[Marxism] Mikola Dziadok: What We Can Learn from the Moscow Protests

Glenn Kissack gkissack at nyc.rr.com
Sun Aug 4 16:43:33 MDT 2019


Very interesting, Thomas! Do you know much about the makeup of the people being arrested? Are they mostly students, like Olga? Are they working class, or not?

Glenn

> The logical conclusion is it is stupid and short-sighted for protesters to
> try and keep themselves and their protests on the right side of the law,
> appealing endlessly to the law as a supreme value and, moreover, outing
> protesters who break the law as “provocateurs,” one of the favorite hobbies
> of the legal opposition. It is like trying to win a fight without breaking
> rules drawn up by your enemy. So it is quite pretty to read the Russian
> Constitution out loud to riot policemen, but it is also naive, pretentious,
> and frivolous. They care a thousand times more about their discounted
> apartments and bonuses than they care about the Constitution.
> 
> https://therussianreader.com/2019/08/04/mikola-dziadok-moscow-protests/
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