[Marxism] Gray Zone versus the deep state, regime change, Trotskyite devils | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Chris Slee chris_w_slee at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 11 01:57:56 MDT 2019


Louis Proyect says:

"Looking back at the history of the radical movement, you will find many attempts to take advantage of imperialist rivalry".

Today two examples are Venezuela receiving aid from Russia and the Syrian Democratic Forces receiving aid from the US.

Such aid always involves the danger of cooption and degeneration.  But this is not inevitable.  Whether a movement gets coopted depends on a range of local and international factors.

For example, if the Turkish government stopped threatening to invade northeastern Syria, the SDF would no longer need US support to deter such an invasion, and the danger of cooption would be reduced.

Similarly, if the US government ended its economic blockade of Venezuela, the Venezuelan govrrnment would be less reliant on Russia and China.

This highlights the importance of people in the United States campaigning against the blockade of Venezuela, and people in Turkey campaigning against the occupation of Afrin and threats to northeastern Syria.

Chris Slee
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