[Marxism] Fwd: Anti-Imperialism for Dummies: Ignoring Syrians and Their Own Contradictions | P U L S E

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Dec 1 06:37:10 MST 2015

One of the iron laws of the know-nothing “anti-imperialists” is that if 
a group is supported by the United States, however minimally, or even 
just perceived as being aligned with U.S. interests, it goes without 
saying that the group is very bad and to be opposed by every good 
practicing opponent of empire. This is why many see no need to learn a 
thing about Syria beyond what can be found in 140 characters or less 
from Julian Assange, left-wing class analysis forsaken for conspiracy 
and a tautology: The U.S. is bad, and it says Assad is bad – maybe 
because of a pipeline, or because he made John Kerry pick up their last 
bar tab – Assad is therefore good, or at the very least less bad than 
those backed by the empire.


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