[R-G] Poverty of Crisis Debate
critical.montages at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 22:47:56 MDT 2008
Leftists, especially Marxists, are fond of debates on crises. But our
debates have often revolved around questions that are not exactly
helpful to people in crisis. We tend to debate such questions as:
What are the underlying causes of crisis -- overaccumulation,
overproduction, underconsumption, or what?
But the question that we should have been really debating, learning
from historical examples, is: in case of a crisis, _how_ do we counter
a financial blackmail of capital (e.g., if you don't give us $700
billion, we'll commit suicide bombing and take you all down)? As long
as we cave to this blackmail and seek a solution on capital's terms,
we'll remain social democrats.
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