[Marxism] Criticism and Self-Criticism: Red Guards or Iron Guards? - COSMONAUT

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Oct 17 08:57:37 MDT 2019

In the past, I was an outspoken defender of the organization known as 
Red Guards Austin (RGA) from state repression.  Despite many differences 
with them, I believed that they were genuine revolutionaries who stood 
on the side of the working class. As of October 12th, 2019, this current 
can no longer be considered anything but an anti-working class 
organization bent on the subversion of the class struggle. The Kansas 
City affiliate of the Red Guards, moving beyond their usual disruptive 
and sectarian tactics, physically assaulted and hospitalized an anti-war 
disabled veteran and socialist during an event highlighting indigenous 
resistance to the United States. Communists, socialists, and anyone who 
fights for the life and liberty of the oppressed need to be prepared to 
physically defend themselves against this force that is, from the 
perspective of the working class, indistinguishable from fascism.


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