Theoretical weekends at Scission turns to a woman I "met" recently. Leil-Zahra Mortada is "just a blogger" to some, but she seems more than that to me.
So today Scission turns to her for a much needed look at Syria. The left can't seem to get its act together on how it should relate to the civil war and revolution taking place there. Much of the left, clouded by its Euro-Centric, Western outlook, has an analysis which is confused at best, and downright warped at worst. It is paralyzed into inaction. Part of the Euro-American left says we should support Assad the Butcher because the USA does not. Another part says, well, it seems its either Assad or the Islamist militias. Some see this or that revolutionary grouping to support (as long as it has the "correct" line). Many western radicals just can't find the proper revolutionaries at all. Bullshit, rhetoric, and dogma reign.
Last week or so I read something by this young woman about the patronizing attitude of some "marxist" academic types in regards to the Syrian uprising, in particular that of a certain Mr. Zizek. It was punishing to say the least. Today, I give you another.
I am not sure this is theoretical at all...seems like real life stuff to me...probably a bit of both.
This comes from the blog of Leil Zahra Mortanda.