[Marxism] Rational Unreason of Imperial War

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Sat Aug 30 08:15:40 MDT 2014


On Aug 30, 2014, at 8:29 AM, Ron Jacobs via Marxism wrote:
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> http://stillhomeron.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-rational-unreason-of-imperial-war.html

" Although I think the tendency among commentators to call the current  
situation between Russia and the West a “new cold war” is not only  
symptomatic of the Western press’s short term memory, but a misnomer  
(inter-imperialist rivalry is a much more accurate description), the  
truth is permanent NATO military bases along Russia’s borders are  
nothing short of a serious provocation."



"new cold war" is a misnomer only insofar as it echoes the dishonest  
"Anticommunist" ideology used against the USSR, which, of course,  
utilized a comparably dishonest "Anticapitalist" ideology against its  
rival. The truth is that "inter-imperialist rivalry" was then, just as  
it is today, "a much more accurate description."  Which is not in the  
least to deny that "permanent NATO military bases along Russia’s  
borders are nothing short of a serious provocation."



Shane Mage

"scientific discovery is basically recognition of obvious realities
that self-interest or ideology have kept everybody from paying  
attention to"





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