth (love that moniker). Here is the number of times the word  
> intervene, intervention, or interventionist occurs: 21.

Interesting to note that in French, the mother tongue of  
revolutionaries for the past 224 years, the verb "intervenir" and the  
noun "intervention" refer primarily to a speech in the context of a  
debate or series of speeches.  In a military-type context it applies  
to military action (bombing, providing arms, sending troops in support  
of one side or another in a conflict.  Apostles of the "Bolshevik  
Combat Party" model tend to confuse the two meanings of the word,  
hoping that their routine practice of the first will somehow shed some  
of the "glory" of the second on them.

Shane Mage

This cosmos did none of gods or men make, but it
always was and is and shall be: an everlasting fire,
kindling in measures and going out in measures.

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