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

From: Gerald Levy <>
Date: Wed Jan 27 2010 - 20:57:22 EST

> In the meantime India has just announced that it will launch its first
> manned mission to space in 2016 (plans were already in place for an Indian
> mission to Mars in 2030):

Hi Paula:

So? Is this supposed to show _anything_ of significance ....?

> Sorry, Jerry, but neither your arguments nor the empirical reality can
> justify 'Third Worldism'. The left needs to ditch this divisive framework
> and move on.

Ah, yes, divisive. When African-Americans demanded civil rights, they were
accused of being "divisive". When women demanded equal rights and an
end to sexual harassment, they were accused of being "divisive". It is
high time for the Left to recognize actual differences in the working class
and the world rather than sweep them under the rug and call them "divisive".
There are _actual_ divides within the class and the world and _genuine_
(unity-in-difference rather than simple, undifferentiated unity) requires a
recognition and a coming to terms with these differences. That is the
_only_ way
to move on....

In solidarity, Jerry

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