Thursday, 20 March 2014

Russian "imperialism" and the crisis in Ukraine. What is the answer? FUCK NATO.

A lot of liberal bleating that Russia's role regarding Ukraine and Crimea is "imperialist", so they can have an excuse to sit on the fence safely behind their own ruling class, which always seems to be the place you will find them.

Now, even if Russia was acting as an imperialist power, which it isnt (try actually reading some Lenin instead of just taking the word of Socialist Worker or whatever liberal rag you allow to think for you), even if it was, it would not make one jot of a difference to the position of any anti-imperialist in the west.

Because quite simply, the main, in fact the only real enemy is at home. The defeat of western imperialism is our only concern in any conflict.

It is 100 years since World War One started, and still the liberal left is making exactly the same pathetic arguments for its own cowardice and collaboration in the face of the crisis-stricken and bankrupt imperialist ruling-class's inevitable push for war.

And so equally inevitably, the 'third-camp' pitches its tent under the safe and comfortable cover of the imperialist tree.

"A revolutionary class cannot but wish for the defeat of its government in a reactionary war.
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Socialists must explain to the masses that they have no other road of salvation except the revolutionary overthrow of “their” governments, and that advantage must be taken of these governments’ embarrassments in the present war precisely for this purpose. "

Lenin, Socialism and War (1915)
http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1915/s+w/
Fuck NATO!

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