[R-G] Re: How to approach this war?
cbcox at ilstu.edu
Sat Nov 9 08:42:34 MST 2002
Barry Stoller wrote:
> Returning to the top, we must confront today's principle problem: many
> anti-war activists support capitalism (even if only utopian conceptions
> of it).
This is profoundly wrong.
1) How can anti-war movements _grow_ into anti-capitalist movements
unless they consist primarily of those who are _not_ anti-capitalist to
2) Such a position is the vary essence of sectarianism. You can't join
our party unless you are 100% with us. (I have fought bitterly for
decades against red-baiters who equate marxism with "ideologoical
purity." And here you go justifying the charge.)
3) Even in terms of revolution, the vast majority of those who make a
socialist revolution are not in any developed sense socialists (or even
anti-capitalist) until well after the successful insurrection. Your
position simply makes impossible any remote hope of revolution.
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