[Marxism] Exploiting women for reactionary and race-baiting campaigns (was: Hundreds of sexual assaults in Cologne - what the hell happened – any answers from German list members?)

Tristan Sloughter t at crashfast.com
Sun Jan 10 10:16:57 MST 2016


On Sun, Jan 10, 2016, at 11:11 AM, jamie pitman via Marxism wrote:
> I agree with Kathleen as well. During the swp stuff a few years back
> (which inoculated me against leninism for life) it became staggering how
> experienced members reached for any excuse except the absolute scummery
> of the aggressor. There's a hint here of the aggressors in some accounts
> almost being portrayed as the victims. It seems to me that details about
> doors and blaming the police strike the same tenor. Its really not good
> enough to make a passing reference to the crimes (and doesn't the term
> 'groping' only trivialise assault?) in the opening paragraph and then
> talk about something else. 
> 
> And of course I think that there should be a robust response to any
> racist backlash, but I also think its possible to walk and chew gum at
> the same time.

Exactly. Sadly many on the Left view the world in absolutes, similar to
reactionaries. 



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