[Marxism] [Pen-l] Prediction: Ukraine's love affair with the West will be short-lived

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Feb 28 05:42:06 MST 2014

On 2/28/14 4:49 AM, William Cockshott wrote:
> http://openukraine.org/en/about/partners
> This guy, Arseniy Yatseniuk, was appointed president just today and
> here is the link to his personally founded 'foundation' and its list
> of parteners.    Note that they include Nato and The US State
> Department among others of such ilk.

Well, of course. The bourgeois politicians opposed to the Kremlin will 
naturally have relied on the West. This is not news. If Mohammed 
Elbaradei had somehow won an election in Egypt, you would have found the 
same sorts of connections. But do we smear the people who went to Tahrir 
Square because of that? Bourgeois elections are the means by which the 
ruling class maintains its power. Someone, can't remember who, cracked a 
joke. After 4 years of austerity, people might just go to the polls and 
re-elect a Putinite stooge. What is of importance to us is the mass 
movement. Some like Bill, a hard-core Stalinist ideologically, would 
prefer to see Ukraine permanently aligned with the Kremlin because of 
nostalgia for the USSR. Or who knows what the hell Bill thinks. He seems 
incapable of writing a fully developed analysis. Maybe he can write 
something about computers and socialism that would certainly have some 

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