Re: [OPE] Britain--parasitic and decaying capitalism: A comment

From: Paul Bullock <>
Date: Sat Jan 16 2010 - 14:32:21 EST

Because quite bizarre sorts of political conclusions are drawn by self
proclaimed marxists, (and I do not wish to point to any particularexample
here) does not mean that we can abandon Marx's materialist analysis
because tenuous or plainly idiotic associations are falsely made between it
and palpably reactionary ideas.

In the case of your '3rd worldism', ti seems to me that the world's poorhave
the right to complain that the middle classes in the wealthy countries have
not campaigned against imperialism because so many of them benefit from it.
They can't be expected to be happy with the small efforts that can be found.
At base it is inaction that breeds demoralisation.

Paul B

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From: "Dave Zachariah" <>
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Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2010 4:03 PM
Subject: Re: [OPE] Britain--parasitic and decaying capitalism: A comment

> On 2010-01-16 16:40, Paul Bullock wrote:
>> And DZ seems to be saying that IF any political consequences can be drawn
>> they are effectively anti working class vide 'demoralisation',
> The problem is not *if* they can be drawn, but that they *are* drawn by
> the so-called 'Third Worldists', e.g. in supporting the ruling classes in
> Iran vis-a-vis the warmongering state elites in the US rather than the
> working-class opposition, or in supporting reactionary religious groups
> rather than the socialist Left etc.
> //Dave Z
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