[Marxism] These People Are Still Being Held by Armed Separatists in Ukraine | VICE News
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Sun May 4 10:01:17 MDT 2014
On 5/4/14 11:47 AM, Shane Mage wrote:
> But in fact Marx did write about the Commune abducting people (including
> the Archbishop of Paris) and executing them. He even criticized the
> Commune for this--that is, for *not* executing them until the very end!
Shane, you are hilarious. The taking of hostages was not initiated by
the Communards but by the Prussians. The Communards resorted to this
tactic after the fashion of the Red Army in the civil war in 1918 in the
same way that capital punishment was reinstituted on a temporary basis.
What this has to do with Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky being abducted in
Donetsk and beaten for nearly a week is anybody's guess. I understand
that you are fairly cynical in making such an argument but there are
other people who take their Marx seriously who see through your sophistry.
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