[Marxism] Trump et alia

Gary MacLennan gary.maclennan1 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 13 02:07:41 MDT 2017

The situation in Korea is beginning to cause a good deal of anxiety.
Australia's Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has already distinguished
himself by declaring Australia's willingness to go to war if the USA is
attacked by North Korea.

Turnbull is of course under a great deal of domestic pressure that is due
in no small part to the ongoing collapse of the neoliberal economic model.
Australia's economy suffers from the Dutch Disease Syndrome where resourced
based economies suffer from economic imbalance.

He is also in strike around the issue of gay marriage or marriage
equality.  A social progressivist himself he has betrayed these ideals to
keep his right wing rivals at bay.  The result is that he looks and is a
weak Prime Minister and that in part explains his macho posturing with his
talk of declaring war on Korea.

But what actually is happening with the Korean crisis?  The notion that
North Korea constitutes a threat to the world is beyond laughable, but in
this crazy world, it might even be taken seriously. It certainly seems to
be in the world called into being by Trump's unhinged language.

What is the meaning of the Chinese statement opposing regime change but
saying they would remain neutral if North Korea attacked first? Has China
secretly warned the USA not to launch a preemptive strike on Korea?

Then I would dearly love to see an intelligent account of the events in
Virginia. Did the anti-fa forces smash up the Nazis? If so good on them.



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