[Marxism] Fwd: Seymour Hersh vindicated on sarin gas attack? Not really | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Oct 26 12:45:48 MDT 2015

As I pointed out in my article on “Baathist Truthers”, most members of 
the amen corner simply operate on a different basis than Marxism. Their 
method can be described as conspiracism and has a long history on the 
left. In its latest permutation, it boils down to a bastardized form of 
“investigative journalism” in which there is an almost obsessional need 
to find out the key piece of documentation—a Wikileaks cable, etc.—that 
will finally prove that the USA is responsible for everything bad that 
has happened in Syria rather than a bitter conflict over rival class 
interests. Syrian society? Don’t bother me with such irrelevancies, our 
conspiracists would maintain. The only thing that matters are CIA plots.

You get the same thing with Ukraine. From the minute the Euromaidan 
protests erupted, they were looking for the “proof” that the USA was 
behind the unrest. A phone call made by State Department Official 
Victoria Nuland was to blame, not corruption or police brutality. In 
such a schema, the Ukrainian or Syrian workers were marionettes sitting 
motionlessly on their behinds until the puppet-master began pulling 
their strings.


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