[Marxism] Syrian Revolution Commentary and Analysis
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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