Monday, January 26, 2015

Πρώτα περιστρέφουμε προς τα αριστερά .... Τότε

OK, just let me get this out of the way, before "it" happens-- the it being what always happens when we get all excited and wet ourselves over some "new" "radical" formation getting governmental power under capitalism-- you all know how it goes, or went, with Peron, with Nasser, or Peron again, or (way back in the day) the MNR, or Goulart, or the Unidad Popular, or the MFA, or the ANC, or  Madura, etc.etc.etc.

Some questions:

1. Can Syriza possibly mitigate, ameliorate the conditions of the Greek economy in isolation and in the face of opposition from the European Union?

2. If the answer to (1) is "no." Stop. Start over. I mean really, really over.

3. If the answer to (1) is "yes": what will it take? Now let's recall that "economics" is never economics. It's always class struggle. So policies, programs, maneuvers, all have a half-life that is determined by who's stronger in the class struggle.

4. Is Syriza committed to advancing class struggle?

5. If the answer to (4) is "no," see (2).

6. If the answer to (4) is "yes," see (3). What will it take? Will it not take organization of the working class as a class independent from all government and state machinery? Will it not take organs of dual power? Will it not take introducing that struggle directly into the military?

7. Is Syriza capable of guiding, assisting, participating in such organization while it "governs," while it administers, and ministers to, capitalism?

8. Can such dual power even be sustained "locally" without achieving a reciprocating existence throughout Europe?

9.. Which leads us to the final question, which is always the first question, is the overthrow of capitalism necessary?

10.  If the answer to (9) is "yes," you better dry yourself, change your knickers and start over.

If the answer to (9) is "no," no more questions.  You're wasting time, and will be wasting lives sooner than you think.

January 26, 2014

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