[Marxism] Fwd: Hope in a Hopeless Place | LeftEast

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Aug 10 06:58:59 MDT 2014

If an analysis of the situation in the Donbas completely excludes the 
direct interference of Russia and events are interpreted exclusively as 
a “civil war” in which the Kievan government of oligarchs fights against 
its own people, then in a second, to the contrary, everything boils down 
to a hidden Russian intervention and all elements of internal conflict 
are consequently ignored, then before us is only the next variation on 
“the cunning of war.” To speak the truth means not only to unmask 
propaganda, but also to point out the reasons for military conflict: the 
fight for military spending, the redistribution of markets and property, 
the determination to establish complete control on those below in the 
interests of the elite. A hundred years ago, such a message, seemingly 
radical, utopian and naive, in the end changed the world. And this fact, 
it would seem, could suggest hope in our hopeless place.

full: http://www.criticatac.ro/lefteast/hope-in-a-hopeless-place/

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