Re: [OPE] Inside OPE‚€™s minds.

From: <cmgermer@ufpr.br>
Date: Wed Sep 24 2008 - 08:12:20 EDT

WELL SAID, JERRY!!!
Claus Germer.

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> From: Gerald Levy <jerry_levy@verizon.net>
> To: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <ope@lists.csuchico.edu>
> Sent: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 12:41
> Subject: Re: [OPE] Inside OPE‚€™s minds.
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>> This test revels that you
> have either to revise your position toward left-wing dictatorships and
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>> left authoritarian
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> Hi Alejandro:
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> Yes, it is a sure sign of a
> "left-wing dictatorship" that workers' control is spreading
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> throughout industry and that
> Chavez is President _now_ after the masses  spontaneously
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> took to the streets in 2002 and
> refused to let the junta
> stand.  Land reform in Bolivia and
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> Venezuela are also sure signs
> of dictatorship - all of
> these changes are just _so_ unfair
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> to wealthy landowners,
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> capitalists, transnational corporations,
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> friendly governments
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> international lending agencies (like the
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> World Bank) and cronies of the old regime. Shame,
> shame on Chavez!  Is it my
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> standard of values which need to be revised or
> yours?  Do you favor workers'
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> control, nationalization, and
> land reform?
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> There _may_ have been some
> violations of democratic rights towards the
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> (right-wing, neo-fascist)
> opposition in Venezuela, but to blame that on
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> e "dictatorship" of Chavez
> shows that one does not comprehend the
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> characteristics and complexity
> of the Bolivarian movement - a movement
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> which has many different
> perspectives and political tendencies. Chavez
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> "controls" that movement rather
> loosely - like a shepherd of cats. 
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> In solidarity,
> Jerry
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> PS: I feel your pain towards
> Castro and Cuba. Just think of how much
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> less suffering there would have
> been there had Cuba just agreed to
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> maintain its neo-colonial
> relationship with the US!  How awful of them
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> to demand self-determination
> and true independence. Bad, bad Castro!
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