[Marxism] Fwd: Donald Trump, National Bolshevism and the radical deficit | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed May 17 10:29:07 MDT 2017

Three years ago I wrote an article titled “National Bolshevism rides 
again” that called attention to Golden Dawn’s support for Russia against 
Euromaidan that sounded exactly like the sort of thing written by Mike 
Whitney: “Ukraine is Washington’s pretext for a conflict with Russia. 
The threat of conflict is evident from the flood of propaganda in the 
Zionist media. Putin is demonized daily as Saddam Hussein and Qaddafi 
were earlier, while known Zionist newspapers like the Washington Post 
and New York Times, present daily ‘evidence’ Russian troops are ready to 
invade Ukraine. The only things missing are the weapons of mass 
destruction in order to have a complete repeat.”

Little did I suspect that within three years, an American version of 
Golden Dawn would be saying the same thing. On May 13th, neo-Nazi 
Richard Spencer led a small demonstration protesting the removal of a 
statue honoring Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia. Among the 
chants heard from the mouths of these fascists (I use the word 
advisedly) was “Blood and soil” and “Russia is our friend”.

If “Russia is our friend”, it is understandable why Stephen F. Cohen 
would tell Tucker Carlson, Bill O’Reilly’s replacement at Fox News, that 
the “Assault on Trump is [the] greatest threat to our country”. Like 
Cohen, Spencer considers the liberal onslaught on Trump to be the main 
danger to the USA. In a comment on Trump’s divulging classified 
information to the Russians, Spencer used words that could have come out 
of Cohen’s mouth: “This is only a scandal in the minds of those who 
haven’t heard that the Cold War is over.”


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