[R-G] terrorism at home
Malky53 at aol.com
Malky53 at aol.com
Fri Oct 5 15:44:01 MDT 2001
In a message dated 03-10-01 04:41:46, Gorojovsky at arnet.com.ar writes:
<< On the other hand, the masses in the third world are BOTH harassed the
way masses in the central world are, AND miliatrily or otherwise further
I agree and would go further or charactarise the situation a little
Workers everywhere are exploited in the sense that they are ripped off as
workers everywhere are ripped off as consumers - when they can afford to
There have been e-coli outbreaks in Britain killing elderly people in homes.
The militarisation of much of the less developed world doubles their
oppression but even as they struggle for 'democracy' they should have no
illusions in 'formal bourgoise' democracy as it allows you to choose which
rich dictator ignores your for the next four or five years.
In the extreme 'our' democracy can and will be brutally suspended just as
german and italian democracy was in the thirties.
for me the bigger issue is those LDCs who export their natural resources for
The reality - just as with slavery and the cotton trade in the 19th century
is that workers in the advanced economies benefit from it and - until things
get really tough for the bosses - are bought off.
Every war - every conflict - has a material basis no matter the pretext.
There would not have been a gulf war after Iraq invaded Kuwait had it not
been for oil.
Oil is critical in Afganistan again.
There is a mineral used in mobile phones (cell phones) that is at the heart
of the issue in Congo
It was diamonds in Sierra Leone
Dont get me wrong in each and every case there is the legacy of colonialism
and adversaries created to divide and rule.
But when those situations explode the advanced imperialist powers only act
when it affects them materially.
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