Re: [OPE-L] a comment on John's answers

From: Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM
Date: Tue May 24 2005 - 08:58:37 EDT

Re: [OPE-L] further response to John HollowayHi John:

A quick question.

Yesterday you wrote:

> [...] Firstly, I do not support Lopez Obrador.  I said I opposed his 
> exclusion (desafuero), a very different matter -- if all politicians
> had been excluded, I would have been delighted, but obviously that
> was not the case.

Last Thursday (the 19th) you wrote:

>   I think that the reduction of poverty is desperately urgent, especially 
> and palpably in Latin America (elsewhere too, but more obviously here). 
> For that reason I would probably support any government that I thought 
> was seriously committed to achieving this. I marched against the exclusion 
> of López Obrador and I may possibly vote for him next year. At the same 
> time, I recognise that any government that does not seek to eliminate 
> capitalism will probably achieve very limited results in the reduction of 
> poverty and will be forced to take part in promoting conditions favourable 
> for the accumulation of capital, with all the very real violence that that entails. 
> If, then, I decide to vote for López Obrador, it would be very much on the 
> basis of supporting the lesser (but possibly significantly lesser) of two evils. 

I don't understand how your comment yesterday was consistent with what
you wrote last  Thursday:  aren't you suggesting in the latter that you 
*might* support Obrador in the election by voting for him?  The reason you
are suggesting (that he might be a lesser evil) is different from saying that
you oppose his exclusion, isn't it?

In solidarity, Jerry

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