[Marxism] Greek Leader Who Said 'Jews Don't Pay Taxes' Named Defense Minister

Jim jim at redunity.org
Wed Jan 28 02:29:02 MST 2015

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on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:36:52 -0500, Sheldon Ranz via Marxism wrote:
> On the one hand, Nixon and Stalin were two anti-Semites who supplied Israel 
with arms, so need to
> worry on that front (unless you're Palestinian).
> On the other hand, the only other anti-austerity party that got seats was the 
neo-Nazi Golden
> Dawn.  Talk about being between a rock and a hard place - or to please any 
Greeks out there,
> between Scylla and Charybdis.  Holy Odysseus, Batman - does Tzipris have 

This is not correct: KKE is surely another anti-austerity party, and it has 
enough seats to form a government coalition with Syriza, even if its ageing 
Stalinism has made it into yet another quasi-social democratic party. You'd 
think that would make it a good fit with the left social democratic Syriza.

More to the point for Marxists, however, is when you decide not to form a 
government, even when you can, or even participate as a minority in government. 
For revolutionaries it would be parliamentarist suicide to do so if there is no 
revolutionary situation and the overwhelming majority of the population is not 
with you. (And they aren't with Syriza yet.)

Jim Moody (jim at redunity.org) on 28/01/2015

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