How is it that so many of my friends in the Marxist left miss items like the one I am about to post, or don't get their significance, or would just as soon not talk about them?
These friends who go all out in defense of the likes of Sadam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, and the ever popular Mahmoud Ahmadeinejad because, as we all know that are such anti-imperialists, and friends of oppressed people everywhere. I mean, they must be because the United States and Company hate, invade, fight and undermine them. Right?
For the hundredth time the enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend.
Faced with the situation in Syria, what do we hear from those same friends. Well, pretty much the same nonsense...or nothing at all.
What always intrigues me about this, well, one of the things anyway, is that these friends, these fellow and sister commies of mine don't seem to care that these swell guys would kill all of them if they showed up in their countries and advocated any sort of Marxist line...any sort. You think Sadam cared if you were a Trotskyite or if you were all out for Uncle Joe. You think Muammar cared if you were into Mao, Hoxha or Tito, you think Mahamoud is concerned if you call yourself an anti-revisionist Marxist Leninist or an orthodox Marxist? I mean really. Every last one of these dictators is all about suppressing any organization, group or individual who dares to hint at working class revolution. That is what they care about.
The disgusting and murderous Bashar al-Assad wants to again make one thing clear to my friends. He wants them to know that while he is more than happy to have their support from outside his little fiefdom, he wants to hear none of your shit inside.
These scumbag petty gangsters care about one thing...themselves and power.
PS: I may have just lost some of my friends.
The following is from the journal Links.
Syria: Marxist intellectual arrested -- Free Salameh Kaileh!
“These communists who have been taking part in the uprising believe that bringing the regime down is the main objective, and have no belief in the possibility of reform. They know that the struggle of the poor classes will continue until the replacement of the regime is made by the workers, farmers, and all the public classes, which suffer from a lack of a political representation. This is because there is no answer to their problems except through getting rid of all the liberal parties, and the collapse of the mafia-capitalist governing class, and the traditional bourgeoisie that work within the regime now and aim to control it. This capitalist mafia brought in the Baath Party and made some achievements when they first got to power, but these achievements were captured and this regime is synonymous with the capitalist mafia now. In order to achieve the goals of the uprising today, there must be a new vision based on a Marxist analysis, and that represents the interests of workers and farmers, which, in turn, can allow a new party to be set-up that would undertake a genuinely transformative programme. It is this possibility which has been opened through the uprising. Marxists therefore, must start forming the workers and farmers party, in order to establish a democratic republic, which reflects the public interest.”