[Marxism] Fwd: LENIN'S TOMB: Union of fear and loathing

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Sep 20 11:53:35 MDT 2014


What is perhaps most contemptible and laughable in all of this is that a 
section of the Left is convinced that something precious and progressive 
was saved by the votes of Scotland's older and richer electorate.  That 
precious something, apparently inconceivable across borders, is class 
solidarity.  But in making this case, they have been compelled to play a 
remarkable game of forgetting.  George Galloway forgets that his job is 
to expose and oppose Tory austerity rather than to pretend it's over. 
Gordon Brown forgets that he began the privatisation of the NHS, and 
poses as its stalwart defender.  They will do all they can to forget 
about the bigoted, authoritarian and reactionary forces that have been 
prepared over a decade of 'Britishness' pedagogy, unleashed in the 
course of this campaign, and victoriously rioting in George Square 
yesterday - though they have no right to deny the role of such 
anti-democratic nationalism in securing their victory.  And if they can, 
they will forget that the English chauvinism and ressentiment now 
vocalised by Farage and pandered to by Cameron, is the heart and soul of 
'Britishness'.

full: http://www.leninology.co.uk/2014/09/union-of-fear-and-loathing.html



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