[Marxism] Time to recall that the enemy is at home

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 07:49:49 MDT 2015


I'm closer to Louis on his assessment re: JAN but not on his assessment of
MarxMail's frequent posters.

- Amith

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 9:47 AM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> On 10/16/15 2:09 AM, Mark Richey via Marxism wrote:
>
>> As far as massacres are concerend, a jihadist vitory would mean
>> massive pogroms against ethnic and religious minorities.  The
>> jihadists don't conceal this fact!  They in fact brag about it!   How
>> can you avoid mentioning that little fact?
>>
>
> Since you are a newcomer to Marxmail, let me give you some advice. You are
> on a Marxism list, not just a leftwing list. Many of the most frequent
> posters have spent decades in Marxist organizations and are used to reading
> Lenin, Trotsky et al. Their articles always took great care to back up
> their arguments with data. Since I was trained by the men and women who
> consulted with Leon Trotsky in Mexico in the 1930s, this tradition means a
> lot to me even if I think that the Trotskyist movement has been largely
> futile. So, for example, when I wrote about al-Nusra a while back, I took
> great care to do some research before I wrote anything (
> http://louisproyect.org/2015/10/05/a-closer-look-at-jabhat-al-nusra/). I
> don't care what your analysis is but I have a great deal of trouble with
> your aversion to substantial documentation to back it up.
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