[Marxism] Syrian Revolution Commentary and Analysis

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Sep 26 11:13:10 MDT 2013

On 9/26/13 12:56 PM, Shane Mage wrote:
> And so what once were ordinary parts of the sectarian Left sink into the
> Pabloite quicksand of the "Arab Revolution."

For newcomers to Marxmail and to Marxism in general, Pablo was a hot 
cereal very popular in the 50s that was marketed primarily to infants. 
It became a term of abuse in the Trotskyist Fourth International during 
the debate over the causes of the split in the Ceylonese section with 
the Healyites blaming Ernest Mandel for introducing the treacherous Bala 
Tampoe to Pablo cereal. Like Mandel, Tampoe suffered from ill-fitting 
and painful dentures. When Mandel learned of his woes, he brought over a 
carton of Pablo cereal that alleviated the Trotskyist leader's 
sufferings. That opened the door to Mandel's rotten revision of 
Trotskyism that would permeate the entire Fourth International starting 
with Ceylon and finally sinking roots in the American SWP. Of all the 
members, only Tim Wolforth, Jim Robertson and Shane Mage were spared 
from the Pabloite degeneration.

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