File spoon-archives/bhaskar.archive/bhaskar_2003/bhaskar.0305, message 55


Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 12:41:57 +0100
Subject: Re: BHA: Why Blair supported Bush


In message <1739419910.20030515093619-AT-unsw.edu.au>, GŁnter Minnerup 
<g.minnerup-AT-unsw.edu.au> writes

 >at that level of abstraction it [fighting the rule of capital across 
national >boundaries] is quite impossible to discuss meaningfully. This 
is,
 >after all, a CR list, and while that doesn't mean we can't have
 >general political debates here we should maybe at least relate them to
 >CR themes such as stratified realities, the relationship between the
 >concrete and the abstract, etc.

You seem to be assuming that the international struggle against capital 
is somehow more abstract than national struggles. Why? Is not their 
interconnection a reality? Is not, say, the global movement for peace 
and social justice concrete (i.e. in its international as well as its 
regional manifestation?) The concrete must not of course be identified 
with the actual and the empirical - it includes also real possibilities 
and necessities, including the necessity to struggle against the rule of 
capital (if the struggle is to prevail) globally and synchronically!

This is not of course to question the good sense of much else you've 
been saying in this thread.

Mervyn





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