File spoon-archives/marxism-international.archive/marxism-international_1997/marxism-international.9710, message 60

Date: Sun, 5 Oct 1997 17:16:00 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: M-I: Wall Street. Using Villains for Capitalist Apologetics.

On Sun, 5 Oct 1997, Stephen E Philion wrote:

> Steve:  Or we could replace Clinton by Hitler, Bernie Sanders by Joe
> McCarthy, Mitterand by Mussolini, Ruth Messinger by Hitler...and of
> course, the biggest facist of them all, Louis Proyect, by Lyndon Larouche
> (you'll notice Proyect wrote about Lyndon Larouche, this is *exactly* what
> Larouche does all the time!!).  They all have something in common, they
> are all (actually *we* all are) social facists!!  Including you and me
> Sid!  
What has all the above got to do with the main thrust of the discussion?
It is perfectly understandable when people like Clinton, Mitterand and
the others meet and give aid to people like Fujimori and other
dictators. It is when a person with the background and stature of
Castro colludes and gives succour to a person like Fujimori(or Indira
Gandhi), that immediately a question should arise in the minds of
thinking people instead of a visceral reaction. For afterall, Castro
is a self-proclaimed socialist (and an internationally recognized one
too) who has to be held to higher standards of principle than all the
rest. All this should be elementary. I suggest that you comrade think
a little before hastily dashing off some lines and not ignore reality.
For by ignoring them, the contradictions will not disappear.  

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