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We dumb Americans don't know how to read so good, Lark

Posted by: Stoller on March 01, 19100 at 13:23:44:

In Reply to: Read and Reason Barry. posted by Lark on February 29, 19100 at 22:26:56:

: Right Stroller, I'm going to take you at face value here, how many guns, explosives and trained instructors have you? What's your support like? Are the people in your workplace, community, police, army and state legislator with you? Do you have plans made of the local services and service personnel for strategic purposes? Are you going to embark on a protracted battle, a war of attrition, or do you think that you'll have a three day insurrection?

You know, Lark, that procapitalist fanatic Gee frequently taunted me with the same claim that revolution in America was impossible. And I always responded by asking him: where did I EVER say that I thought revolution would happen in America as things currently stand? All I have said is that the majority of the American working class sees no reason to vote anymore. For today, that's satisfying enough (plus I read the news about Mexico to keep my spirits up).

: You dont need to be a military genious to know that your not prepared for a revolution...

It's all about the MAJORITY OF THE WORKING CLASS. What I (personally) am 'ready for' is immaterial.

: One is a bit wise to the feebleness of a state trying to bring about socialism...

Your libertarian paranoia about 'the state' blinds you to the fact that 'the state' (historically speaking) is nothing but an instrument for one class to oppress another. As long as there are classes, 'the state' will exist. The proletariat, after a successful revolution, will need 'the state' to prevent the capitalists from... doing what capitalists do best. Once---and only once---all classes are resolved into WORKERS, then 'the state' will begin to disappear. (That will take some time, as the diehard procapitalists on this debate forum regularly evince.) My contribution to this classic Marxist observation is simply to emphasize how job rotation will prevent many of the bureaucratic abuses of Stalinist regimes.

: I cnat stand your veneration of the fucking trot government, like it was just perfect and without fault, learn from history or repeat it.

Have you missed most of what I've said about the Bolsheviks? What is worth studying is their mistakes and their successes---unless we just want to construct personal utopias, each different each time we post, that is...

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