[Marxism] Fwd: Re: [lbo-talk] Behind the News: Heightened Intra-capitalist Conflict under Secular Stagnation

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jan 6 15:25:41 MST 2017


On 1/6/17 3:10 PM, Ralph Johansen via Marxism wrote:
> One faction wants to provoke a crisis with Russia to provide a pretext
> for expanded military spending (e.g. Boeing and Lockheed Martin) while
> the other wants to integrate Russia into the global capitalist system
> more deeply to obtain its vast natural resources (e.g. ExxonMobil). This
> latter faction is also in alliance with the vulture capitalists (Mercer)
> and Wall Street investment banks (Goldman Sachs)


Okay, let me see if I understand this. Those ten thousand articles in 
Alternet, CommonDreams, Huffington Post, Counterpunch, ZNet, Salon, 
Truthdig and Truthout calling attention to the internecine ties between 
Goldman-Sachs and the Clinton campaign were wrong. In reality, 
Goldman-Sachs was part of a stealthy faction under the leadership of 
Breitbart.com that preferred Trump because he wanted to "integrate 
Russia into the global capitalist system".

I don't mind vulgar Marxism if there is at least a modicum of 
intelligence at work. This is pure drivel.

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