[R-G] Yemen Killing Based on Rules Set Out by Bush
ian.malcolm-walker at ntlworld.com
Wed Nov 6 01:44:02 MST 2002
I dont want a huge fight here
The Bush regime is brutal and ruthless .. and our follows its naked self
interest without flinching.
But Fascism is a particular form of state organisation very clearly
described by Trotsky .. and I am not someone regularly refers to or quotes
The grave danger in misusing the term is that if or when Capital resorts to
Fascism again the word will not raise the alarm bells it needs to.
Now I agree there needs to be a debate over the class character of the Bush
regime and its form of state organisation. I also agree some of the steps
it has taken make it closer to a Fascist regime that anything the US has
But - and a say this despite the use of Taft-Hartly against the
Longshoremen at least two key elements seem missing. I acknowledge that I
say this for Europe and they may be present on the ground but unreported.
On is the smashing of organisations of the working class - not just legal
measures but gangs going in and preventing locals etc from meeting.
The other is any conscious mobililisation of elements of the lumpenproletariat.
Nonetheless we could be close to the point where I would accept the use of
the descriptor proto-Fascist
At 04:27 Wednesday 06/11/02, Macdonald Stainsby wrote:
>You know, with this sort of thing going on it really is pathetic how many
>continue to worry about text-book definitions before calling this regime
>infested with Fascism.
Ian W Malcolm-Walker
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