[Marxism] Fwd: Joseph Grim Feinberg, "With Capitulation in Greece, the Front Moves Outward"
lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Jul 23 05:31:08 MDT 2015
(I am rather surprised that KKE supporter Yoshie Furuhashi saw fit to
post a reasonable article.)
The Eurozone leaders, who had long counted on the docility of their
debtors, showed their capacity for and willingness to engage in economic
violence in order to get their way. By threatening to make Greece's
economy scream, they brought the dissident Tsipras to his knees and made
a collaborator of him. But Greece's suffering and anger will only
increase, and if it can no longer be channeled through SYRIZA, it will
be expressed in other forms.
SYRIZA's utter defeat, however, has allowed us to see how difficult it
is for Greece to wage this battle on its own. For the past five months,
we have been hoping for change to come to Greece. Greece has shown that
it cannot fulfill those hopes without change elsewhere. The leaders of
the Eurozone have shown that as long as they are in power, no change
toward a decent Europe is possible. They've issued a challenge to every
resident of Europe: remove them from office, or accept the
generalization of humiliation and misery. The southeastern front has
been overrun. But resistance could -- has to -- spread behind the
established battle lines. When the Eurozone leaders return victorious
from Greece, let's prepare their defeat at home.
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